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Earla Geisel Passes

Published: June 25, 2017 5:28 pm ET

Last Comment: June 25, 2017 6:11 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Standardbred horse owner, breeder and trainer Earla Geisel has passed away.

During her lifetime, Geisel could be found at local fairs (Sutton Fair, Sunderland), helping out at the Wil Lor Farm that was owned by her uncles or racing her own horses at various tracks in Ontario. The last 20 years she owned horses with her partners Joe Kelly (husband) and her daughter Lori Jennex (Geisel).

She passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, at The Guelph General Hospital on Saturday, June 24 in her 70th year. Beloved wife of Joe Kelly. Predeceased by her parents Ken (Debnam), Eileen (Brethour) and sister Heather. Very proud mother of Lori (Dave) and Deborah. Adoring grandmother of Bailey, Travis and Morgan. Earla will be remembered by her mother-in-law Marie Kelly, brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws Linda (late Brian), Cec, Anne, Kathy (Bruce), Debbie (late Frank), Marilyn, Maryanne, Terry (Amanda) and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Earla’s Life will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Colonel John McRae Legion, 57 Watson Parkway South, Guelph, Ontario. 519-822-1565. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Donations cards are available at the Funeral Home, 519-821-5077, or condolences may be made online at

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Earla Geisel.

June 25, 2017 - 6:11 pmJack and I would like to send

Peggy Powell SAID...

Jack and I would like to send our deepest sympathy and love to all the surviving members of Earla's family. We will remember her and all the good times we had together and there were many. Love from our family to your's Peggy and Jack .

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