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Donald Horne

1924-2019

Donald Horne

Donald D. Horne, age 95, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019, at home. Born in Lorne Nov. 5, 1924, he was a son of John and Willena (Nichols) Horne. He was predeceased by his parents and, in 2012, by his wife Kaye (West) Horne. He attended schools in Lorne, Hopewell, Pictou and Halifax A veteran of the Second World War, he served in England and North West Europe from 1944-1946. He joined MT&T Architectural Branch and was promoted to Sales Rep, Sales Supervisor, General Sales and Marketing Manager. Later, he was appointed Manager of Cable Vision Services NS Ltd and built the first cable system in Truro. In 1973 he was appointed Buildings Project Coordinator for the new Maritime Centre, retiring in 1978. He was a life member of Telephone Pioneers of America; Gold Member of Canadian Owners and Pilots Association; member of First Presbyterian Church, Hopewell; past member of St. David’s Presbyterian Church, Halifax; Past President Halifax Armdale Kiwanis Club; past Scout Master of 3 rd Halifax Group; past member Downtown Halifax Business Association, Halifax Ad and Sales Club, Halifax Board of Trade, NS Tourist Association, North British Society and Royal Canadian Legion Br. 28. Don was active in sports, curled at the Mayflower Curling Club and Stellar Curling Club and golfed at Abercrombie Golf Club. His hobbies included flying, biking, hunting, fishing and hobby farming. He loved to travel, visiting Iceland, 11 countries in Europe, Scotland and had many great visits to Florida and Cuba. He is survived by a nephew, Wayne Ross, who was always helpful; sisters: Ramona Downe and Judy Waller. He was predeceased by sisters: Jean Ramstrom, Thelma Ross, Cliffelene Young and brother, Victor. He was a very generous donor to charity, especially children’s hospitals and camp grounds. He was honored by the Shriners Hospital, Montreal, IWK Hospital, Halifax by having a room named in his honor and the Aberdeen Health Foundation honored him with an endowment fund in his name. Other charities he supported were QEII, Dalhousie Medical Research, SPCA and Friends in Need. A special thanks to those who were so kind to Don, especially the Samples, McQuarries, Langilles, Karen Marshall and his old friend, Ron Smith of Enfield. Thank you to the VON for their support. At his request, there will be no visitation or service. A private burial will take place in Hopewell Cemetery at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Don Horne Endowment Fund for the children’s ward of the Aberdeen Hospital, c/o the Aberdeen Health Foundation or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. 


Requested Charity
Donald Horne Endowment c/o Aberdeen Health Foundation; Charity of choice