Albert Faulkner, Fort Erie Track Superintendent, Dies, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-08


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Albert Faulkner, Fort Erie Track Superintendent, Dies OLD WOODBINE PARK. Toronto. Ontario. May 7. — Albeit "Bert Faulkner. 68. track superintendent of the Fort Erie , Jockey Club, passed away in Douglas Memorial Hospital at Fort Erie early this morning after a long illness. Before moving to the Niagara frontier course, Faulk- ner was employed in the same capacity at the Hamilton Jockey Club track for 35 years, receiving his early training under the late Pat Maloney. Considered the best "track man in his profession in Canada, his care of the now dismantled Hamilton course gained for it the reputation of being the safest and best kept in the Do- j minion. When the Ontario Jockey Club took over the Hamilton track. Faulkners services were included in the transaction. The excellent condition of the present Fort Erie oval reflects his long experience as a track expert. During the early days of the Ontario Racing Commission, Faulkner was employed as its track consultant throughout the Province. For a short spell he raced a couple of thoroughbreds of his own breeding. A tireless worker. Faulkner was extremely popular with horsemen and he was ever going out of his way to satisfy horsemens needs. He is survived by his wife. The body is at the Dwyer Funeral Home, 16 Cannon St. . East in Hamilton. A requiem high mass will be offered at St. Marys Roman Catholic Cathedral in Hamilton on Thursday morning. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Toronto.

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