Ray Wightman – Howick Township’s telephone pioneer

He spent 40 years bringing telephone service to rural customers Bell had no interest in. And, as recognition for his service, he wound up in the Agricultural Hall of Fame


In 1947, Ray Wightman was an 18-year-old kid going to high school. That year, his father, Benjamin, died unexpectedly and Ray wound up leaving school to help his widowed mother run the family telephone business. Little did he know then that he was destined to become a member of Ontario’s Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Better Farming - May 2012