Macmerry, Scotland, farrier Alexander “Sandy” Duff, FWCF, passed away March 10, 2022, at Royal Infirmary of Edinburg, according to the East Lothian Courier. He was 90.

“A terrific horseshoer and blacksmith, Sandy was an amazing, quiet and humble man,” says Iain Ritchie, DipWCF, a native of Scotland who new resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. “It’s ironic that it was only 4 days after his great friend David Wilson passed also. My thoughts go out to his family.”

Duff and Wilson often competed with one another in various farrier and blacksmith contests, winning multiple championships.

“Sandy Duff was one of the greatest and up there with David Wilson in their time,” says David Duckett, a member of the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame with Wilson. “Only those who have witnessed the skills of these men would appreciate the profound example they exhibited. Both these gentlemen will be sadly missed.”

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29 at Mortonhall Crematorium Main Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be directed to My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

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