Renowned .. or Famous Denomme's
What constitutes a "renowned or famous"
Denomme is certainly open to interpretation .. in this case Art's. There
are a number of past and present "CuZins" that have, for
one reason or another, distinguished themselves. Here are a few
of those individuals.
Oh, by the way. If you know of any other Denomme's that should be added
to this page ... or disagree with any of Art's choices ...send him an
CLAUDE DELOMEL ... renowned, by Denomme's of course, for coming to New
France in the 1660's and starting this family. More about Claude can be
found on the "Family Origins" web page.
JEANE LEMELIN ... yes we know she is not a "Denomme", but as the grand
daughter of Claude Delomel and Denise Leclerc, we felt she qualifies.
Her claim to fame (so to speak) was marrying Charles Joliette in 1717.
Charles was the son Louis Joliette, the famous french explorer of the
ALEXANDRE JOSEPH DENOMEY ... the only Denomey (Denomme) that we know of,
that has been in Canada's Who's Who. Born in 1904 in Chatham, Ontario,
the son of Alexander Denomme and Marie Brisson. In 1923 he joined the
Basilian Fathers and was ordained to the priesthood in 1928. He took his
graduate studies at Harvard University, where he obtained his doctor's
degree, and won a Sheldon Travelling Fellowship which enabled him to spend
a year at the Sorbonne, in France. Arriving in Toronto in 1935, he spent
the next 22 years at the University of Toronto as chair of Comparative
Literature. Father Denomy published a considerable number of books and
articles on Medieval studies. He was recognized in 1947 with a Guggenheim
Fellowship. Membership in the Royal Society of Canada followed in 1948.
Alexandre died in 1957.
THOMAS DENOMME ... son of Gerald Denomme and Dorothy Lane. He was a Vice-Chairman
of Chrysler in Detroit. He retired in December of 1997 and became a Chair
of the Michigan Gaming Control Board the same year.
JEFF DENOMME ... son of Donald and Cecelia Denomme. Jeff is the President
and Chief Operating Officer of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario.
You have to admit ... if you are Canadian, the thought of being President
of the Hockey Hall of Fame has to be a kids "dream job" .. aside from
playing in the NHL ... of course!
DR. GREG DENOMME ... is a scientist and researcher at Mt. Sinai Hospital
in Toronto in the field of transfusion medicine and its relation to hemolytic
diseases of the newborn and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Greg
received his doctorate from the University of Western Ontario in 1993.
He is a scholar of Bayer/Canadian Blood Services/Medical Research Council
and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Over the years
Greg won many awards and scholarships, attracted research grants and published
numerous articles. Greg is the son of Lorne Denomme and Mabel Etue.
BERNARD CHARLES DENOMY ... Born in Chatham, Ontario,
he was the son of Frank Denomme & Anne M. Bedard. On June 24, 1944,
Bernard was an RCAF co-pilot of a Canso aircraft that attacked and
sunk a German U-Boat. In doing so, the aircraft was severely damaged,
and ditched in the North Atlantic. Bernard and his crew mates spent
the next 21 hours in the water before being rescued. For his contribution
to the sinking and the survival of his crew mates, Bernard was awarded
the Distinguished Service Order. In 1979 Canada Post released a stamp
commemorating the sinking of U-1225 by Bernard's aircraft.
JAYSON DENOMMEE ... A young figure skater that is well known within figure
skating circles. Jayson was one of our mysteries
(see the Denomme
Mysteries web page). he is the son of Daniel Denommee and Carole
JEAN MARC DENOMME ... is a major contributor and researcher to this
book, and is also the author of several books on pedagogy. He was a
of the Checoutimi campus of the University of Quebec before his retirement.
He and his wife, Madeleine, lectured, researched and enjoy travelling
the globe. Jean-Marc died in August 2010.
Art knows there are more that should be on this page ... let him know
who they are.