Mark Ferriss Passes

Mark Ferriss
Published: August 8, 2022 10:29 am EDT

Mark Ferriss of Essex, Ont. passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 3 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 57.

Mark learned to train and drive Standardbred racehorses at an early age from his father, Murray. Together, they raced mainly in Southwestern Ontario. Later, Mark turned his hand at the hay and straw business up until the closing of Windsor Raceway.

Mark always had a love of the sport of harness racing, but also loved to travel, farm and hunt.

He is survived by the love of his life, Allyson, and his sister, Kelly.

Cremation has taken place as per Mark's wishes.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Mark Ferriss.



Sending our deepest condolences to the Ferris family ,we have fond memories of Mark , Kelly and their parents early in our racing days at Windsor Raceway. Mark was always an honest , conscientious hard worker and loved the horses. He came to see me a few weeks ago and we had a few laughs about the old days
God Bless You Mark
Pat and Shelley Denomme