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Updated: Dwane Graham Passes

Published: March 17, 2017 4:33 pm ET

Last Comment: April 30, 2017 9:32 pm ET | 16 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Longtime harness racing industry participant Dwane Graham passed away on Friday, March 17 at the age of 62 following a massive heart attack, and Trot Insider has now received information regarding an upcoming celebration of life.

Dwane, who lived in Caledonia, worked in the Standardbred industry for most of his life. In addition to being a trainer himself, he had worked for a number of other horsemen including Donnie Graham, Bill Robinson, Brett Robinson and Harold Stead.

Over the years he looked after horses like Holborn Hanover and Rare Jewel. At the time of passing he owned and trained Burn Em Up Burr, a horse currently racing in Ontario.

Graham is survived by his wife, Bea; his brothers Robbie and Donnie; and sister, Joanne. Dwane has been cremated and a celebration of life will take place on Sunday, April 30 in the dining room at Flamboro Downs from noon to 3 p.m.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Dwane Graham.

April 30, 2017 - 9:32 pmI was very honoured to be at

I was very honoured to be at Dwane's celebration of life today. I miss you so much Dwane and will cherish all the laughs and jokes we shared. Big hugs to Bea you are always in my thoughts. Love Cheryl Farrington and the Farrington Family

March 24, 2017 - 11:57 amOur condolences to the Graham

Our condolences to the Graham family. Always enjoyed talks with Dwane.

March 23, 2017 - 8:44 amWe were saddened to hear of

We were saddened to hear of Dwane's passing. We always enjoyed trading "horse tales" at the track. Condolences to the Graham family.
Alan Fair and family

March 21, 2017 - 8:52 amI knew Dwane for many years

I knew Dwane for many years at Flamboro Downs. He was a great guy who was a very knowledgeable horseman and a good friend. My deepest condolences to his family.

March 20, 2017 - 9:59 amA note received from Randy

Dan Fisher SAID...

A note received from Randy Waples...

"I'll miss that deep gravelly voice. A nicer person does not exist. We lost a great one. R.I.P. Dwane. Your friend, Randy."

March 19, 2017 - 4:36 pmI will always remember Dwane

I will always remember Dwane showing me how to tie my own shoe. He was a few years older than me but stayed there til I got it right. He will be sadly missed by a lot of people here on PEI and anybody that knew him. Bea and family, my heart goes out to you all.

March 19, 2017 - 11:57 amMy deepest condolences to Bea

My deepest condolences to Bea and the Graham family on the passing of Dwane. Dwane will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. Great horseman, great friend.

March 18, 2017 - 4:35 pmA great man! Knew him for

Dave Green SAID...

A great man! Knew him for many years. Sincere condolences.

March 18, 2017 - 1:10 pmWe knew Dwane from the

Larry Todd SAID...

We knew Dwane from the backstretch for at least 20 years - mostly Kawartha and Mohawk. He was always cheerful, loved his work, and the first to congratulate you on a win.
On the backstretch he always to time to entertain and say hello to everyone's kids.
A great loss. Linda and Larry Todd

March 18, 2017 - 9:28 amOur condolences to the Graham

Ted Decker SAID...

Our condolences to the Graham family on your loss.
Ted & June Decker

March 18, 2017 - 8:55 amSaddened and shocked by the

Saddened and shocked by the passing of Dwane Graham......as many on here have already noted, one of the nicest guys you could ever run into at the track.

His pride of, and commitment to, the standardbreds in his care was legendary.

So sorry for your loss Bea and family. Tonya and I send our sincerest condolences.

March 17, 2017 - 9:51 pmI had the pleasure of knowing

Greg Hayter SAID...

I had the pleasure of knowing Dwayne for a lot of years. One of the kindest gentlemen I ever met. He loved horses, loved people and just loved life. My sincerest condolences to his wife Bea and brothers Donnie and Robbie. He will be sadly missed. RIP

March 17, 2017 - 9:27 pmA very good person and one of

John Hill SAID...

A very good person and one of the unsung hero's of the sport who dedicated his life to the sport he loved. So long old friend.

March 17, 2017 - 8:58 pmMy condolences to the Graham

My condolences to the Graham family and all of his close friends in the business. I was stabled near Dwayne for many years and he always had a smile, took the time to say hello and offer congratulations. RIP Dwayne.

March 17, 2017 - 6:40 pmMy deepest sympathies to Bea,

My deepest sympathies to Bea, Donnie and the entire horse racing community. I have known Dwane since I was a kid. He was always very kind to me, was a superb horseman and will truly be missed by many :'( Very sad news. Hugs to all.

March 17, 2017 - 6:26 pmI am saddened to hear about

Paul Megens SAID...

I am saddened to hear about the passing of Dwane. He was a very close personal friend of mine for a long, long time.


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