Raymond Rock, Canadian politician, Died at 93

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Raymond Rock October 1, 1922, and died on January 22, 2016.

He was a Canadian politician and a businessman.

His parents were John Rock and Helena Pietzik were both of Polish descent.

He was elected Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party representing the riding of Jacques-Cartier—Lasalle in the 1962 federal election and later represented the riding of Lachine.

Minister Rock actually crossed the floor in 1972 to join the Progressive Conservatives and was subsequently defeated in the 1972 election.

Mr.Rock intersect the floor because he had received a memo from the Liberal Party that no anglophones in Quebec should be employed by the Federal Government, no matter how bilingual.

He was on numerous standing committees.

He was a member of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in which he served on the HMCS Portage (J331) between 1942 and 1945.

Whilst he became established as a businessman and owner of a hardware store, he also served as alderman in Lachine, Quebec (1951–55 and 1957–63) as well as President of the Lachine Chamber of Commerce.

He married wife Theresa Kudla, they conceived two children, Allan Eric Rock and Kenneth Lester Rock.

Raymond Rock passed away at 93 yrs old.

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