Leo “Brian” Clark, 76, dies

Columbus, OH — Leo “Brian” Clark, 76, of Blissfield, Mich., died July 7, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Clark was born May 8, 1948, in Colchester County, Truro, Nova Scotia, to Geroge and Thelma (Redden). After graduating from high school he went on many different adventures which ultimately led him to western Canada where he was able to travel through the Rocky Mountains on an open box car transporting horses.

Later he traveled back East where he met the love of his life of 54 years, Kathy Davis, at Batavia Downs. They were married Aug. 15, 1970, in Van Wert, Ohio, and she survives.

Mr. Clark continued training and racing horses all over from New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Windsor, Michigan, Cleveland, Toledo, and many local county fairs.

While his children were young and in school, he worked at Hamblin Company in Tecumseh and later the University of Michigan in the printing services department.

In the late 1990s fate brought Litvok, Slamming Score, and Benny Blanco into his life and reignited his training career which he enjoyed the rest of his life. He had many successful horses in his time which brought a lot of excitement and joy into his and his family’s life.

Mr. Clark loved spending time with his family, sharing stories about people and horses at the track and reminiscing of the joys and mischievous adventures of growing up in Nova Scotia.

In addition to his wife, Kathleen, Mr. Clark is survived by his children, Matthew (Val) and Amanda; brothers, Lloyd, Robin and Sandy; and sisters, Marie Weatherbee and Linda Boyce. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, George, Neil, Walter, Ronald, Doug, Gene, and Carl.

To honor his memory and love of horses, go to the horse races at your local county fair this summer, pick a winner, and cheer them on.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday (July 21) from 2-7 p.m. at Brian and Kathy’s home to share fond memories of Brian and his love of horses.

You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com.

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