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Famous Farmers from Canada

Updated October 13, 2018 3.3k views64 items

List of notable or famous farmers from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top farmers born in Canada and even some popular farmers who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian farmers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These farmers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known farmer from Canada is included when available.

List features people like Robert Pickton and Oliva Dionne.

This historic farmers from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian farmers of note?" and "Who are the most famous farmers from Canada?" These prominent farmers of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian farmers.

Use this list of renowned Canadian farmers to discover some new farmers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    Albert James Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Albert James Bradshaw

    Dec. at 74 (1882-1956)

    BirthplacePerth South, Ontario, Canada

    Albert James Bradshaw (December 18, 1882 – January 6, 1956) was a Canadian politician,... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Alfred Belzile is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Alfred Belzile

    Dec. at 87 (1907-1994)

    BirthplaceAmqui, Canada

    J.-Alfred Belzile (August 24, 1907 – August 18, 1994) is a Canadian former politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Arno Doerksen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Arno Doerksen

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceBassano, Canada

    Arno Doerksen (born January 25, 1958) is a Canadian politician.
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    Arthur James Bater is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Arthur James Bater

    Dec. at 80 (1889-1969)
    Arthur James Bater (29 December 1889 – 5 April 1969) was an English-Canadian politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Arthur-Lucien Beaubien is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Arthur-Lucien Beaubien

    Dec. at 92 (1879-1971)

    BirthplaceVictoriaville, Canada

    Arthur-Lucien Beaubien (February 11, 1879 – March 21, 1971) was a Canadian politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Bert Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Bert Brown

    Age: 82
    Bert Brown (March 22, 1938 – February 3, 2018) was a Canadian senator and retired farmer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Bev Shipley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    BirthplaceMiddlesex Centre, Canada

    Bevin "Bev" Shipley (born June 22, 1947 in Middlesex Centre, Ontario) is a farmer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Bruce Beer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Bruce Beer

    Dec. at 88 (1910-1998)

    BirthplaceBethany, Ontario

    Bruce Silas Beer (August 19, 1910 in Bethany, Ontario, Canada – January 12, 1998) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Charles Alexander Best is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Charles Alexander Best

    Dec. at 47 (1931-1978)

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Charles Alexander Best (July 7, 1931 in Toronto, Ontario – March 25, 1978) was a Canadian... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Charles Bélec is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Charles Bélec

    Dec. at 86 (1872-1958)

    BirthplaceFort-Coulonge, Canada

    Charles Bélec (December 23, 1872 in Fort Coulonge, Quebec, Canada – January 16, 1958) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Charles Fenerty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Charles Fenerty

    Dec. at 71 (1821-1892)

    BirthplaceUpper Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Charles Fenerty (January, 1821 – 10 June 1892), was a Canadian inventor who invented the wood... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    David Wilson Beaubier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    David Wilson Beaubier

    Dec. at 74 (1864-1938)

    BirthplaceSt. Marys

    David Wilson Beaubier (May 2, 1864 in St. Mary's, Province of Canada – September 1, 1938) was... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    David Wright Allison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    David Wright Allison

    Dec. at 80 (1826-1906)

    BirthplaceAdolphustown, Canada

    David Wright Allison (1826 in Adolphustown, Upper Canada – May 15, 1906) was a Canadian... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Deane Gundlock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Deane Gundlock

    Dec. at 72 (1914-1986)

    BirthplaceWarner, Canada

    Deane Roscoe Gundlock (11 August 1914 – 10 September 1986) was as a Canadian farmer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Donald Buchanan Blue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
    Donald Buchanan Blue (May 6, 1901 – December 4, 1974) was a Canadian politician, auctioneer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Donald Wood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Donald Paul Wood (March 22, 1933 – July 7, 2015) was a Canadian politician and a businessman... more on Wikipedia
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    Ed Stelmach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    BirthplaceLamont, Canada

    Edward Michael Stelmach (; born May 11, 1951) is a Canadian politician and served as the 13th... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Edward James Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Edward James Young

    Dec. at 88 (1878-1966)

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Edward James Young (January 16, 1878 – October 17, 1966) was a Canadian politician and farmer.... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Edward LeRoy Bowerman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Edward LeRoy Bowerman

    Dec. at 85 (1892-1977)

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Edward LeRoy Bowerman (June 2, 1892 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada – February 17, 1977 in... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Ernest W. Stairs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Ernest W. Stairs

    Dec. at 68 (1873-1941)

    BirthplaceSouthampton, New Brunswick

    Ernest Whitfield Stairs (10 April 1873 - 31 October 1941) was a Canadian farmer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Eugene Whelan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Eugene Whelan

    Dec. at 89 (1924-2013)

    BirthplaceAmherstburg, Canada

    Eugene Francis "Gene" Whelan, (; (1924-07-11)July 11, 1924 – (2013-02-19)February 19, 2013)... more on Wikipedia
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    François Blais is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    François Blais

    Dec. at 74 (1875-1949)

    BirthplaceSaint-Paul-de-Montminy, Quebec, Canada

    François Blais may refer to: François Blais (Member of Parliament), a member of the Canadian... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Fred Wellington Bowen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    Fred Wellington Bowen

    Dec. at 72 (1877-1949)

    BirthplaceNewcastle, Ontario, Canada

    Fred Wellington Bowen (May 23, 1877 in Newcastle, Ontario, Canada – July 7, 1949) was a... more on Wikipedia
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    George Arthur Brethen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    George Arthur Brethen

    Dec. at 91 (1877-1968)

    BirthplaceAsphodel-Norwood

    George Arthur Brethen (born August 29, 1877 in Norwood, Ontario, Canada-died January 31, 1968)... more on Wikipedia
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    George Groeneveld is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

    George Groeneveld

    George Groeneveld (born 1940 or 1941) is a Canadian politician and was a Member of the... more on Wikipedia
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