Organic farming leader dies

Raymond Loo, a founding member and past president of the P.E.I. Certified Organic Producers Co-Op, died Monday in Charlottetown.
Most recently Raymond Loo had been selling his beef at the Charlottetown Farmers Market. (CBC)

Raymond Loo, a founding member and past president of the P.E.I. Certified Organic Producers Co-Op, died Monday in Charlottetown.

Loo had a mixed farm in Springfield and was a familiar face at the Charlottetown Farmers Market selling his beef and produce. He was also a leader in exporting, making connections with Japanese markets.

Loo had cancer and died at the Palliative Care unit of the Prince Edward Home. He was 51.

Visiting hours are on Wednesday afternoon and evening at the Davison Funeral Home in Kensington. The funeral will be on Thursday morning at 10:30 at the funeral home chapel.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to St. Elizabeth's Anglican Church cemetery or to the Organic Agricultural Centre of Canada Foundation. They hope to raise enough money to have an agriculture scholarship in his name.

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