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Jan ‘Johnny’ Buitink Passes

Published: July 9, 2018 12:57 pm ET

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Trot Insider has learned that longtime Ontario-based groom Jan ‘Johnny’ Buitink passed away during the afternoon of Saturday, July 7 at the age of 60.

Buitink, who worked with trainers Brad Maxwell and Charalambos Christoforou for a good deal of time, had most recently worked with horseman Luc Ouellette.

Buitink, who is a native of the Netherlands, passed away at the Guelph General Hospital after a brief illness.

A visitation has been scheduled for Tuesday (July 10) at 10 a.m. at the Drayton Heritage Funeral Home, which is located at 20 Wellington St S. in Drayton, Ont. The funeral home can be reached at 519-638-3072. To head to the funeral home’s website, click here.

Trot Insider will update this notice with more information when it is received.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Johnny Buitink.

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