William Arthur Lloyd Ayre

At his home with his family by his side on Monday April 9, 2018.

Lloyd, loved husband of the late Arline (nee Northcutt) whom shared their love for each other for 69 years.  Loved and loving father of Cindy, of Elora, Wendy, John (Joyce), both of Bowmanville.  Proud Poppa of his grandchildren, Ashley, Curtis (Kalie), Tyson, Ayres, Darren (Erin), Krista and great grandchildren, Georgia, Makenna, and Avery.  Predeceased by his twin brother Boyd (Irene) of Hampton, sister Audrey and her husband Arnold Gardner, and parents Alfred and Mary (nee Trull) Ayre. Remembered by nieces, nephews, and friends.

Lloyd was a prominent livestock sheep breeder (Ayre Acres Farm) showing at fairs across Canada and the U.S.A. He has also judged many fairs across Canada, Chicago International, on 2 occasions, and Brazil. He served as President of Canadian Sheep Breeders, chairman of Canadian National Livestock Records, member of the Sheep Committee of the C.N.E. and Royal Winter Fair, winning Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor Banners, on 10 different occasions. He served 30 years as Director and Past Chairman of Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers, being honoured by receiving the highest tribute “Honourary Knight of the Golden Fleece”. Actively involved with the Orono Fair for 50 years. He was committed to high ideals and leaves a lasting legacy to his family, community and the livestock industry.

Friends and relatives are invited to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N. Bowmanville, for visitation on Friday  April 20th from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm.  A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday April 21st at 1 pm, with visitation 12 pm – 1 pm.  Interment Bowmanville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to Bowmanville Hospital Foundation.