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Ronald ‘Ron’ Topping Passes

Published: April 24, 2019 5:03 pm ET

Last Comment: April 26, 2019 12:09 pm ET | 5 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Standardbred horseman Ronald William ‘Ron’ Topping passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Lynn Topping (nee England) of 60 years. Cherished dad of Lori (Byron Atchison), Julie, Tracy and Gary Topping. Treasured Grandpa to Jamie, Jeff, Sandra, Alicia, Matthew, Ryan, Joe and Mackenzie and great grandpa to William. Dear brother of Glen (Marie) Topping and Doris (John) Morris. Will also be missed by many other family and friends.

Ron was well known for Standardbred horse racing and breeding and dairy farming. He was given the lifetime achievement award for horse racing. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.

Friends are welcomed for visiting on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A private family service will take place with burial to follow at Woodland Cemetery, London.

Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 180-633 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 2V3 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 201 King Street, London, ON N6A 1C9.

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Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Ron Topping.

April 26, 2019 - 12:09 pmRon was a career horseman. He

Ron was a career horseman. He loved the business!! Ron was a VERY nice man who will be missed in harness racing.
Condolences to his entire family and when I pass Topping Boulevard in London I will always give Ron a smile in memory.

April 25, 2019 - 8:58 amOn behalf of Lakeshore Horse

ellie mayhew SAID...

On behalf of Lakeshore Horse Racing Association, Mark Williams is sending deep and sincere condolences to the family of Ron Topping. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Ron.

April 24, 2019 - 8:22 pmA great guy who will be

Jordan Hamm SAID...

A great guy who will be missed. Condolences from the Hamm family.

April 24, 2019 - 8:09 pmRon was a great guy , great

Ron was a great guy , great trotting man R.i.p. Ron

April 24, 2019 - 5:33 pmSo sorry to hear of Ron's

Gord Brown SAID...

So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Great horseman!

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