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Ray Ellicott Passes

Published: February 15, 2018 5:17 pm ET

Last Comment: February 20, 2018 11:30 am ET | 4 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Longtime horseman Ray Ellicott of Raeboro, Ont. passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the age of 88.

Ellicott was connected to a number of standout horses of the years as a trainer, driver and owner. In 1973, he campaigned Jambo Barb to divisional honours as Canada's Three-Year-Old Trotter of the Year (regardless of sex). He was also connected to Ugotta Flat Tar, Peter Way Sultan and Rob Ron Stoney.

Beloved husband of Eleanor Fay McGuckin for 67 years. Father of Janet Bartelson (Kelly), and Danny Ellicott. Brother of Bill (Peggy), predeceased by sister Dorothy. Ray was the proud grandpa to Shannon Grinton (Krista), Shane Grinton, and five great-grandchildren; Cory Grinton (Karen), Amanda Price (Brock), Ella, Jack, and Finnigan.

Visitation will be held at Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay, Ont. on Monday, February, 19 at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in the spring at Brougham Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society of Kawartha Lakes.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Ray Ellicott.

February 20, 2018 - 11:30 amI used to hang around with

John Hill SAID...

I used to hang around with nephew Lenny growing up and got to know the Ellicott family. A fine and hard working family they were. Condolences to all the family and may Ray rest in peace.

February 16, 2018 - 12:07 pmI stabled beside Ray my first

Garth Gordon SAID...

I stabled beside Ray my first winter at Greenwood. He had 14 horses there. Eleanor cleaned all the stalls and got the horses ready they had one groom helping them by the name of Leny. That was a lot of work for two people but they did it. My condolences to the family. R.I.P. Ray.

February 16, 2018 - 9:22 amIt's Speedaway King and here

It's Speedaway King and here they are... RIP Ray

February 15, 2018 - 9:12 pmMy sympathy goes out to a

My sympathy goes out to a wonderful family. R.I.P. old buddy. Lots of great memories from our times together on the Golden Horseshoe Circuit .


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