Leonard Horn

Obituary of Leonard Nelson Horn

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leonard “Len” Horn at the Betel Personal Care Home at the age of 88 years. Len is lovingly missed by his wife Shirley of 68 years; his son Larry; daughter Linda; six grandchildren Shana (Curt), Nathan (Tracy), Sarah (Ted), Jaime (Justin), Lena (Alex) and Kaleb; great grandchildren Kellen, Aidan, Braden, Sawyer, Nicholaus, Katerina, Jackson, Daria, Jacob and Meelah; sister-in-law Nora Knox; and nephews Bob (Liz) and Walt (Susan). He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Margaret. Born in Winnipeg and was an only child. He spent the first five years of his life with his mom as his dad was off to war. Times were tough but Len was the apple of their eyes. Len liked lots of attention when he was small. He was full of mischief and spent his time playing tricks on them, making jokes, making inventions and whatever his mind could makeup. Len made numerous friends throughout his life and one particularly special bond he formed was with Sandy Mathews. Len mentored him to help him in the Electrical Trade. They worked many years together. After spending a few years at Chemalloy outside of Lac du Bonnet, he had a new opportunity to work at A.E.C.L. in Pinawa. This gave his family some stability in life when he became the Electrical Foreman there for many years. Len dedicated his spare time and energy giving back to the community. He sometimes was flooding the ice rinks in -40 degrees weather at nighttime so the rinks would be ready for hockey and figure skating. He coached minor hockey and was a referee for all levels of hockey. He preferred to referee the Pinawa Panther’s games. He also volunteered for the Pinawa Fire Department and was trained as a first responder and ambulance driver. He was the clown at the Pinawa parade for many years. Len and Shirley both had a passion for Square Dancing. They loved going to different jamborees as well as weekly get togethers. They loved to travel and several times, they would go on family camping trips. They camped with their children every summer. Rushing River, Blue Lake and many more places to name a few. The family also went on longer camping trips travelling both to the east and west coasts and all through the United States. Len loved to water ski in Lac du Bonnet. He was always a bit of a dare devil. He liked to ski on his bare feet and also on his elbows. As well, he loved scuba diving and went for a dive in Lake Superior where a ship had sunk. He brought back some treasures of plates and spikes. Once their children moved around with their own families, Len and Shirley decided to move closer to them. They eventually landed in Lockport and later moved to a nursing home in Selkirk due to dementia. Our deepest gratitude to the staff of Betel Personal Care Home and Dr. Brown for their exceptional care. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Len’s name, at a charity of your choice.
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