It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Brian Lee of Hollee Limousin from Janetville, Ont.
Lee played an important role in the Limousin breed, taking on leadership roles at both the provincial and national level, including serving as Canadian Limousin Association president. He enjoyed showing cattle and served as the Limousin representative and barn boss at the Royal Winter Fair for many years. Friends always appreciated the fact that Lee and his wife Holli served up breakfast in the barns to many producers.
“Being stalled close to Brian was always a bonus,” says Nancy Lawrence, secretary of the Ontario Limousin Association.
Lee was awarded the Honourary Governor of the Royal Winter Fair award in 2018. Each year, the Lees would promote the Limousin breed with an information booth at the East Central Farm Show as well as an open house at their farm in March. Show cattle were strong in Lee’s blood with many winners at the Ontario provincial show in Markham and at the Royal. The Lees were also co-winners of the Limousin “Show Animal of the Year” award presented at Agribition.
The Limousin family and all beef producers from across the country will miss Brian Lee greatly. Our condolences go out to Holli, the Lee family and all of Brian Lee’s friends.