Roy Kellock

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The Honourable Mr. Justice
Roy Kellock
Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
In office
October 3, 1944 – January 15, 1958
Preceded by Thibaudeau Rinfret
Succeeded by Ronald Martland
Personal details
Born Roy Lindsay Kellock
(1893-11-12)November 12, 1893
Perth, Ontario
Died December 12, 1975(1975-12-12) (aged 82)

Roy Lindsay Kellock, CC (November 12, 1893 – December 12, 1975) was a Canadian Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Born in Perth, Ontario, he graduated from McMaster University with a B.A. in 1915. Justice Kellock was called to bar in 1920 and appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1942. He was appointed as Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada on October 3, 1944 and served until January 15, 1958. Roy Kellock chaired the Royal Commission investigating the Halifax Riot of VE Day 1945,[1] and co-chaired the Royal Commission on Spying Activities in Canada in response to Gouzenko Affair in 1946.

In 1970, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.[2]


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Academic offices
Preceded by
Carey Fox
Chancellor of McMaster University
Succeeded by
Charles P. Fell