Harold Shipp, known for "Shipps" horses, dies
September 08, 2014
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On Sunday, Sept. 7, developer and philanthropist Harold Shipp, who was also one of Canada's most prominent Standardbred breeders and owners, passed away during the evening hours at the age of 88. News of Shipps' passing comes courtesy of a report by the Mississauga News, which noted that Shipp is considered one of the "founding fathers" of the City of Mississauga, the bustling suburb west of Toronto. Shipp passed away at the Mississauga Hospital.
Many top-level Standardbreds carry the ‘Shipps' moniker and have competed at harness racing's top level and found great success. Mr, Shipp also served as a director of the Ontario Jockey Club.
The Mississauga News article highlights how the Mississauga resident was one of the biggest players in the development of the city. His family business, Shipp Corporation Limited, was one of the first builders in Mississauga, as it began constructing homes in the 1950s.
The report goes to on to explain how Shipp was a relentless fundraiser for Mississauga's two hospitals. The article states that Shipp donated $6 million in 2005 to help build the Harold G. Shipp & June C. Shipp Stroke Centre at Trillium after his late wife passed away after suffering a stroke.