Wiarton Willie (photo by Jordan MacKinnon)

Wiarton Willie Passes Away

Wiarton Willie the iconic prognosticating groundhog has passed away after serving the community and the province every Groundhog Day for 13 years.

Most wild groundhogs only live to be about 4 years old.

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula will hold a memorial for Willie Saturday, September 30 at 11am in Bluewater Park in Wiarton.

A funeral procession will travel through the park to honour Willie at a statue of his likeness.

Willie’s 2-year-old understudy, Wee Willie, will assume the prognosticating duties.