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Wellie Bélanger Passes

Published: October 27, 2016 12:52 pm ET

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Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred breeder/owner/horseman Wellie Bélanger of Matane, Quebec passed away at Matane Hospital on Tuesday, October 25 at the age of 96.

Visitation and funeral will take place this Friday and Saturday, respectively, at the Leo Sirois and Son funeral home in Matane. For complete information (in French), click here.

Bélanger is survived by his wife, Janette; children, Rodrigue, Denyse, Rejane, Steeves, Maurice (Judith Réhaume); brother, Walter (Margot); sister, Pierrette; grandchildren, Maxim, William Gregory, Christopher, Amelia, Noémie Antony Charles, Jérémie; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends.

Wellie was predeceased by the mother of his children, Jeanne-Paule Dion.

Donations as expressions of sympathy can be made to the Foundation Matane Hospital here.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Wellie Bélanger.

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