HORNE, Neil Alistair

With sadness, we share that our dear father Neil passed away following a brief illness. He leaves to mourn his three children and their wonderful families – Geoff and Jordie and their daughter Havanna of Calgary; Chris and Kristi and their children, Sarah and Nico of Calgary; and Karen and Laurie Mroczek and their daughter Janine of Grovedale.

Neil was predeceased by the love of his life, Lucille – his wife of 53 years, and his infant grandson, David. He took great pride in the achievements of all his children and grandchildren, following their respective lives with great interest. We were so fortunate to have many years of love and support that he provided to all of us.

We are grateful for the kindness and professional support shown to Neil by the nursing staff of Unit 34 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital. We are also especially thankful for the years of care, guidance and conversation provided by Dr. Linda Pfeifer.

A funeral service will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the First United Church, 10409-100 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a donation to the Mission and Service Fund of the First United Church in Fort Saskatchewan.

Serenity Funeral Service
Fort Saskatchewan
780 998 1422

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Randy Coates

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Neil. I met Neil when he was helping to move Geoff into the University of Calgary student residence in about 1983.
Our condolences to Geoff, Chris, Karen and each of their families.
Pam & Randy

Moira Buck

Neil will be sorely missed at First United Church in Fort Saskatchewan. He was a gifted pianist and organist as well as a handbell ringer. I remember my Mom pointing out Neil striding along on a windswept sidewalk one morning many, many years ago and she told me he walked every day. I had the pleasure of helping both Neil and Lucille with their computer over the years. Neil was an incredible gentle, genteel man. Heaven has another Angel. May you be playing piano duets with my Mom, Laura-Marie.

Al Gummesen

I knew Neil for many years as a fellow congregant at First United Church and always the most pleasant and friendly person. Neil did many things after retirement, did school tours at the Edmonton Journal, volunteered at the Cross Cancer Clinic, was the organist/pianist at the church for many years and played bells for the church and filled on for the Josephburg Choral Society Bells on several occasions.

Neil will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

The angels in heaven have a very blessed addition to their realm.

Sheila Fraser

Neil was my Principal when I taught at Woodbridge Farms School. He was the most supportive and understanding principal I ever had the pleasure to teach with. As a music teacher as well as a Grade 6 teacher, I was impressed that he was always interested in the music program and provided us with beautiful brass bells for a bell choir. As well he was always helpful and involved in the Christmas concerts each year. When Neil retired from the school system and left Woodbridge Farms, he was missed very much. As a grandmother, now, myself, I know how much he would have loved his grandchildren, so I’m happy he lived to enjoy that part of life.

To Neil’s family, please accept my sincere condolences.

Sheila Fraser

Amanda Lovig Hagg

Mr. Horne was my principal at Woodbridge Farms from kindergarten (~1984) to grade six (~1990). He always wore a suit and stood at the end of the hallway by the office to greet the kids each day. I ran into him as an adult once or twice and he always remembered me and my family. He was very gentle and kind.

Darlene Duggan

My condolences to the family. Mr. Horne hired me to work in the kindergarten at Woodbridge Farms Elementary in the late 1980’s. He was very much a respected principal. Years later I ran into him at the Cross hospital where he was volunteering. It was so great to see him and reminisce…but what surprised me was after all those years he still remembered my children and their names. RIP Mr. Horne.

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