Lancashire Heeler Association News Archive
Tracy St Clair Pearce (Traqdean) - Former Chairman of the Lancashire Heeler Association (Proposed)
Tracy lost her courageous battle with cancer on Sunday 30th October 2011 in the same dignified manner that she had lived her life. Her tragic death will have come as a great shock to many of her friends, as she had kept the extent of her illness to just a few close friends and family. Her last show was at Darlington, where despite being in much pain and discomfort she managed to take both the Reserve CCs with Traqdean Midlops Movie Toto and Ch Jazz Mustang Sally Traqdean (Imp Fin), as well as Best Puppy with Bellsmond Dancing Shadow in Traqdean for whom she had great hopes. Jackson was bred by the late Lyn Bell, who we also tragically lost to cancer earlier this year. At Paignton Tracy achieved her ambition to make up her Finnish bitch Jazz, who was the first import to become a UK Champion. Toto is on two CCs and Tracy badly wanted to see him made up, but sadly it was not to be.
However Tracy's proudest achievement was the success of Ch Traqdean Vidaloca Florence ShCM, who became the Bitch CC record holder on twenty tickets, including taking the Bitch CC at Crufts in 2010. Traqdean dogs have won many top awards in this country and abroad, including champions in Holland and Finland, and a full list of their achievements can be seen on her breeder page on the Lancashire Heeler Community website.
Tracy was also a very active member of the Lancashire Heeler Community Welfare Fund, never hesitating to help any Heelers in need, and spending many hours transporting and caring for any dogs that came through Welfare. More recently Tracy agreed to take on the position of Chairman of the Lancashire Heeler Association (Proposed), which she undertook with great pride and commitment, as she did with anything that she took on.
Aside from the Heelers Tracy had also been a very successful breeder of Rottweilers, as well as running a herd of rare pedigree Shetland Cattle, helping the breed go from near extinct status to a gene pool of over 300 breeding cows in less than twenty years. She also kept purebred Morgan horses, and her mare Hally was an Endurance Riding Champion. Earlier this year she bred Hally's daughter Honey and owned two rescued mares Megan and Misty who had previously been very badly treated.
Despite her illness, Tracy never lost her sense of humour, and stayed strong and in full control of her animals, making sure they were all taken care of before she allowed herself to go into a hospice to get the care she desperately needed towards the end. Tracy also wanted it to be known how grateful she was to all her friends who rallied round in her time of need and allowed her to remain at home for so long surrounded by the animals she loved.
The funeral took place at Colchester Crematorium, Mersea Road, Colchester CO2 8RU, on Monday 14th November 2011 at 12.30pm.
By family request instead of flowers donations were made to the Lancashire Heeler Community Welfare Fund via Sarah Whybrow.
If anyone wishes to send a card they may do so c/o Sarah Whybrow, Virginia House, Mill Road, Foxley, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4QT, and they will be passed on to the family. All enquiries regarding anything to do with any of her dogs should also be addressed to Sarah, email firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0790 990 1410.
Brian to tour Europe
LANCASHIRE HEELER BRIAN TO TOUR EUROPE!
Brian - Our Lancashire Heeler mascot is off to tour Europe on Tuesday 17th May. Peter Jones will attempt to visit 10 countries in 2 weeks, with Brian on board his Harley Davison, to raise funds for the Association and the Lancashire Heeler Community Welfare Fund. Please sponsor him if you can and be sure to give him a wave if you see him on your travels. Follow his progress as he tours Europe. - Tracy
We are pleased to announce that Mrs Dorothy Malins (Embages) has agreed to become the President of the Lancashire Heeler Association and we are very grateful for her support.
Our Mascot Lancashire Heeler Puppy has been named!
The Lancashire Heeler Association has taken delivery of a new Lancashire Heeler Puppy as a Mascot to attend shows and other events worldwide! The Puppy will be used to promote good practice in breeding and health testing, and will also educate and inform Heeler enthusiasts on all aspects of caring for a Lancashire Heeler whether it be showing, working or just as a companion and family pet. We have now chosen the name Brian for the Puppy from Members suggestions and there was a prize for the person whose name was chosen. Have a look on the Lancashire Heeler Community website for Brian's adventures promoting the Lancashire Heeler!