Hugh Angus Blaine
Hugh Angus Blaine passed away peacefully at Dundas Manor on Jan. 13, 2010 in his 86th year.
He was the husband, partner, and best friend of Margie (Clark) whom he married on June 4, 1949, and who predeceased him on June 27, 2005. He was also predeceased by his brother Johnny. He and Margie were lifelong residents of North Dundas and together on their farm on Kerr’s Ridge Road, they raised their family: Douglas (Debbie), Deborah (Daryl Brown), Linda (Wilmer Porteous), Pamela (Allan Somerville), Ellen (Ronnie MacNaughton), and John (Liz). He was the proud grandpa of 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Having sold their farm in 1979, they moved to Loughlin Ridge and began their second career in real estate. In 2002, they moved to South Mountain.
Hugh was active in the community having served on the local school board, Mountain Township Council, and the South Mountain Fair Board. He was a member of the Dundas County Holstein Club, the Dundas Federation of Agriculture, the Dundas Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Mountain Lions, and was a 4-H leader. In 1958 he won the Ontario Pasture Competition and won Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor at the Dundas County Black and White show numerous times. His proudest accomplishment was being the recipient of his “Master Breeder” award from Holstein Canada in 1975.
A private family service, officiated by Rev. Blair Paterson, was held on Fri., Jan. 15 in the chapel of the Byers Funeral Home in South Mountain. Following the service, the family received friends at the Mountain Township Agricultural Hall in South Mountain for a “Celebration of Life.”