Bruce Sova (1918-2008) will be inducted into the Glengarry Agricultural Wall of Fame on April 29. 2017.
Bruce Sova was born, and spent his lifetime, on the family farm west of the village of Glen Roy on Lot 15, Concession 9, in what was then known as Charlottenburgh Township. He assumed ownership of the farm in the early 1950’s, married Chris Smith and together they raised four sons, all of whom received a college education. As an indication of his management ability, this was accomplished while dairy-farming fifty-five tillable acres without off-farm income or supplementation. Prior to the advent of D.H.I.A., he set up his own monthly testing and record keeping system using a Babcock tester.
Bruce was a life-long volunteer, and has contributed much to the development of the county and the welfare of its citizens through his involvement in many organizations. He was the first secretary of the Char-Lan Junior Farmers that was organized in the early 1940’s. He was a director of the old Glengarry Cheese Producers’ Association. In 1966, he was elected the first Secretary-Treasurer of the Glengarry County Milk Committee. Bruce occupied a Township Council seat for six years, followed by a three-year term as Deputy-Reeve.
Bruce also served on the Township Planning Board, that later became the Township Committee of Adjustments, on which he was active for ten years. He was a member of the Glengarry Memorial Hospital Board and served as Chairman in 1980-81. He served as a Director of the Glengarry Federation of Agriculture and the County Dairy Herd Improvement Association.
He was an active Elder of the Church on the Hill, Alexandria, and was Sunday School Superintendent. He also volunteered much time to the Heart and Stoke Association before he passed away in 2008.
Sharon McDonell/Glengarry Agricultural Wall of Fame