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Obituary for John (Scotty) Horn

Obituary for John (Scotty) Horn
It is with a heavy heart that we had to say goodbye to our dad, grandfather, uncle and friend, John (Scotty) Horn.
It is with a heavy heart that we had to say goodbye to our dad, grandfather, uncle and friend, John (Scotty) Horn.

Obituary for John (Scotty) Horn

By Eden’s Funeral Home
By Eden’s Funeral Home
January 21, 2021
January 21, 2021

Scotty passed away peacefully in the company of his family on Jan. 9, 2021, at Vista Village in Pincher Creek, at the age of 88, after a long battle with cancer.

Scotty was born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, on Dec. 1, 1932, to Robert and Mildred Horn (MacFarlane). At an early age he showed a keen interest in working with anything mechanical. Growing up in Crail, Scotland, he frequented the local garage and helped fix anything that came along, often staying out late enough that his mom had to fetch him home.

His keen interest in mechanics and a yearning to travel led Scotty to take the long boat ride from Liverpool, England, arriving in Quebec on Aug. 5, 1953. Wanting to see the mountains, he hopped the train straightaway to Calgary, where he settled in.

He started his 41-year career with Otis Elevator as a mechanic and then supervisor, retiring in 1995. Upon retirement he moved to Cowley to be closer to his family, and those years were anything but slow as he became the neighbourhood jack of all trades, “go-to guy.”

Scotty enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, tinkering with small engines, early morning coffees with his friends and travelling.

He will be forever remembered for his endless jokes, detailed stories and enjoying a wee nip with friends.

Scotty is survived by his daughter, Sheona (Terry) Bonertz and grandkids Amy, Alissa (Morgan) and Dalton; son Robert (Karen) Horn, grandkids Jordan (Bri), Nicholas (Amanda), Justin and two great-grandchildren; niece Jennifer Pierotti, great-niece Marie-Charlotte (Stephen) Pierotti and great-great-nephew Ashton; nephew Macrae (Karen) Robertson, great-nephews Callum, Daniel and great-niece Claire.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother Andrew McRae Horn, sister Catherine Anne Robertson (Horn), brother-in-law Anthony Philip (Bill) Robertson and nephew Michel Pierotti.

A huge thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Pincher Creek hospital and staff at Vista Village for the wonderful care he received.

Due to Covid restrictions, no service will be held at this time.

Condolences may be sent through www.edensfuneralhome.com.

 

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home

403-627-3131     www.edensfuneralhome.com

 

 

Scotty passed away peacefully in the company of his family on Jan. 9, 2021, at Vista Village in Pincher Creek, at the age of 88, after a long battle with cancer.

Scotty was born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, on Dec. 1, 1932, to Robert and Mildred Horn (MacFarlane). At an early age he showed a keen interest in working with anything mechanical. Growing up in Crail, Scotland, he frequented the local garage and helped fix anything that came along, often staying out late enough that his mom had to fetch him home.

His keen interest in mechanics and a yearning to travel led Scotty to take the long boat ride from Liverpool, England, arriving in Quebec on Aug. 5, 1953. Wanting to see the mountains, he hopped the train straightaway to Calgary, where he settled in.

He started his 41-year career with Otis Elevator as a mechanic and then supervisor, retiring in 1995. Upon retirement he moved to Cowley to be closer to his family, and those years were anything but slow as he became the neighbourhood jack of all trades, “go-to guy.”

Scotty enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, tinkering with small engines, early morning coffees with his friends and travelling.

He will be forever remembered for his endless jokes, detailed stories and enjoying a wee nip with friends.

Scotty is survived by his daughter, Sheona (Terry) Bonertz and grandkids Amy, Alissa (Morgan) and Dalton; son Robert (Karen) Horn, grandkids Jordan (Bri), Nicholas (Amanda), Justin and two great-grandchildren; niece Jennifer Pierotti, great-niece Marie-Charlotte (Stephen) Pierotti and great-great-nephew Ashton; nephew Macrae (Karen) Robertson, great-nephews Callum, Daniel and great-niece Claire.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother Andrew McRae Horn, sister Catherine Anne Robertson (Horn), brother-in-law Anthony Philip (Bill) Robertson and nephew Michel Pierotti.

A huge thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Pincher Creek hospital and staff at Vista Village for the wonderful care he received.

Due to Covid restrictions, no service will be held at this time.

Condolences may be sent through www.edensfuneralhome.com.

 

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home

403-627-3131     www.edensfuneralhome.com

 

 

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