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Robert ‘Jim’ Riesberry Passes

Published: August 1, 2018 3:05 pm ET

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Standardbred owner and horseman Robert ‘Jim’ James Riesberry passed away peacefully on Monday (July 30) at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Shirley for over 53 years. Loving father of Shannon, Derek (Jen Brouwer), Sue Borras (Reynaldo), and Sarah (Jeremy Molnar). Cherished ‘Papa’ of Hunter and Bret Riesberry; Eva Borras; Madden, Abigail, and Hadley Molnar; and Jacob Moffatt.

Jim is survived by his sister, Margaret Taugher; and his brother-in-law, Roy Gordon (Ann). He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur (1984) and Velma (1971); and his brothers, Neil (1978) and Bill (2009).

Jim was a dedicated teacher and hockey coach for many wonderful years primarily at Massey. In his time off he pursued his passion of both owning and training Standardbred racehorses or hanging out with his many great friends. He will always be remembered, by those who knew him, for his profound love of family, friends, and horses.

Visitation will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre – 895 Ouellette Avenue, 519-254-3223 – on Thursday (August 2) from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Anderson Memorial Chapel on Friday (August 3) at 11:00 a.m.

If desired, memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Please help in remembering Jim by visiting his memorial at or by leaving a message of condolence below.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Jim Riesberry.

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