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Jacquelin ‘Jack' Lacroix Passes

Published: February 15, 2017 11:01 am ET

Last Comment: February 18, 2017 1:59 pm ET | 6 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Trot Insider has learned that blacksmith Jacquelin ‘Jack' Lacroix passed away at Hampton Terrace in Burlington, Ont. on Tuesday, February 14 at the age of 82.

Lacroix was a blacksmith on the Ontario Jockey Club circuit for almost 30 years.

Beloved husband of Aline for 59 years. Loving father of John, Luc (Cynthia) and Suzanne Comstock (Christopher). Proud grandfather of Michelle Devos (Mike), Kelly McKinnon (Chris), Michael and Rachael Lacroix, and great-grandfather of Courtney, Maddison and Brooke.

Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 12 noon until funeral service at 1 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. For those who wish, donations in memory of Jack to The Alzheimer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Jack Lacroix.

February 18, 2017 - 1:59 pmOne of my favourite days of

Craig Barss SAID...

One of my favourite days of the month was when Jacks cube van would back up to the barn for a day of shoeing. Great blacksmith and great person Condolences to Luc and family

February 17, 2017 - 6:28 pmMet Jack while working for

Ben Wallace SAID...

Met Jack while working for Bill Wellwood many years ago, great blacksmith who later helped me greatly when I first ventured out on my own. He would drop in occasionally and reminisce. Great "smitty", even better person.

February 17, 2017 - 1:27 pmAlain Veilleux, who is Jack's

Jeff Renton SAID...

Alain Veilleux, who is Jack's cousin, wanted to share a few words. His comments appear below.

'My sympathies to you and your family, from one of your best cousins. Jack was a very good blacksmith, and he did shoe some very good horses during his career. Jack started to shoe horses in 1955 with my father, Gerard, in Drummondville. We’ll never forget you.'

February 17, 2017 - 7:52 amSorry to hear of Jack's

Sorry to hear of Jack's Passing. I worked for him for many years and had a great learning experience. Many great times and many memories. I can see him now with ciqar in his mouth. Those were the days. I will say a prayer and RIP MY FRIEND.BONVOYAGE. Mes Sainpatie a la famille et que cest memoire demeur dans votre coeur pour toujour Salut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 15, 2017 - 10:47 pmJack shod horses for me over

Jack shod horses for me over many years. As a horseshoe he was an artist, as a person, one of the best. On behalf of my brother Tom who worked for Jack and respected him greatly and myself we offer condolences. Rest easy old friend.

February 15, 2017 - 6:31 pmSo sorry to learn of Jack's

David Green SAID...

So sorry to learn of Jack's passing. He was a good friend, good person and the best blacksmith to ever shoe a racehorse.

Sincere condolences to Aline and Family. May he rest in peace.

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