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July 8, 2020 posted by Candace & Helge By

Charolais Pioneer passes

James Clifford (Cliff) Simpson passed away June 21st, 2020 at the age of 99. Cliff was a founding member of the Saskatchewan Charolais Association and imported cattle from France in the early years. His passion was raising quality Charolais Cattle under the herd name Charose Acres at Rosetown, SK. His daughter Dee Simpson (Wheatheart Charolais) and grandson Leon Strutt (Strutt Charolais) carry on the heritage herd of original Charolais brought to Canada.
Cliff was a leader of the 4-H Club, enjoyed playing ball and curling at the Kingsland School and in later years he enjoyed bowling, playing pool and singing with the Senior Choir. Whenever a community group was in need of help, Cliff and Joyce joined in. Cliff never quit farming even after he and Joyce moved to Rosetown. He bought, repaired and sold over 30 bale wagons. Not bad for a 99 year old man! To Cliff work is love made visible and visiting family was essential. He and Joyce celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last fall.
Graveside service was held on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Edna Rose Cemetery, Rosetown.