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Terry Stone Passes

Published: January 17, 2018 3:39 pm ET

Last Comment: January 26, 2018 5:13 pm ET | 11 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Former Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) Director of Racing Terry Stone passed away suddenly on January 15, 2018.

After an exemplary career in the public service -– including 14 years with the OPP and 27 years with the ORC -- Terry retired in 2007. In his time with the ORC, Terry was an active participant and witness to change in the horse racing community – not only in the legislative mandate of the regulator but also in the very nature and challenges facing horse racing.

He will be fondly remembered in the hearts of his many relatives, friends, and members of the horse racing community.

Beloved husband of Maureen and the late Doris. Loving father of Brent and his wife Lori, Andrea and her husband Jason Bellar and stepfather of Peter Seney and his wife Angela and Christopher Seney and his wife Jennifer. Cherished Papa of Mitch, Owen, Blake, Russell, Ryan, Peter Jr., Joseph, Brett, Jack and Samantha. Dear brother of Judy and her husband Terry Vestby and Kathy and her husband Larry Newton. Terry will be fondly remembered in the hearts of his many relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, 905-727-5421 on Thursday, January 18 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and on Friday, January 19 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Terry Stone.

January 26, 2018 - 5:13 pmTerry was the conduit between

Marty Adler SAID...

Terry was the conduit between horsemen, who knew the game, and 'political' appointees, who didn't. He was one of the last of a dying breed.

January 22, 2018 - 10:08 amTerry was the only ORC

Terry was the only ORC Director we had the pleasure of meeting. Condolences to his family and friends.

January 20, 2018 - 12:46 pmOur condolences to Terry's

Ron Hill SAID...

Our condolences to Terry's family. Terry was a big man with a big smile. He will be sadly missed by all he met. RIP Terry. Ron and Betty Hill and family

January 19, 2018 - 4:51 pmThis industry keeps losing

Ben Wallace SAID...

This industry keeps losing cornerstone people that have common sense and a feel for both the individual and the game. Terry was one of those people. Approachable, knowledgeable and compassionate... Terry was all that. I just hope that our new and veteran regulators might follow his example.

January 19, 2018 - 8:04 amBrent & Family, Please

Brent & Family,

Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Terry. My wife and I both had the pleasure of working very closely with him. Myself as the Surface Manager of RCR some 10_ years ago and, my wife as a licensing agent for the ORC in the late 80's and into the 90's. With Terry, common sense prevailed. His position didn't afford him the luxury of winning any popularity contests but he managed to do so anyway.

Howard & Lynda Portelance

January 18, 2018 - 3:29 pmTerry was always an "all

Larry Todd SAID...

Terry was always an "all star" whose judgement and common sense added immeasurably to the profile and benefit of racing. There are not a lot of senior regulators in any industry that will sit down, chat and listen to folks in the business over coffee and a hot dog on the backstretch.
Terry was always a gentleman and willing to consider all sides of any issue. His "kind" are few and far between. He will be greatly missed.

January 18, 2018 - 12:52 pmMy condolences to the Stone

My condolences to the Stone family. RIP Terry

January 18, 2018 - 10:41 amDeepest sympathy to Brent and

Deepest sympathy to Brent and to Terry's extended family.

January 18, 2018 - 9:00 amKnew Terry throughout his ORC

Knew Terry throughout his ORC tenure, very professional with a good mixture of common sense and the right personality to make it all work. My condolences to the family. Rest easy old friend.

January 17, 2018 - 8:29 pmVery sad news. Terry had a

Jack Darling SAID...

Very sad news. Terry had a job where he had to be tough,but he was always fair and was still one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. I always looked forward to meeting up with him at Pompano Park when he made his yearly treks to Florida after he retired. My condolences to Brent (a real chip off the old block ) and the rest of the family.

January 17, 2018 - 7:39 pmBrent and family please

Brent and family please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of a wonderful man. Terry will be missed by all that knew him. R.I.P. our friend.

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