There are three inductees in 2001 – Diane Anderson,
Diane C. Anderson
Diane Anderson was born in Malahide Township in 1932. Diane graduated school with a Grade 12 diploma, special commercial diploma. She also has a real estate licence, smart serve card. Diane married Bernard Holden and they have 6 children – Barry, Sherry, Terry, Carol, Brian and Gail.
Diane worked on the family farm, for Imperial Leaf Tobacco Co, McConnell Nursery, Dept. of National Defence, Ontario Hydro Aylmer Jr. Farmers
Secrtary/Manager 8 yrs for Aylmer Fair
1st female President of Aylmer Fair,
fair was awarded “most improved fair” and white glove award for “clean” fair while manager
V. P Homecraft section of fair
bred, raised, trained horses
member of Community Trail Riders,
member of Rusty Gaits Horse Club
member of American Quarter Horse Association
member of Paint Horse Association
member of the Foundation Quarter Horse Association
Chair of Horse shows at Aylmer Fair
cares for 150 roses at home
4-H clubs -
Mission Band Pres/Secretary
Baptist Young People – all positions
Springfield Cub Mothers,
Springfield Community Ctr. Ball park booth manager
organized ladies over 35 slo-pitch ball in Springfield
coached girls ball team
catered for Springfield Lions and Lioness and now Vienna Lioness
- Awarded outstanding citizen of the year 1984 from Springfield Lions club
Awarded recognition of significant accomplishments by Town of Aylmer for service on the Aylmer fair and town of Aylmer 1993
Alvin Lindsay bought his grandfather’s farm on Vienna Line in the 1960’s. Alvin has one son, Carl.
- Director of District 3 for the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers Marketing Board since 1967
- Chairman of the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers Marketing Board – 1986 to 1987.
Alvin has been an international ambassador for the Ontario industry travelling to Zimbabwe, Argentina, Egypt, England, Brazil and the United States.
June 2010 Update
Alvin diversified his farm operation from tobacco to shiitake mushrooms and cash crops. Alvin and his son Carl and his wife Judy won a regional award of the Agri-Food Innovation Awards for their production methods which include converting a tobacco kiln into a mushroom cleaning facility. The cleaning facility includes customized carts, shelves and tracks that allows for easier cleaning of the product while reducing the potential of disease. The indoor facility allows them to have continual production throughout the year which has aided in increasing yields. The Lindsay’s were also recognized for sharing their innovation with the community through educational farm tours and donating products to fundraising charities.
- Active member of the Shrine Club
1920 – 2011
Philip Schleihauf was born in the Rodney area on March 20, 1920. He farmed about 600 acres on the family farm on Silver Clay Line in Aldborough Township, raising Hereford Beef cattle and cash crops. Philip and his wife Mae have 3 children – Ken, Carol and Kevin.
- Past President of Ontario Hereford Association
- Past President of Canadian Hereford Association
- Canadian Representative to Hereford World Congress in Uruguay
- 4-H leader for 20 years
- Member of the Aldborough Boy’s Corn Club
- President and Beef Show Superintendent for Rodney Aldborough Agricultural Society, serving for 50 years.
- Past President of Orford Farmer’s Co-operative
- Chairman of the Ontario Bull Sales Committee
- Past President of Rodney Kiwanis Club
- President of Aldborough Old Boy’s Association
- Past Chairman of the Canadian Automotive Association of Elgin-Norfolk
- Past Reeve of Aldborough Township
- Past Warden of Elgin Count