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Crow, William M. (Bill)

CROW, William Mark “Bill” – Died July 17, 2018 at Ardyne Farm, Puslinch Township Ontario, the same place he was born July 4, 1938. Much loved husband for 53 years of Marilynn (“Lynn”) Crow, nee Jamieson. Bill took over the family farm from his father in 1964, now carried on by his children and grandson Cameron.
Survived by his sisters Betty Major and Rita Crow; dedicated children Cathy Lago, Mark Crow (Taia Wong) and Karen Crow (Gordon Ballantyne). Loving grandfather to Cameron and Alyssa Lago, Beatrice and Eloise Crow and Ronan Ballantyne.
Predeceased by his parents Gladwin Burgess and M. Isabel Crow, nee Leslie; his sisters Margaret Radcliffe and Evelyn Crow, and brothers-in-law Ron Radcliffe and George Major.
A devoted farmer, Bill’s purebred Yorkshire pigs were awarded the Premier Breeder banner at the C.N.E. and the Royal Winter Fair many times. His swine exporting business, Canstock Exports Ltd., shipped purebreds from many Canadian herds around the world. He served on numerous agricultural committees, was export chair of the Ontario Pork Congress and judged internationally. In his retirement Bill embarked on the challenge of raising horses by breeding Standardbred mares.
VISITATION WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
CELEBRATION of LIFE Tuesday, July 31st from 2-4 pm at Dockside Room, Old Marina Restaurant, Puslinch Lake, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Aberfoyle Agricultural Society, 7 Clair Rd. W., P.O. Box 27011 Guelph ON, N1L 0C1, would be appreciated by the family.

A tree will be planted in memory of William M. (Bill) Crow in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm.

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