JOHN (Junior) HEATLIE

1928 - 2004

Inducted 2021


John Heatlie


John Heatlie, often known as “Junior”, was born on January 9, 1923 and passed away March 29, 2004 in Brownsburg, Quebec.  He was an ardent lover of Clydesdales from the time his father purchased his first registered horse off the boat from Scotland in 1928.

John was well known across Canada, USA and Europe as a quality Clydesdale breeder.  He was a long time member of the Canadian Clydesdale Horse Association of Canada and other Clydesdale Horse Associations as well.  He was the custodian of the famous stallion imported from Scotland, Doura Perfect Motion – the sire of the great Ogdensburg Teddy Lad.

Junior and his family enjoyed showing Clydesdales at various fairs each year and took top honors at the Royal Winter Fair on many occasions.  He would always say, “It wasn’t just what you won, but who you beat”.

He was a proud father and grandfather. John will be dearly missed in the Clydesdale world.  His family and grandchildren kept up the tradition he and his father began.  Nothing would have made him more proud.


Heatlie family and Clydesdales