July 20, 1940 - February 19, 2021
Passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 at C.E.E. Hospital in Petrolia, ON. Owen was the loving husband of 47 years to Jessie. Much-loved father of Michelle Bidner (Todd), Kevin (Amy), and cherished step-father of Bonnie Sharp (Ron), Terry Acton (Gord) and was predeceased by his stepson Joe Acton (Debbie Button). Dearly missed by his grandchildren Dylan Carter, Colton Bidner, Alexa Dobbyn, Aidan Dobbyn, Marcie Sharp (Jared Leeson), Holly Sharp, Andy Sharp (Keri), Sally Butler, Karly Butler, as well as great-grandchildren Jake and Robin Leeson, and Gibson, Eddie, and Hudson Sharp. Survived by his sister Anna May Aldous (Bob), as well as many nieces and nephews. Owen was born in Shetland and lived and farmed for many years in that area. He was a graduate of Ridgetown Agricultural College, a retired member of the Bothwell Slo-Boys hockey league, and a member of the Florence Oddfellows Lodge #196 for 50 years. He served on the Ontario Soybean Marketing Board, and was the Canadian director to the American Soybean Board for 4 years. Owen had appointments to the Grain Financial Protection Board, the Crop Insurance Commission, and served as a board member for the Agricultural Hall of Fame. Retiring from farming in 2004 to Petrolia, Owen continued to take an interest in farming on the local and national scene. He found coming back to the local Shetland coffee shop a great place to stay informed on these matters. Always interested in keeping the Faith, he served on several church boards over the years. Currently a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Petrolia, he was known (amongst other titles) as the dishwasher. He was a generous, community-minded man that will be missed by friends and family. A private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The funeral service can be viewed at www.facebook.com/NeedhamJay. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Florence Oddfellows Lodge #196 or C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (www.ceehf.ca).
Passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 at C.E.E. Hospital in Petrolia, ON. Owen was the loving husband of 47 years to Jessie. Much-loved father of Michelle Bidner (Todd), Kevin (Amy), and cherished step-father of Bonnie Sharp (Ron), Terry... View Obituary & Service Information
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