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HORN – Andrew McRae

April 24,1938 – March 12, 2010

Andrew McRae Horn passed away peacefully at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in the late afternoon of Friday, March 12 at the age of 71. He was better known to his many friends as Scotty – so named from his birthplace of Dunfermline, Fife in Scotland.
Scotty was predeceased by his parents Robert and Mildred Horn (MacFarlane) and his sister Catherine Robertson. He is survived by his brother John of Cowley, AB; sister in law Evelyn of Pincher Creek, AB; niece Sheona (Terry Bonertz) and their children Amy, Alissa and Dalton of Twin Butte, AB; nephew Robert of Pincher Creek; brother in law, Anthony Philip (Bill) Robertson of Upminster, Essex, England; niece Jennifer (Michel Pierotti) of Paris, France and their daughter Marie-Charlotte; and nephew Macrae (Mac) Robertson (wife Karen) of Colchester (England).
Scotty was a great storyteller and many will have listened to him spin a yarn from his full life as a cowboy, traveler and friend.
Scotty began to gather stories, adventures and friends during his early years in Crail, Scotland where his parents, owned a hotel and pub and he would ‘run off’ with the fisherman going out for the day. At the age of 16, Scotty set off from his homeland to begin his life as a Cowboy in the Australian outback. He immigrated to Canada as a young man in his early 20’s and then returned to Australia for several years before calling the foothills ranch country of Alberta his home.
Scotty’s stories covered his experiences in the Australian desert, at Otis Elevator (building the Calgary Tower), shoeing horses, leading trail rides in the Rockies’, looking after Polo ponies in the US and cowboying for several ranches in BC and Alberta, where he finally found his home for the last fourteen years at The Big Loop Cattle Co. in Longview, Alberta.
Scotty’s first love was horses and riding the range, but he also loved adventure and travel, raising a glass with friends while sharing tales of his many experiences and his beautiful leather braiding can be found all over this country and several others.
Scotty has given all of us many memories, much laughter and love. We will miss him.

A celebration of Scotty’s life will be held on his birthday, April 24, 2010 at the Longview Community Hall (main street) at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433, Black Diamond Oilfields Hospital 717 Government Road, Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 Telephone: 403-933-2222, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Scotty Horn, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. John B. Horn :

    Rest in peace brother. You will be sadly missed but always remembered, and never forgotten.
    Your loving brother IAN (John)

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  2. Jan and Garry Scott :

    My deepest sympathies go out to my sister Ricia, her husband Marlin and two children Marlaina and Shane. I know Scotty was family to them and that he shared in and enjoyed oh so many happy times and occasions with them as a family. They have been a part of Scotty’s life all these years and more recently constantly by his side throughout his battle with cancer.

    We have heard many stories about Scotty over the years and although I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting him, I’ve always felt that I knew him and looked forward to the day that I too would get to meet him as others in my family have. Sadly, I am too late.

    Our Mother Laura who also knew Scotty from visits at the ranch and a few shared Christmases asked me to express sympathies on her behalf as well.

    To Scotty…we hope he is at rest and will suffer no more.
    We know he will be greatly missed.

    Love and hugz
    Jan and Garry Scott

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  3. Feel good when somebody Misses you. Feel better when somebody Loves you. But feel best when somebody Never Forgets you.
    May he stay in peace.

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  4. Evelyn Carter :

    John and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss of your loved one. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. Please know God is with you and that your brother, and uncle, is no longer suffering. He is in a much better place.

    God’s blessing for each of you.

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  5. Jim & Ruth Quinn :

    To Scotty’s family and many friends
    Our condolences to you during this difficult time.
    Scotty and Jim’s friendship started going back to the 1950s when Scotty first came to Banff and started working for Brewsters. And, Yes their stories continue on and will forever.

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  6. Anne O'Sullivan :

    My deepest condolences to Scotty’s family and to my sister Ricia and husband Marlin and niece Marlaina and nephew Shane. I echo my sister Jan’s message posted March 14th as she has expressed all that I can say. Scotty by all accounts will be remembered as a legend in his time with a story of his own.
    Rest in peace Scotty and peace to all that remain to remember his life.

    Anne O’Sullivan
    Halifax, NS

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  7. graham and claire ann mcadam :

    My dear wife Claire Ann and I met Scotty twice in 2003 and 2005 while we visited his friend Jim and Joanne Scott. We had such a good time in his company and we will miss him so much.
    He gave us a lasso which we have hanging on our stairway it means so much to even more so now.
    God bless Scotty.
    You were one and a million to us,
    Graham and Claire ann Mcadam

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