Donald Tolmie

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Donald Ross Tolmie
Alderman of Welland, Ontario
In office
Member of Parliament
for Welland
In office
November 1965 – September 1972
Preceded by Victor Railton
Succeeded by William Hector McMillan
Personal details
Born (1923-11-11)11 November 1923
Lindsay, Ontario
Died 18 March 2009(2009-03-18) (aged 85)
Pelham, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Profession lawyer

Donald Ross Tolmie (11 November 1923 – 18 March 2009) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada.

Tolmie was born in Lindsay, Ontario and served in World War II as an Avro Lancaster navigator. He became a lawyer in Welland, Ontario where he was an alderman from 1957 to 1964. After this, he entered federal politics winning a seat at the Welland riding in the 1965 general election. Tolmie was re-elected there in 1968, then left federal politics in 1972 after completing his term in the 28th Canadian Parliament.

From October 1971 to September 1972, Tolmie was Parliamentary Secretary to Ron Basford, the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs at that time.

After an undisclosed illness, Tolmie died at his home in Pelham, Ontario on 18 March 2009.[1]


  1. ^ Tay, Mark (20 March 2009). "Donald Tolmie remembered as great MP and lawyer". Welland Tribune. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 

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