Bruce David Shillinglaw
Bruce David Shillinglaw, passed away peacefully July 14, 2022 at his home surrounded by family. He was 79.
Bruce was a founder of The Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario, dedicated to advancing knowledge for environmentally and financially sound agriculture. He was one of the first farmers to implement no-till farming in Ontario, which he continued to practise and improve for over 40 years.
He had a lifelong passion for live steam, including engines, trains and original steam tractors.
He volunteered as a conductor and engineer for the St. Jacob’s Tourist Train. Bruce was also a member of the West Coast Garden Railway Club and Bruce County Heritage Farm.
He enjoyed sharing his extensive knowledge through numerous clubs, social gatherings, hobbies and conferences.
Bruce is survived by his loving wife Harriet, devoted son Kevin (Sherry), cherished grandchildren Bianca and Liam, beloved sisters Anne (Orville), Jean (Noel), and brother-in-law Norman (June). Bruce was the uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Kent (2000) and by his parents.
As per Bruce’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a private family interment. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a time to be announced.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to The Kent Shillinglaw Memorial Award at Fanshawe College, the Canadian Cancer Society, Londesborough United Church, or a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes – Clinton.
Messages of condolence for the Shillinglaw family are welcome at www.falconerfuneralhomes.com.