Saturday, 25 September 2010

Former Ontario Cattleman's association president Ron Wooddisse passed away this week

Former O-C-A President Passes
Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:21 pm

A past president of the Ontario Cattlemen's Association has died.
59 year old Ron Wooddisse passed away this week at his Palmerston-area home.
Wooddisse was president of the O-C-A for 2003 and 2004.
The Wellington County cattleman was also involved in delivering the Association's Verified Beef Production program and both it's Age Verification and RFID Reader Projects from 2007 to 2009.
Visitation is at the Moorefield Community Centre from 7-9 tonight then from 1-4 and 7-9 tomorrow.
The funeral for Ron Wooddisse is Saturday at the Drayton United Church.

The above obituary was from farm news

Ron was president during the BSE crisis and helped keep the OCA and provincial politicians on an even keel. I can only imagine the extra stress the BSE crisis would have added to the position, a thankless one at the best of times. I always appreciated Ron's forthrightness . Often blunt often controversial but always what he strongly felt. He gave a great interview and good sound bite clips for radio. He helped advance the Ontario Beef industry in a difficult period.He will be greatly missed

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