Lewis Sherman of Thamesville died suddenly at his residence on Saturday (April 2) at the age of 86.
A lifelong resident of the community, Lewis graduated from University of Toronto OAC 1954, BSc Agr.
He farmed all of his life on the home farm on the river, where he raised his family with his wife Jean.
Mr. Sherman will be remembered for being active in his community. He was a 4-H corn club leader; a Public Trustee of the Thamesville School Board; Reeve of Thamesville Council; a member of Kent County Council; past chair of the Kent County Vegetable Growers; past chair of the Ontario White Bean Marketing Board; appointed to the Ontario Farm Products Tribunal and the Debt Review Board; board member of the Thamesville Medical Centre; director of the Thamesville Credit Union; a member of the I.O.O.F. of Thamesville and a director of Westover Treatment Centre.
Lewis was the Kent County Agriculturalist of the Year in 1994, and was inducted into the Kent County Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1995. He was a founding member of the “Table of Knowledge” at the Lucky Kitchen.
Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6.