John Key

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My Dad John Key (Key Simmentals) lost his long fight to Parkinson's Disease on Thursday August 1st. It was very peaceful, at home with the sound of the cows and family around him.

Those who knew him would have met him around his beloved Shows and Sales. He loved people who had the same love as him, which is anything to do with cattle, especially Simmentals. His dry wit, quick one liners and his mischievousness will be sadly missed. He served on Council from 1989-1991 and he was honoured to represent the Breed.

Arguably his biggest success was the purchase of Ardo Figaro at the tender age at just over ten years old. This proved to be a master stroke for our herd and our farm and most importantly for the Breed. Figaro was 50% of the genetics in Camus Brandy, who then bred Dovefields Gallant, who then bred Kilbride Farm Newry. All who have had a massive input in the Breeding of Simmentals over the last 25 years.

There is a Thanks Giving Service on August 15th at 2pm at Mundham Church. I’d like to thank those who have been in contact since Dad's passing.

Simon Key.