The Hereford breed has lost a pioneer with the passing of Thomas Dorrance of T Bar K Ranch. Son Kevin Dorrance expresses it well with these words:
“Heaven has gained a true cattleman. Thomas Stanley Dorrance lived his life to the fullest, enjoying every moment that he spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, siblings and family, neighbours and friends.
“Ranching was Dad’s lifelong passion and his love of Hereford cattle and the people within the cattle industry lasted his lifetime. Dad lived and worked on our century farm raising his children and Hereford cattle until the end.
“He was an incredible example of what a father should be, taking his time to talk, play and listen to his children and grandchildren. He was a mentor to all of us and his wisdom and knowledge will be missed. We are so grateful for all of the years he spent with us and our children. He is the true embodiment of what a man should be.
“Dad loved people and always made time to stop and visit. He was someone who took the time to touch so many lives around him. Our dad’s passing has left a big void here at the ranch and in the hearts of all his kids, grandkids and his loving wife Irene.”
From all of us at Canadian Cattlemen, our heartfelt condolences.