William J. Strain, Jr.
- September 14, 1939 - July 16, 2012
- Granby, Connecticut
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Dear Strain Family So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. My condolences to your family. He will never be forgotten. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Ramona DiMatteo - Farmington, CT Jul 19, 2012
Sandy - So sorry for your loss! Bill was such a great guy! Always wonderful to see you and family at Town Line and in later years at Apollos. Dick and I will never forget him! Keep the faith!
Posted by: Dick & Marion Ivey - Simsbury, CT Jul 19, 2012
We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He was a leader in the horse world and he enriched so many people's lives. Bill was a wonderful friend to us. May God rest his soul. Sandy, Bill, David, Dawn and family, please except our heartfelt sympathy. We pray for all of you during this very difficult time.
Posted by: Bruno & Sandee Plocharczyk - Chaplin, CT Jul 19, 2012
We are sadden to hear of Mr. Strains passing. He was such a wonderful man with the true love of horses. The well organized trail rides are a fond memory of mine and watching the team penning. He was a man who shared a good time for all sorts of people. Thanks for the memories Mr. Strain,God Bless you,R.I.P.
Posted by: Victor and Marian Olszewski - Science Hill, KY Jul 19, 2012
It is with shock and sadden heart that I just learned of Bill's passing. He lived life to the fullest, cherished friends and family above and beyone the call of duty. My memories go back many years to his helping with my Mom and being her good neighbor, our anual Christmas phone calls, not to mention he and Sandy's stories of their adventures with their horse activities. My prayors are with you and the family as Bill would not want us to grieve but to remember all the happiest times. May God Bless you all. Nancy
Posted by: Nancy W. Stewart - Millry, AL Jul 19, 2012
So sorry to hear the news of Bill's passing. We couldn't help but be reminded of the horse sales at Lima, OH and the good times we all had there. Bill will sure be missed by many that he touched in the horse world.
Posted by: Jan Corum Archie Pickett - Lafayette, IN - business and friend Jul 19, 2012
Bill Strain was bigger than life. He made everyone smile and it was a pleasure to know him.
Posted by: Melanie Stoddard - Newington, CT Jul 19, 2012
We are deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Strain's passing. Since 1986 when we moved here we have watched the trail ride pass by our house. We always waved to the man in the cowboy hat, who we later learned was Mr. Strain. He even kept his temper when one of our dogs wandered onto our front lawn to watch the horses. That was over 20 years ago. We have come to know what wonderful people the Strain's are through our beloved friend Estelle. I'm sure the two of them are shooting the breeze in Heaven. Ride on cowboy...
Posted by: Donna and Mark Newton - Granby, CT Jul 18, 2012
Words can't fully express my condolences to you, Sandy, and your family. The loss of Bill is huge to all of us in the horse communiuty and the memories will all but continue. Bill told it like it was...many times NOT what we wanted to hear...BUT...we listened and LEARNED! He was all about getting the correct match to horse and rider and for the sake of safety he continued to exchange horses until the CORRECT match was found for the
Posted by: Sue, Leeann, Kim & family - Ulster Park, NY Jul 18, 2012
So sorry to hear about Mr. Strain's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was such an icon in the horse community and will be missed by many!
Posted by: Tammy ( - Windsor Locks, CT Jul 18, 2012