FRED HORNE

In Loving Memory of Fred Horn

(Sept 2, 1924 – Nov 26, 2014, age 90

Born in Kent England in 1924, Fred immigrated to Canada in 1954, and settled in Nanaimo in the 1990s.

Lovingly remembered by daughter Gillian Bailey (Terry) of London, Ontario; father of Martin (Lisa) of Hamilton, Ontario and grandfather of Madelaine and Miranda.

Predeceased by parents Edward and Harriet and brother Edward, of England.  He is survived by wife, Freda Joyce Yardley of Nanaimo, his step children Norma Waddington (Cal), Kirk Yardley (Gunn), and Ted Yardley (Nan).

Fred proudly served during World War 2 as a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy and he was an active member of the Burma Star Association. He had a lifelong interest in the outdoors and was a horticulturalist, avid canoeist and a long-time member of the Probus Club and the Nanaimo Paddlers. He was also a computer/techno wiz, and a lover of classical music. 

His wife Joyce described him best: “He is my friend, my mentor, my lively, kind and intelligent companion – tender keeper of my emotional wellbeing.”  They enjoyed a beautiful love story and a fulfilling marriage. 

Fred was profoundly loved and will be deeply missed by the family and friends that he cherished and enriched through his kind deeds, his rousing stories, his keen intellect, his sense of adventure and his wry humour.


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