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Ron MacArthur Passes

Published: April 29, 2021 5:10 pm ET

Last Comment: May 1, 2021 10:06 am ET | 5 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Longtime harness racing industry participant Ron MacArthur of Summerside, P.E.I. passed away at the MacLeod Care Clinton View Lodge on April 25, 2021 at the age of 87.

Born in Summerside, he was the son of the late Roland and Margaret (MacFarlane) MacArthur. Ron started out as a trainer and driver on Canada's east coast before moving stateside and racing predominantly at Rosecroft Raceway and Pompano Park. He developed horses the likes of stakes winners Matt Of The Hour and Photo Of A Lady, the dam of 2008 Goldsmith Maid winner Up Front Annika.

Survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Bernadette (Farmer) MacArthur; children Danny, Edwin, Greg, Brian, Amber, Nan and Shelley; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister Deborah "Debbie" Bryson; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Resting at Moase Funeral Home, Summerside. Completion of arrangements will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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

May 1, 2021 - 10:06 amMy condolences to the

Faye Kinnear SAID...

My condolences to the family.RIP old friend. Remembering our old tennis days.

Doug McGregor

May 1, 2021 - 9:57 amA picture of Armbro

A picture of Armbro Ultrasonic and connections including driver Ron MacArthur appeared in the January 18, 2020 issue of Rewind titled "Forty Years Ago." The photo was taken following a heat victory in the 1979 Cane Futurity at Yonkers. Condolences to the MacArthur family.

April 30, 2021 - 9:35 amArmbro Ultrasonic?

Armbro Ultrasonic?

April 30, 2021 - 9:34 amMy condolences to the

My condolences to the MacArthur family. RIP Ron

April 29, 2021 - 7:11 pmSo sorry to hear of Ron's

Gord Brown SAID...

So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Ron had another very good horse that raced on the grand circuit whose name escapes me.

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