Monday, December 21, 2020

Russel Woods dead at 95

Russel Woods of Belwood, a founding member and former chairman of the Chicken Farmers of Ontario marketing board has died. He was 95.

He was a calm presence during storms of political controversies among the ranks of chicken producers.

He was also a long-time director of Peel Maryborough Insurance, now named Edge Insurance.

He was a mechanic and tail gunner on Lancaster bombers during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, and three sons, Larry, Bill and Jack. Bill runs the chicken farm and has also served as a director of the chicken board.