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Ted McFadden Passes

Published: March 20, 2017 11:07 am ET

Last Comment: March 21, 2017 5:45 pm ET | 3 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Trainer/driver Ted McFadden, a resident of Dresden, Ont., passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Hospice with his family by his side on Saturday, March 18 at the age of 67.

Born in Chatham, son of the late Levi ‘Jiggs’ (1993) and Gladys (Symes) McFadden (2017), Ted trained and drove horses at Dresden Raceway and raced all over Ontario and worked for Badder Bus Lines for many years.

Beloved husband of Karen (Oliver) McFadden. Loving father of Larry McFadden (Terrie), Dana Goodall (Mike). Sadly missed by his grandchildren Gabe, Bailey, Derek, Brooke, Brady, and great-grandson Bennett. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his brother Jack McFadden (2006).

The McFadden family will receive friends at the Badder Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 679 North St., Dresden on Tuesday from 2:00- 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Linda McFadden officiating. Interment Dresden Cemetery.

If desired, donations to the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (c/o 9685 First Line, R.R. #1 Moffat, Ontario, L0P 1J0) or the Chatham-Kent Hospice would be appreciated. Online condolences and donations may be left at

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Ted McFadden.

March 21, 2017 - 5:45 pmTed was a very well known,

Ted was a very well known, and well respected horseman in the Dresden area. He was always willing to help when anyone was in need and when asked, always gave sound advice. He will be sadly missed. My condolences to Karen and to the rest of the family.

March 20, 2017 - 1:45 pmI had the priviledge of

Dale Pickard SAID...

I had the priviledge of knowing this man and his family for over 45 years. It was truley a pleasure to be able to call him my very best friend through all the years. We were able to have a visit with him during his last few days. I will miss calling and talking to him to have our visits. Anyone who has known Ted will deeply miss him as a friend and as a gentleman. Our condolences to Karen, Larry and Dana and their families, as it is a very sad loss to all who had known him. Rest in Peace my Friend.
-Dale and Ann Pickard and Family

March 20, 2017 - 11:48 amI was saddened to read of

I was saddened to read of Ted's passing .He was a member of one the sport's longest serving families ,well known by many .Jiggs McFadden was a legendary figure throughout Southwestern Ontario in the earlier years ;he often swept nearly an entire card of racing and was always in demand as a catch driver . From time to time I have been in contact with Ted in recent times ,either to ask a question or borrow an old picture . He was always gracious and willing to help .I wish to extend my condolences to Ted's wife Karen and his entire extended family at this difficult time .

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