Warren, William John Finley - 1973
Webster, Alexander James - 2001
Wesson, John Henry - 1973
Wheeler, Seager - 1972
White, William James - 1991
Whitehead, James - 1984
Whiting, Clifford Henry - 1992
Wildeman, Bradley Allan - 2008
Williams, Charles Melville "Red" - 1996
Williams, Sara E. - 2013
Williamson, Lily Campbell - 2007
Willmott, John Carman - 2005
|John Carman Willmott
A dedicated promoter of Saskatchewan 's and Canada 's cattle industry, John Willmott was born in Milton , Ontario , September 5, 1933 . He attended school in Milton and later graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph .
He established a quality Aberdeen Angus herd in Milton and began entering his animals at major shows such as the Toronto Royal Winter Fair and Canadian Western Agribition. He served a term as president of the Ontario Angus Club and in 1988-89 was president of the Canadian Angus Association. In the 1970s he moved his cattle operations to Pense , Saskatchewan . Here he became involved in the Regina Exhibition Association and the Canadian Western Agribition board.
John served as president of Agribition (1978-79) and also chairman of the Western Canada Farm Progress Show (1981-82), two major marketplace and technology transfer events.
He had a significant role to play in the resurgence of the Angus breed. From 1987-92 John was general manager of the Canadian Angus Association and headed the drive to establish the Canadian Quality Angus Beef Program. He was the only person to be president of the Canadian Angus Association from two different provinces, once in Ontario (1988-89) and once in Saskatchewan (1998-99). He also served as president of the Saskatchewan Angus Association.
In 2000 and 2001 he was president of the Saskatchewan Livestock Association and a member of the Beef Breeds Board. He emphasized the importance of a healthy beef industry and called on cattlemen in all breeds and in purebred and commercial sectors to work together in addressing industry concerns.
His active involvement in the beef breed area led to his appointment to the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation and as a member of the Federal Government committee to set criteria for new beef breeds in Canada .
John bred and exhibited cattle that won championships at major Canadian shows and he shared his acquired expertise by judging at most of the major cattle shows in Canada . He also judged shows in the United States and Australia .
An active community worker, John has served as director of the Foundation of Animal Care Saskatchewan and a director of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies. He brought a producer perspective to these mainly urban-dominated organizations. In these positions he has been an important ambassador for the agricultural industry.
He served as 4-H club leader for 21 years and as chairman of a 4-H district council.
John represented the Canadian Angus Association at the World Angus Forum in Australia and represented Canadian Western Agribition at the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth in Australia . He hosted and entertained the Queen Mother at the World Angus Forum in Edmonton in 1965.
Sponsored for Induction into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 2005
by the Saskatchewan Livestock Association,
Canadian WesternAgribition, Regina Exhibition Association,
and the Saskatchewan Angus Association