Thompson spotlighted some of Boughen's contributions to the community.
A hard working farmer, good neighbour, devoted family man and public spirited citizen, he was honoured with the municipality's first ever Civic Award for agriculture, and will Under Armour Micro G Sting
"He raised funds to go to an OMB hearing to protect agricultural land and, I believe, he worked on every Official Plan after that. He worked on the committee for the amalgamated Official Plan, and he was very intent in everything he did. He did his homework and provided many details," the mayor said.
Audience member Sanford Haskill thanked the mayor for her comments.
With an eye to the betterment of agriculture, Boughen also served on the Port Hope Agricultural Advisory Committee and spent many years serving the Ontario Federation of Agriculture through the Northumberland Federation of Agriculture, where he was both a director and a past president.
"Anyone who dealt with John remembered his sage advice he could give you for a long, long time. He truly made a difference in the community, and he will be missed," Thompson stated.
related to agriculture? Is it possible to explore that?" Haskill asked.
"Along with a number of other members, John formed the first ratepayers' association in the former Hope Township, with a very detailed terms of reference and a very clear mandate. And I know they provided very sage advice for many years."
Boughen is survived by wife Meredith and daughter Mary, as well as brother Don and Dwayne, numerous friends and many members of his extended family. In memoriam donations to the Northumberland Hills Hospital palliative care unit, Canadian Cancer Society or to Port Hope United Church are appreciated.
"That's a good idea. Perhaps we can take that into consideration," Thompson said.
The operation grew to include his brother in law Chris Gemmett's farm in Perrytown. After Gemmett died in 1994, Boughen and his brother Dwayne operated the farm as partners.
Boughen also had a keen passion for heritage. He served on the East Durham Historical Society (later to be known as the Port Hope Historical Society) and the Port Hope Probus Club, and made many presentations on the importance of agriculture.
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These two passions combined in 2012, when the Boughen farm hosted the Northumberland Plowing Match. Boughen had been active in the ultimately successful effort to preserve the Golden Plough and Cairn of Peace on the grounds of the Northumberland County Building in Cobourg, commemorating the location of the first World Championship Ploughing Match held on the County Farm in 1953. Though only a youngster at the time, Boughen was in attendance.
Boughen grew up on the family farm at Dale Corners, Under Armour Curry 3zero and always loved that life. He graduated from the Agricultural College at the University of Guelph in 1962 and, after his father's death in 1986, assumed primary responsibility for Dalecrest Farms.
During the historic 1998 ice storm, Boughen led the charge to organize a local program to send generators to farmers in Eastern Ontario and Quebec. Later, he was active in the Hay West campaign of 2002 that saw hay shipped to prairie farmers for their livestock during a severe drought. He also contributed to the Canadian Food Grains Bank, a program by which Canadian farmers share produce with those in Third World countries.
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The mayor added that any councillor or any member of the public, for that matter who had any ideas on the subject would be welcome to contact the municipality.
be entered posthumously on the Quinte Agricultural Wall of Fame at Stirling Agricultural Museum.
The man who has been referred to as the Father of Hope Township passed away on June 27 at the age of 71.
this week's Council meeting in honour of John Boughen, whose contributions to the community will be missed.
Remembering the Father of Hope Township
Locally, he took an active part in many roles to support the Port Hope Agricultural Fair, from his childhood years right up to 2012. And for years, when the Big Brothers/Big Sisters needed straw bales for their soap box derby in downtown Port Hope, they could count on Boughen to donate and deliver them.
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