Donald McQueen Shaver, breeder of world-leading egg-laying hens, has died. He was born in 1920.
He founded Shaver Poultry Breeding Company at Branchton, south of Cambridge, and was its chairman and chief executive officer for 35 years while it developed clientele in more than 90 countries.
He was keenly interested in rare breeds preservation and had his own flocks and cattle until 2005.
He was a director of the Canadian Investment Corporation for 25 years, a member of the Canadian Armoured Corps and Past Honorary Colonel of the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada. He was and officer of the Order of Canada.
He was generous in his support of the Ontario Poultry Council, the University of Guelph, a number of farm organizations and his church and charitable organizations.