Graham Daren Pimiskern, a 20-year veteran of the greenhouse produce industry, died Aug. 28 after a long battle with kidney disease. He was 42.

Pimiskern was a salesman at Kingsville, Ontario-based Del Fresco Produce Ltd., for the past three years.

Prior to that, he was with Kingsville-based Mastronardi Produce Ltd.

“If you were in hydroponic produce, you’ve heard of Daren,” said Ray Mastronardi, sales and marketing manager at Del Fresco Produce. “He was very, very well respected — if you said his name, people in the industry would know him for sure.”

Funeral services were held September 2 in Leamington. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Solange Pratas Pimiskern Education Fund or the Leamington Hospital Renal Dialysis Unit.

Ontario greenhouse veteran Daren Pimiskern dies