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In Memoriam: Henry Aumont of Arnprior and Ottawa Auto Parts has died

Arnprior, Ontario — Henry Aumont of Arnprior and Ottawa Auto Parts has died at the age of 93.

Henry was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Norah Shields (2013) and his sister Carmen Breton. He was born in Val Gagné, Ontario to Emerilda Deslauriers and Wilfrid Aumont on July 20, 1928. . In addition to starting A&O, Henry was one of the founders of the Canadian Auto Recyclers group, one of the precursor groups to OARA and ARC, and sat on the Board of CAR for many years.

Henry opened Arnprior and Ottawa Auto Parts in 1967 and the family business continues to thrive in the community to this day. In addition to starting A&O, Henry was one of the founders of the Canadian Auto Recyclers group, one of the precursor groups to OARA and ARC, and sat on the Board of CAR for many years.

Henry and Norah raised four children: Lynne (Michael) Haramis, Alan (Susan) Aumont, Alvan (Ruth) Aumont and Michelle (Herb) Kelly. Grandfather of Adam (Jelibeth) Haramis, Jeremy Haramis, Peter (Bingjie) Haramis, Amy (Reid) Van Brabant, Matthew (Melanie) Aumont, Nicholas Aumont (Lisa Munro), Allison (Jeffrey) Reynolds, Katie (Jonathan) Kelly, Chrissy Kelly, Christopher (Sarah) Scott, and Brandon Scott. Great-grandfather of Jelianna, Philip, Beatrice, and Thomas Haramis; Amelia and Luke Van Brabant; Henry and Edward Aumont; Jackson and Lily Aumont; Emma and Ethan Reynolds; Ian Stevenson; James and Addyson Scott. 

Henry will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a devoted husband and father and loving grandfather. Henry and Norah enjoyed travelling; spending winters in Florida; visiting with family and friends at their cottage and home and playing cards with friends. 

Henry enjoyed classic cars and playing golf with his buddies at Sand Point. He seldom missed Sunday Mass and always enjoyed Father Ryan’s sermons. 

Most of all he cherished all his grandchildren and family get-togethers over the years. 

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Orchard View by the Mississippi for their excellent care. Also, a special thank you to Henry’s longtime caregiver Charlene Scott. 

Henry’s final care has been entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior.  

Relatives and friends are invited to join for a Funeral Liturgy to be webcast live from the Pilon Family Chapel on Wednesday morning, November 10 at 11 a.m. EST. Private interment will follow at the Malloch Road Cemetery. 

In memory of Henry, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation.

People are encouraged to share fond memories with Henry here.

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