Arthur Mizener

Mayor of West Bolton from 1971 to 1975, has died at the age of 87. He was devoted to the rural community where he lived his entire life.

“He and George Rogerson were in charge of organizing the centennial celebrations for West Bolton in 1976,” said the current mayor, Jacques Drolet.

Arthur Mizener was born on October 4, 1930, and grew up on the family farm on Mizener Road.

“Arthur was a prominent athlete while attending Knowlton Academy. Upon graduation, he decided to assume full-time responsibility on the family farm on Mizener Road in West Bolton,” said his niece Joan McKee. “In 1958 he finally met his soulmate and, after a long distance courtship, they were married in September 1960.”

“Arthur and Diana established a fine Jersey herd and were thrilled to see the Mizener Hill lineage become National Champions and their heifers were sold around the globe.”

“Arthur had a strong commitment to community service, he believed in supporting his neighbours and friends in any way he could. He served as mayor of West Bolton, a position he held in high regard. As a director and exhibitor he could always be seen volunteering on the Brome Fair Grounds on Labour Day weekend.

Arthur assumed the responsibilities of Warden with the Provincial Dept. of Fish & Game as well as the Brome Bolton Fish & Game Club.”

He was a life-long member of the Creek United Church and served his church in whatever capacity he was needed.

He was a strong supporter of the Brome County Historical Society. Given Arthur’s strong desire to preserve the history of his county he worked closely with a group of volunteers to restore the forgotten cemeteries in West Bolton.”

He is survived by his wife Diana and a large extended family.