Born on April 20, 1912, Gordon A. South farmed near Whittome, Saskatchewan, and was actively involved in seed growing. He was director of the Saskatchewan Computer Corporation and served on provincial and national boards of the Canadian Seed Growers Association between 1948 and 1967. He was named CSGA’s Robertson Associate in 1955, their highest honour. Additionally, Gordon South was involved with the Canadian Grain Commission Standards Committee, the Whittome Wheat Pool Committee, the Saskatchewan Co-operative Credit Society, as well as numerous advisory boards. He was named honorary life member of the Agricultural Institute of Canada (1977), received the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal (1978), and was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan (1981). On April 8, 1981, he was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada.
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