One last ride for Milton McArthur

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Clearview Township flags were flying at half-staff this week in honour of Milton McArthur, who was given the honour of being transported to the cemetery in Creemore by his beloved Belgian horses Thursday.

His son Robert McArthur said it was his father’s wish to have one last ride.

McArthur died June 22 at the age of 90. He is remembered as a long-time community member, having been born in former Nottawasaga Township and living many decades on his family farm at Cashtown Corners, where he raised Simmentals and Belgian horses. He was also a long-time and devoted volunteer with the Collingwood Agricultural Society, particularly with the Heavy and Light Horse events at the GNE.

In 2016, McArthur was honoured for 60 years with the Creemore Curling Club and was recognized by the Canadian Curling Association for dedication and outstanding service to the sport of curling.

McArthur spent many years on municipal council and served as Clearview Township’s first deputy mayor at the time of amalgamation.

“Milton was a steady hand at a time when our community was growing together. As our deputy mayor, Milton took great interest in the future recreational assets of our community and spoke with knowledge of the needs of our farming community. He was often seen at the GNE with his beautiful Belgians. Milton was always proud of Clearview Township,” said Mayor Doug Measures. “To the McArthur family, I offer the condolences of a grateful community.”

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