Ray Lloyd is being honored as Brooke-Alvinston’s Senior of the Year.
Mayor Don McGugan made the announcement during the ecumenical church service Sunday and tried to keep the identity of the winner secret.
This gentleman is 53 years married…an excellent farmer in Brooke-Alvinston. He’s been a member of the Optimists, the Alvinston Legion…he’s the past chairman of the Lambton County Soybean Board, and he’s the former chair of the Brooke Telephone Cooperative,” said McGugan as the 200 people in attendance tried to figure out who the winner was.
“And he has one of the best museums in Lambton County,” the mayor added as members of the audience laughed and turned to Lloyd who infamously travels the county looking for yard and auction sales to add to his eclectic collection in two large barns at his home farm.
“I guess you know its Ray Lloyd,” laughed McGugan. “He supports just about everything in this community.”
Lloyd – who only knew he would receive the honour just before the church service – joked he told his wife “this is Canada Day not April Fools.”
“My wife deserves this more than me,” added Lloyd. “There are probably more people deserving of this than me.”
This is 30th anniversary of Brooke-Alvinston recognizing seniors who “make our community a better place to live, work and play,” says McGugan.