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Remembering John Gras

ST. MARYS, ON – January 28, 2020 - We are saddened to announce that John Gras, one of our fellow farmers, friends and colleagues has passed away.

John was a long-time chicken farmer from St. Marys, Ontario.

A contributor to our industry in many ways, John chaired the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) District Committee Representative (DCR) team in District 3 and has served his community in great ways over the years through a number of volunteer initiatives.

John will be deeply missed by family - his wife Janie and his children Kayla, Trevor, Devin, Brayden, and Amy at home, as well as his daughter Lauren & Adam (Scarborough) and grandson Emmett of California, his fellow farmers, the CFO team and many others from the agricultural community.

We will miss his dedication and commitment to our collective industry, his willingness to work tirelessly on behalf the CFO farmer-members in his District, and his kind and graceful demeanour.

John's family welcomes relatives and friends to join them on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Parish from 1:00PM - 3:00PM and 6:00PM - 8:00PM, with a Prayer Service by The Knights of Columbus Council 9610 at 5:45 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:00AM. 

CLICK HERE to read John's obituary. 

Please also plan to join us as we honour and remember John at the upcoming CFO Annual General Meeting.

The CFO Board of Directors