Friday, July 20, 2018

Bill Crow dead at 80

Bill Crow of Puslinch Township, famous for breeding purebred Yorkshire hogs, has died. He was 80.

He won many Premier Breeder awards at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the Canadian National Exhibition.

He founded Canstock Exports Ltd. and sold his Yorkshires to buyers around the world. He served as a judge at Canadian and international shows.

In semi-retirement, he bred Standardbred mares.

His wife, Marilynn,  who survives him, recently wrote a history of the property, Ardyne Farm.

I have fond memories of showing my father's Yorkshires in competition with Bill and his father, Gladwin Crow, and the friendships we enjoyed.