Skip to content

Obituary- Scott Cook



Scott Cook passed away as a result of a massive heart attack on September 17, 2015. He was a passionate and knowledgeable, 3rd generation horseman. He and wife Darlene owned Sterling Stables for close to 35 years. Scott was a respected  judge, breeder and owner of many Champion American Saddlebred horses shown both in Canada and the United States. As past President of the American Saddlehorse Association of Ontario and  Founding Chairman of the UPHA Ontario Chapter 21, he was certainly an enthusiastic promoter of the breed.

 Beloved husband of Darlene Cook. Proud and loving father of Stacey Cook and Ashley Fletcher (Ron). Son of Pat Cook and the late Jack Cook. Fondly remembered by brother in law Deryl McGray and partner Rick Hunter and sister in law Debbie Smith (Keith).

Forever cherished by nephews Jason, Brandon and great niece Taylor.

Scott was the love of Darlene’s life, a man who always put his family first. He was a wonderful husband and father, a thoughtful and loving son and generous and thoughtful friend. He was truly one of those “great guys” that everyone loved to be with.

 Professionally, Scott was an award winning salesman selling both GM and Volvo White Heavy Trucks for over twenty-five years and then turned his attention to running his own Property Management Company, Sterling House Management. 

Scott loved sports, politics, fine spirits and good friends. He was charmed by vacations in the Caribbean and loved all things food. He was an excellent cook and strived to make every occasion special for those he loved. 

 Donations would be greatly appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 

For online condolences please refer to www.armstrongfuneralhome.net.

More Stories

  • REPORT Leaderboard

    The REPORT Leaderboard reflects the leading winners at the World's Championship Horse Show through end of classes on Wednesday, August 23.  Read More
  • Tuesday Evening Summary

    We thought Monday night was stellar, and it was, but tonight’s session might have stepped it up to even another level. For those who preach doom and gloom for the American Saddlebred and Hackney you certainly couldn’t tell it here, in the house where legends are made. Read More
  • Wednesday Matinee

    This morning’s session featured several classes for young riders and drivers as well as young horses. Khloe Jankowicz led the parade of young riders, winning the 8 & Under Walk and Trot Equitation class for mom Jamie Jankowicz and her Legacy Stables. The second trainer’s daughter to win a world’s title this morning, Lyla Grace Wroble was the 9-year-old world’s champion for her Country Meadow family.  Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard

    Saddle Horse Report is pleased to bring you the REPORT Leaderboard from the World's Championship Horse Show through the end of classes on Tuesday, August 22. Read More
  • Monday Night Action

    Welcome to prime time! That’s exactly what the Monday evening session was. The big shooters came out in droves as the lineup of classes offered was spectacular.  Read More
  • X-Tremely Enthusiastic

    Ryan Barlowe (l) and Jason Harrell with X-Tremely Grand, the pony they co-own. Barlowe showed the pony Monday evening at Louisville and was top three in the Amateur Gentleman’s Hackney Pony class. Read More
  • Tuesday Matinee High Points

    Classes were extremely well filled on Tuesday morning with several being split. It also turned out to be a record-breaking morning of dual wins for several exhibitors and one horse. Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard

    Saddle Horse Report is pleased to expand our Leaderboard standings to include Leading Amateurs, Junior Exhibitors, Owners, Professional Exhibitors, Hackney Trainers and Exhibitors in addition to the Leading Trainers and Leading Sires from the World's Championship Horse Show through the end of classes on Monday, August 19. Stay tuned for the latest developments. Read More
  • Sunday Night Excitement

    With the Junior Exhibitor Park class being split, 14 events were held on the Sunday evening session, which started at 6:30 p.m. with the ASR Sweepstakes Four-Year-Old Fine Harness class. That class gave the general spectators their thrill for the night as Debbie Foley lost a wheel on her buggy and the horse got loose momentarily. Everything ended okay but she could not get everything back together in the allotted time.  Read More
  • Interview at Country Meadow

    In the interview that follows, trainer Julie Ann Wroble and Lauren Beck share their thoughts following Lauren's win aboard I'm A Holiday at the World's Championship Horse Show on Sunday evening. Read More