Longtime horseman and former driver André Jean passed away on Sept. 18, 2023 at the CHSLD St-Augustin in Quebec at the age of 85.
A horseman from the 1950s all the way to the early 1980s, André was several times a champion in the 1970s at the racetrack in Québec City. According to his family, he set set a record of five wins in stakes races of two-year-olds at Blue Bonnets in 1977 that will never be broken. He was a humble winner and tireless worker who should be remembered for crediting everyone on his teams with the success they achieved.
Husband of the late Lily Brisebois, son of the late Georgienne Claveau and the late Thomas Eugène. He leaves to mourn his children: Yves (Anne Perlo), Nathalie (Guy Jacques, René Blanchette) and Guylaine (Peter Perlo); his grandchildren: Aaron (Alessia), Dominick (Jennika), Vanessa (Jurgen), Simon, Alex (Vincent), Ève, Derek (Christie) and Nickolas; his great-grandchildren: Anëlia, Damien, Elijah-Grace, Lilyanna, Ezra and to come: Samuel; his brother and sister: Claude and Brigitte; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law from the Brisebois family: Jeanna, Jean-Marie and Denise as well as several nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Visitation and Celebration of Life have taken place.
Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of André Jean.