Douglas 'Red' Williams Passes; Arrangements Set

Douglas 'Red' Williams
Published: June 28, 2022 10:04 am EDT

Longtime horse racing participant Douglas "Red" Williams passed away peacefully, in his 87th year, with his family by his side on Sunday, June 26 at Pinehaven Nursing Home in Waterloo, Ont.

Red was actively involved in the Standardbred racing community for more than 50 years, as an owner, trainer and driver at many of Ontario's tracks. He trained and drove Kitchenerontuesday, Crockets Express, High Class Quality and Quality Cruisin.  Win or lose, there was always a story to tell and a beer to be had afterwards.

Married to the love of his life Patsy (Breen) for over 63 years, much loved father of Ron (Andra), Todd, and Bob (Cheryl).  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Sara (Jason) Thiessen, Troy (Sami) Rosenow, Conor (Natalie) Williams, Corey (Kaitlyn) Williams, and Cody (Kaelyn) Williams, and great-granddaughter Sophie Rose Thiessen.

Resting at Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph, Ont., where the family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, June 30, from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.  Service at 2 p.m. in the Hart Chapel.  Reception to follow.  A private internment will take place at a later date.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Douglas "Red" Williams.