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Dear Mrs. Strain and Family,
Today my brother, who is a Jesuit priest, and I were driving west on route 20 when we saw a somber and beautiful funeral cortege. When I looked it up, I found for whom it was and why it was so presented. We now now about Mr. Strain, you, your family, your love and your dreams, and express our sympathy to you, with a promise to remember your entire family in our prayers.

Posted by: Marija Stankus-Saulaitis - Oakville, CT   Jul 21, 2012

Dear Mrs. Strain

Dear Mrs.Strain
I remember as a teenager and Adult when you and Mr.Strain would ride though our yard with all the hourses and he would tip his hat and say HI to us. Sorry to hear of his passing and my thoughts are with you and your family

Posted by: Darlene (Chamberlain) Berg - Granby, CT   Jul 21, 2012

We'd like to offer our condolances and say we are deeply sorry for your loss. Joe has known Bill since he was very young when he would go back to Crowley's in the early seventies.Bill would also go to Joe's sale in South Saint Paul; Joe said he would buy the best horses there! I was glad I had the opportunity to meet him when he would come back to MN to buy horses. He was also kind enough to

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Posted by: Joe and Sharon Simon - Webster, MN   Jul 21, 2012

Dear Sandy and Family,
It has been a long time since we have seen you, but we have always remembered your family fondly. We are so sorry about Bill and send you our deepest sympathy on your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you.

Posted by: Cathy and Ken McIntire - Barefoot Bay, FL   Jul 21, 2012

Sandy, Because of Bill, each family member has lived a very unique and enriched life with exposure to a lost art of surviving with man, nature, and animal. Toni, Bill lucked out with you as a sister-in-law. Always present and supportive when needed, funny, witty, clever, and with a laughter that is remembered long after the story ends. Loss is sad, but the Blessing is that Bill was active until the very end of the trail.

Posted by: Diana Krupnikoff Sayers - West Hartford, CT   Jul 20, 2012

Dear Sandy and family,
We are with you in thoughts and prayers.What precious memories you, and so many of us have. Ollie and Don

Posted by: Ollie and Don King - Southwick, MA   Jul 20, 2012

Sandy and family,
May GOD be with you during this sad time! My memories of Bill's family go back about 55 years when dad and I used to trail ride at Windmill Stables and memories of Sandy from Conard High. We all married and had families and even got together when you came to Florida to visit Grant in the late 90's. So much many memories! I know Bill will be missed by so many people!
With Love and prayers
Karen Kelso Pinto and John and Kim

Posted by: A friend   Jul 20, 2012

Dear Sandy and Children, My deepest sympathy at your loss. It's been a long time since we've had a chance to visit but I remember the many times Bill bailed me out of my "horse problems". I'll always remember what a family man he was with Sunday's always being a family day. Take Care. Vicki

Posted by: Vicki Waterman - Westfield, MA   Jul 20, 2012

My condolences to all the Strain family, I have Mr. Strain to thank for the lovely horse I now own. He was a good horseman, and good businessman, and I know his passing has left a huge hole in all your hearts. I was so sad to hear this news.

Posted by: Karen Patrick - Freeport, FL   Jul 20, 2012

Dear Sandy, I remember when you were first dating Bill and there was a special something between you that was present even then. You two young kids went on to create a dream and then go on to live it. Deep sympathy to all. Dear Toni, You have been a support to the Strain family and I have you in my thoughts.

Posted by: Janis Krupnikoff Mochnick - Farmington, CT   Jul 20, 2012