September 23, 2023

Early Alberta Charolais Breeder Passes

Gordon Meaken of Westlock, AB passed away September 19th at the age of 91.
He will be dearly missed by his wife of 67 years Pat, his five children: Janice (Arnold) Piontkowski, Wayne (Linda) Meakin, Pam (Peter) Gonnet, Wade (Sherry) Meakin, Norine (Ken) Schuster, 10 grandchildren & 17 great-grandchildren.
Gordon & Patricia purchased their first Charolais heifers in the early 1970s and grew the Char-Kin Farms herd at Alcomdale until they dispersed it in 2002. Over the years he was a 4-H leader and a director on the Alberta Charolais Association Board. In 2009 they were awarded the Canadian Charolais Association Honour Roll.
As per his wishes, there is no service planned. A small celebration of life for family will be held later.