Squibs Mercier was one of the Founders of the SBTCC and was Honorary Life Vice-President of the SBTCC. She dedicated her life and resources to develop the breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Club.
Sunday December 2nd, 2018 was a very sad day in the Staffordshire Bull Terrier world. We have lost a true matriarch of our breed. Squibs Mercier passed away early Sunday morning. Her family was with her.
Squibs was 94. She got her first Stafford in 1932 when her father brought one home. She never lived a day with out one from that time on. A loyal Stafford person to the core, she never owned another breed. From England ,she knew all the forefathers of our breed, many personally. After coming to Canada she helped found the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Canada 51 years ago and was still an active member. Squibs was also a 66 year member of the CKC and Ottawa Kennel Club.
Other than her family, her life was the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Her house, which she named the Stafford Arms was like a museum of Stafford art she had collected through her life. Many meetings and good times have been at the Stafford Arms.
Squib's true Stafford spirit, tuff as nails attitude, quick wit and die hard spirit for anything to to with her beloved breed weather fighting BSL or keeping the breed alive in the show ring through it all. There is not enough room here to tell you all what she has meant to us in Canada and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier community around the world. We are heart broken. To say that her huge presence will be missed is an understatement.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to Squibs family at this sad time.