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Jean Thibaudeau Passes

Published: May 10, 2021 10:11 am ET

Last Comment: May 12, 2021 8:54 pm ET | 4 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Jean Thibaudeau (nee Walker), of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Rockwood Terrace in Durham on Saturday (May 8) after a battle with ALS. Jean was 79.

Born on June 7, 1941 in Owen Sound to the late Allan James and Viola Ellen (nee Kingston) Walker, Jean will be remembered by many in the Standardbred racing industry. Jean loved horses, especially her favourite, Elderslie. She was an avid supportive fan to her girls, their husbands and children at races, horseshows, curling, hockey and baseball games. Jean was a member of the Ontario Harness Horse Association, Grace United Church Hanover and former member of Hanover Curling Club.

Jean is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Peter of Hanover. Loved mother of Carrie (Peter) Mellor of Kitchener, Lori (Jeff) Thomson of Chesley and Vicki (Barry) Gregg of Cargill. Loved grandmother of Brett (Shannon) Mellor, Taylor (Sam) Robinson, Jodi (Dylan) Subject, Jay (Carissa) Thomson, Julie Thomson, Clark Gregg and Louis Gregg and great grandmother of Amelia, Grayson and Griffin. Dear sister of Bob (Pat) Walker of Allenford, Larry (Raymonde) Walker of Puslinch, Paul (Brenda) Walker of Allenford and sister-in- law Jane (Wes) Irwin of Markdale. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews and so many good friends.

Due to COVID restictions a Memorial Service for Jean will be live streamed at Mighton Funeral Home on Thursday (May 13) at 11 a.m. (EDT) through the Mighton Funeral Home Facebook page.

The live stream will start approximately five to 10 minutes prior to the service. At that time, please look for the live stream video post on the Funeral Home Facebook Page to join the service. For people unable to join at the time of the service, the live stream video will remain posted and available for viewing, and will also be posted on the Funeral Home obituary page afterwards.

In lieu of floral arrangements Memorial donations to the ALS or to the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society are appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mighton Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Jean Thibaudeau.

May 12, 2021 - 8:54 pmRIP to this wonderful woman.

RIP to this wonderful woman. I so hope a cure for ALS will be found soon.

May 11, 2021 - 11:20 amI remember Jean at Richelieu

Garth Gordon SAID...

I remember Jean at Richelieu Park in 1960 with her husband Peter. They had three horses there. Peggy P Prologue, Negley Hal and Legal Prince. Jean was a very classy lady always well dressed. Nancy and I had the privilege to sit with Jean and Pete on John Campbell’s retirement day at Clinton Raceway. The last few years I have been going over to the Chesley Fair to see their horse show and always looked forward to a visit with Jean and Pete. Whether it was a horse race or a horse show Jean was always there. Going to miss not seeing Jean. R.I.P. Our Condolences to the Thibaudeau Family.

May 10, 2021 - 7:02 pmPete and the rest of the

Gord Brown SAID...

Pete and the rest of the family I'm so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed chatting with Jean. A truly remarkable lady. R.I.P. Jean.

May 10, 2021 - 10:36 amThis beautiful person did not

This beautiful person did not deserve to die from such a horrible disease. R.I.P. Dearest Jean. Condolences to all her family and many friends.

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