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Eddy Vanderveer Passes

Published: October 23, 2018 2:10 pm ET

Last Comment: October 29, 2018 11:29 am ET | 6 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Longtime Standardbred Canada Identification Technician Edward Vanderveer passed away on Monday (Oct. 22) at the age of 74 after suffering a massive heart attack.

Vanderveer worked as an Identification technician for Standardbred Canada for 18 years before retiring in 2015. He was hired in 1997 when Peter Crinion, who was the ID technician at the time, became ill and had to retire. Vanderveer came highly recommended by Yves Filion, the owner of Bayama Farms. Vanderveer started by lip tattooing and then moved to freeze branding, serving eastern Ontario and the province of Quebec.

Vanderveer was active in the Standardbred industry for many years prior to becoming an ID tech. He trained horses up until 2010 and was an active owner/breeder up to the time of his passing. Horses bred by Eddy and his wife Suzanne were named after his wife's last name, Lavictoire, including the last horse that he trained himself, Robert Lavictoire.

There will be no funeral, as per Eddy’s wishes. He leaves behind his wife, Suzanne Lavictoire, and many friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Eddy Vanderveer.

October 29, 2018 - 11:29 amGot to know Eddie while doing

Got to know Eddie while doing yearling inspections in the Ottawa area - lots of good stories and interesting conversations. Eddie’s horses always looked the part and were well presented. My condolences to Suzanne, they were a great team. Rest easy old friend.

October 29, 2018 - 7:12 amBarry and I send our sincere

debbie bird SAID...

Barry and I send our sincere condolences to Ed's wife and family. We always enjoyed having him come and tattoo the foals. He had some great stories for us. Rest in peace Ed you were a wonderful man.

October 23, 2018 - 9:34 pmCondolences to his family. We

Condolences to his family. We always enjoyed his conversation when he came to our place.
Fran & Fred Brethour

October 23, 2018 - 7:42 pmSo very sorry to hear. Had

So very sorry to hear. Had many good chats with Eddie while tattooing foals. Sad he didn't get to enjoy a longer retirement. Condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P.

October 23, 2018 - 5:43 pmR.I.P. Eddy. Will miss our

Gord Brown SAID...

R.I.P. Eddy. Will miss our chats!

October 23, 2018 - 3:47 pmR.I.P. dear Eddy the Tattoo

R.I.P. dear Eddy the Tattoo man.

Thanks for all the chats we had about our sports. Coming from my hometown Hilversum in the Netherlands and grown up there at the same stables we had a special connection that way. Something we found out by coincidence in 1988 at Blue Bonnets at my first Canada trip. Many trips should follow and meeting Eddy was a regular thing. My sincere condolences to Suzanne, family and friends.

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