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Charolais Breeders passes away

Walter Palaschuk, WPLB Charolais, Raymore, SK passed away May 18th at the age of 83. Walter was a very successful Hereford breeder for many year before he and Lydia switched to breeding Charolais over 25 years ago. A good stockman, he was very competitive in the show and sale ring winning championships across Canada and at Denver including winning the Premier Exhibitor Award at Agribition in 1999. He sold in the Lloydminster and Regina Bull Sales for many years. A celebration of Walter’s life will be held August 15th at the chapel in Raymore with burial at the Stone Church near their farm with lunch at the farm after.

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Quebec Charolais Breeder passes away

Alain Bouffard passed away suddenly at his home at Ayer’s Cliff, Quebec on May 18, 2020 at the age of 69. A Charolais breeder for many years he was always cheerful and easy to visit with being interested in everyone he met. Raising a large family on the farm, many are still involved in agriculture.He is survived by his wife of 45 year, Pauline Carrier along with his 12 children and 46 grandchildren. Some of you outside of Quebec will remember his children Myriam and Jean-Sebatian who attended CCYA in the early 2000s and recently grandchildren Lilyanne, Damien & Tristan have attended CCYA along with their parents Jannick Bouffard & Sherry Paxton who own Open Gate Farm. The family will welcome those who wish to pay a final tribute to Alain on the family property at 9 chemin Corey, Barnston-Ouest, Friday, May 22nd from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 23rd from 12 to 2 p.m. The funeral ceremony will follow in family privacy.