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Terry McVeay Passes

Published: July 27, 2021 2:19 pm ET

Last Comment: July 28, 2021 10:26 am ET | 3 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Longtime harness racing horseman Terry (Terrance Shane) McVeay passed away on July 26, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 74.

Terry was born at home in Ayer's Cliff, Quebec. He spent many hours as an eight-year-old at the local fairgrounds learning to care for and train harness horses under the tutelage of the late Wendel Mosher. Terry came to Ontario in 1970 to work for the late Honorable Earl Rowe. He went on to work with RobRon Acres, Phil and Marie Privitera, the Murrells of North York Stables, John Bosworth and Tara Hills where he was the stallion manager for 10 years.

Terry taught Rob McMillan to train harness horses and encouraged him to get his trainer/driver license and make a career of racing. Terry raced at many tracks: Sherbrooke, Garden City, Blue Bonnets, Barrie, Georgian, Mohawk and took Beau Winter to Roosevelt Raceway where he represented Canada in the International Trot. He had a great love for Kadabra (pictured with Terry at right) a world class trotting stallion. Terry had an undying love of horses and was always a “true harness man.” He was a kind, solid, lovely man.

Terry is predeceased by his beloved parents, Arnold and Helene and older brother, Jack. He will be sadly missed by his sister Debby Black (Lindsay) who along with her husband devotedly looked after Terry in the last months of his life. He will also be sadly missed by his sister Sue-Lane (Steve) Garrett of Massachusetts. He will be fondly remembered by his niece and nephews and their families. Terry will be going home to Ayer's Cliff where his ashes will be scattered on the Fairgrounds.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Terry McVeay.

July 28, 2021 - 10:26 amRIP Sir :(

RIP Sir :(

July 28, 2021 - 7:48 amSaddened to hear of Terry’s

Peter Shody SAID...

Saddened to hear of Terry’s passing. I always enjoyed our chats when Terry came to the barn. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

July 28, 2021 - 7:08 amI have known Terry since he

I have known Terry since he worked with John Bosworth in the 1970's, and I worked for Ross Curran. We sent horses to him to swim and get back to the races. Lots of laughs and good times. R.I.P. my friend. No more pain !!!

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