It is with the heaviest of hearts that the family announces the passing of Nancy Dean Guitard.
Nancy passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 24 at the age of 62. Nancy courageously battled cancer for over 11 years and did it with strength, poise and integrity. Nancy was a true inspiration for many others in the cancer community. The wife of veteran trainer Mike Guitard, Nancy was a 36-year employee at OJC/Woodbine Entertainment Group and most recently worked for the AGCO.
Nancy’s fondest memories were from her time spent at the track. Nancy loved her job – starting in messenger betting, then mutuels and the money room. Nancy loved the track and most importantly spent every morning at Barn 1 with Mike as a groom and running the stable. Nancy’s love for horses was deep. Her favourites were Pokeman Kid, Armbro Replica, Dell Ridge Image Santo Domingo and Grumpy Jake. Nancy cared deeply for everyone and customer service was her passion, she loved helping people. Nancy met Mike at the track while he was driving her Dad’s horses. They recently celebrated 40 wonderful years togethe
Nancy’s most cherished accomplishment was being a mother to her three boys Clinton (Ashley), Graham and Fraser (Miranda). Nancy is also survived by her parents Frank and Pat Montgomerie. A celebration of life will take place at a later date as Nancy was loved by so many.