ST. PETERS, P.E.I. — Don Anderson, an early driving force in the Prince Edward Island potato industry, died suddenly at his home in St.Peters, P.E.I. on Monday. He was 83.
While he would eventually become a major player in the global potato trade, being named the director of the P.E.I. potato marketing board in 1965 and manager in 1969, he came from humble beginnings. According to the CBC, the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame inductee first began planting potatoes on a small farm settled by his great-grandfather.
A funeral is scheduled for today in St. Peters, P.E.I.