Grimsby Newspapers
Carey, P.J. (Died on 20 Dec 1925)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 23 Dec 1925, p. 7

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Growers and all others connected with the fruit supply industry of the Dominion will regret the passing of P.J. Carey, whose death, after a lingering illness, occurred at his residence, 204 Jameson avenue, Toronto, on Sunday last. Mr. Carey, who was for a quarter of a century in the employ of the Dominion Government Fruit Branch started his service at the time of the inauguration of the Fruit Marks act, which he was largely instrumental in enforcing. He opened the first barrel of apples for inspection under the Act, in 1900, and in the same year operated the first power-sprayer used in Ontario for the protection of fruit trees from insect and fungus pests.

During his long service as fruit inspector, he was recognized as one who gave his decisions without fear or favor, and is credited with having done as much as, if not more, than any other individual in the interests of the Canadian fruit industry, largely by reason of his efforts in the direction of educating growers and dealers in the requirements of the markets. In 1914 Mr. Carey was appointed demonstrator of box and barrel packing of apples in the Dominion, which position he held up to the time of his death. His experience gained in investigation of the British apple market was utilized to the great advantage of Canadian growers, and in recognition of his ability as an expert he was honored by being appointed a judge at the Imperial Fruit Show, London, England, in the years 1921 and 1922.

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23 Dec 1925
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20 Dec 1925
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Carey, P.J. (Died on 20 Dec 1925)