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lazy ace

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My Dad caught the tail end of the PBR last night, and heard something about the bull fighter Greg Crabtree...do any of you know what happened???
 
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My Dad caught the tail end of the PBR last night, and heard something about the bull fighter Greg Crabtree...do any of you know what happened???

Was killed last month in a dozer accident while clearing trees on his place in Texas is all I know.....
 

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Oldtimer said:
lazy ace said:
My Dad caught the tail end of the PBR last night, and heard something about the bull fighter Greg Crabtree...do any of you know what happened???

Was killed last month in a dozer accident while clearing trees on his place in Texas is all I know.....

Oldtimer:

Thanks, and sorry to hear that news. I'll relay that on to Dad.
 

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We lost a good bullfighter out of our association up here as well. Too young to pass on. He leaves a young family as well. Very sad. :cry:
I fought bulls for 4 years, and do miss it. Ryan was a good friend!




The rodeo community was saddened to learn of the death of Ryan Fairlie of Warren . The 30-year-old died tragically in a wreck involving two semi-tractor units near Portage la Prairie late Monday night, Nov. 28.




Ryan was a true friend of rodeo. As a bullfighter he took his task of keeping cowboys safe - seriously - but with a quiet misdemeanor. No matter the age level, his kind and caring manner shone through like a bright star, that he was, with each gate latch.

From the high school rodeo level to semi-professional, Ryan's name was pencilled in as bullfighter at a number of events this year including the Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association's premier event - the Manitoba Finals Rodeo - held in Brandon at the end of October. It wasn't only bulls that drew him to the world of rodeo, as Ryan aided stock contractors and hosting committees, as well. You see, as a true friend to rodeo, he not only put his life on the line, for a fellow friend (bull rider) but also lived for the eight-second world of rodeo, aiding cowboys in the bareback or saddle bronc events.

Ryan was also a teacher, giving pointers on how to stay aboard, not from a bull riding perspective, but the wild and woolly event known as mutton busting. It's here where pint-sized cowboys and cowgirls, perhaps future junior steer riders or bull riders, themselves, are extremely thankful for a grease paint cowboy standing in their shadow. A strong, caring hand extended to praise an exceptional ride with a high five or handkerchief to dry the tears, was Ryan's signature trademark, like many other grease paint heroes who share the trail. Rodeo is a sport, but rodeo is also one blended family, who will carry memories of Ryan's attributes with them, and encompass his spirit at future events.

Ryan is survived by his beloved wife Renee; parents, David and Barb Fairlie of Warren; siblings, Jeff (Verna and Shianne, Jordon, Stephan), Bob (Stacey, Ethan, Everett, Corbin, Bobbie), Heather (Lance); Renee's parents and family, Jeff and Cheryl Chartrand, Brad (Liz), Tracey (Quincy), Micah and grandparents, Beulah Jones, Margret Fairlie, Mary Kushner, Uncle Rob. He is also survived by many special aunts, uncles, cousins and rodeo friends.

The sweetest things - the memories were celebrated at a service on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the MacKenzie Funeral Chapel in Stonewall, with a private family interment to take place at a later date at St. Oswald Cemetery .

Donations in Ryan's memory can be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or a charity of one's choice.
 

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I don't mean to poke fun at the gravity of the situation, but what exactly is a "quiet misdemeanor?"
 

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I caught that too, mpfreelance.

Of course the writer meant 'demeanor' but I don't understand why
a proofreader wouldn't catch it.

Probably use 'spellcheck' and since misdemeanor is a word, it got by.

At any rate, my condolences to the family.
 

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Yessir,i knew Greg personally.What happened is he was in a dozer he never drove before clearing brush on his place,with his wife and daughter driving behind him in his truck.He accidentally shoved the bucket into the dirt which threw him out,then he was ran over by the dozer...That mornin he got up exrta early to take his two boys to school instead of having them ride the bus.Its a sad deal.Yall be carefull.
 

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