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George 'Fred' Horne

George 'Fred' Horne

Born In: Enfield
Born: July 26th, 1935

Passed on: January 28th, 2013

George Frederick “Fred” Horne, age 77, of Mount Denson, Hants County, died peacefully at home, Monday, January 28, 2013, surrounded by family. Born on July 26, 1935, in Enfield, he was the son of the late George and Margaret (MacDonnell) Horne. Fred worked in his father’s lumber mill until the age of 20, when he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He came out of training, was posted to Newfoundland, where he spent the next 22 years, and during which time he married and raised his two children. In 1980, he was transferred to his home Province, where he retired as S/Sgt with the Windsor Rural Detachment of the RCMP. Following retirement, Fred took on a second career as a private investigator, during which time he was involved with two significant Royal Commissions. He also served for ten years as a Municipal Councillor with the Municipality of the District of West Hants; was a long time member and Past President of the West Hants Ground Search and Rescue Team. Fred is survived by his wife of 51 years, Emma (Benson) Horne; daughter, Linda; son, Bruce; grandson, Tyler (the light of Umpa’s life), all of Mount Denson; former daughter-in-law, Heather Horne, of Windsor Forks; “grandchildren” Casey (Vicki) Weaver and their daughter, Hailey; Morgan Parsons; sister, Bernadette (Clyde) DeMone of Stratford, PEI; brother-in-law, Jackie Withrow; sisters-in-law, Edith Horne and Catherine Horne; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Margaret (MacDonnell) Horne; brothers, Jim, Len and Jack Horne; sisters, Erma Withrow, Pauline Stuart, Bernice Arnold, Florence O’Neil and Phyllis Horne; as well as beloved nephew, George Arnold. Fred was a strong-willed person who loved to share his opinions, especially on political issues. He had a great love of music, poetry, had composed several meaningful poems over the years and was passionate about the efforts to restore the beautiful Avon River. Fred will be missed by many, including his three loving canine companions. Our lives were made better and more memorable by his presence and his love, but we are comforted that he was able to leave peacefully and quietly at home, as was his wish. There was no visitation by request. A celebration of Fred’s life was 11 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2013, in Lindsay’s Windsor Funeral Home Chapel, 194 King Street, Windsor. The Rev. Fr. Michael J. Walsh officiated, followed by a reception in the Lindsay Family Reception Centre, 184 King Street. Interment will be held at later date. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Fred were requested to be made to the West Hants Ground Search & Rescue, P.O. Box 654, Windsor, NS ~ B0N 2T0. Add your condolences, click on “Guestbook/Share” at, www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com

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