Jean Thibaudeau

Jean Thibaudeau

Jean Thibaudeau (nee Walker), of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Rockwood Terrace in Durham on Saturday, May 8, 2021, after a battle with ALS.  
Jean was 79. 

Born on June 7, 1941 in Owen Sound to the late Allan James and Viola Ellen (nee Kingston) Walker. Jean will be remembered by many in the Standardbred racing industry. Jean loved horses, especially her favourite, Elderslie.  She was an avid supportive fan to her girls, their husbands and children at races, horseshows, curling, hockey and baseball games.  Jean was a member of the Ontario Harness Horse Association, Grace United Church Hanover and former member of Hanover Curling Club. 

Jean is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Peter of Hanover. Loved mother of Carrie (Peter) Mellor of Kitchener, Lori (Jeff) Thomson of Chesley and Vicki (Barry) Gregg of Cargill. Loved grandmother of Brett (Shannon) Mellor, Taylor (Sam) Robinson, Jodi (Dylan) Subject, Jay (Carissa) Thomson, Julie Thomson, Clark Gregg and Louis Gregg and great grandmother of Amelia, Grayson and Griffin. Dear sister of Bob (Pat) Walker of Allenford, Larry (Raymonde) Walker of Puslinch, Paul (Brenda) Walker of Allenford and sister-in- law Jane (Wes) Irwin of Markdale. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews and so many good friends.

Due to COVID restrictions a Memorial Service for Jean will be live streamed at Mighton Funeral Home on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11 am through the Mighton Funeral Home Facebook page:  

The live stream will start approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the service - at that time, please look for the live stream video post on the Funeral Home Facebook Page to join the service.  For people unable to join at the time of the service, the live stream video will remain posted and available for viewing afterwards, and will also be posted on the Funeral Home obituary page afterwards.

In lieu of floral arrangements, Memorial donations to ALS Canada ( or to the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (  are appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mighton Funeral Home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at


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VIDEO:  Memorial Service