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HORNER, Gwenyth Ann

December 31, 1938 – Ottawa, ON
October 18, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Gwen passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on October 18, 2013. Gwen left us quickly and unexpectedly, but doing what she does best: bringing the family together. Beloved Gwen will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humour, her kindness, and her ability to see the best in people.

Gwen is survived by the love of her life, her husband R. Byron Horner of Calgary, AB; children Janet Carswell and her husband Geoff Gagan of North Vancouver, BC, Andrew Carswell and his wife Sara Rose-Carswell of Washington, DC, Elliott and his wife Kendra Horner of Calgary, AB, The Honourable Madam Justice Karen Horner and her husband Jeff Parry of Calgary, AB; grandchildren Sophia Carswell of Washington, DC, James Carswell of Washington, DC and Mats Bosinger of North Vancouver BC, Erin Parry, Anna Parry, Byron Horner, Oliver Horner, Keaton Horner all of Calgary, AB; brothers John and his wife Blazenka (Miriam) Farnsworth of Dundas, Ontario, Jim and his wife Carrie Farnsworth of Coldwater, Ontario and sister Nancy and her husband Allen Ostergar of Provo, Utah.

Gwen was lovingly raised and predeceased by parents Ruth and Harry Farnsworth.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday October 21, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Gwenyth Horner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Roland and Valerie Priddle :

    Dear Byron and other family members:
    We were deeply saddened to learn of Gwen’s death. We have fine memories of times together with Gwen and you in the 1990s and of course knew of your long and happy shared retirement.
    Please accept this expression of our sincere sympathy. Valerie and Roland

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  2. maureen and tim bancroft :

    What a shock to hear of Gwen’s passing. She was so full of vibrant youthfulness. I painted with Gwen and was so happy to sit next to her and we became painting friends…which stopped abruptly as soon as golf clubs came out! She made us always laugh. I feel so sorry for the wonderful family that will be without her now. Our thoughts are with you all and I will always remember her.

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  3. Dr. Ralph & Sheila Gurevitch :

    Dear Byron & Family
    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Gwen. We knew her at Canyon Meadows G & CC. We missed seeing her this summer.Sheila knew Gwen when they went to the same hair dresser Melanie. We hope you have fond memories during this most difficult time. She was a lovely lady.
    Sheila & Ralph Gurevitch

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