SCUGOG: Longtime Scugog resident and local artist, Bill Lishman passed away on December 30th, at the age of 78.
Mr. Lishman was nicknamed Scugog’s ‘Father Goose’, for his work leading a group of geese on a southern migration with his ultra light aircraft. He was the first person to lead birds in this manner.
The ‘Father Goose’ moniker is also the title of Mr. Lishman’s autobiography that was published in 1995. This autobiography was the inspiration for the film titled ‘Fly Away Home.’
Known to be an avid environmentalist, Mr. Lishman was a member of the Scugog Lake Stewards.
His metal sculptures are located in several cities in Ontario, including London, Toronto and Ottawa and also in places beyond Canada such as Oklahoma.
Mr. Lishman was inducted into the Scugog Mayor’s Honour Roll in January of 2017.
Local resident Lynn McDonald spoke about Mr. Lishman at a council meeting in November 2016, stating that Mr. Lishman and his wife Paula “put Port Perry on the map.”
Check out The Standard Newspaper next week for more on Mr. Lishman’s life.