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HORTON, Robert

January 24, 1921 – January 6, 2012

Robert (Bob) Horton passed away peacefully at the Chinook Hospice on Friday, January 6, 2012, at the age of 90 years. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Anne Cunningham; son Rick (Carol) Horton, both of Calgary; brother Jim (Evelyn) Horton of Winnipeg; grandchildren Sean (Frances Powell) Cunningham of Los Angeles, Erin Cunningham, Marnie Cunningham (Shawn Newell), Sam Horton, Jake Horton; and great-grandchildren: Louella and Sheperd, all of Calgary. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Joyce, in 2004. Bob was a much-admired elementary school principal in Calgary until his retirement in 1981. He made the most of his retirement, enjoying fishing, canoeing, gardening, travelling, photography, wine making and pottery. He liked to mix different compounds to make a variety of glazes for his clay pots, putting his experience as a chemist during the war to good use. Throughout his life, Bob sang in choirs and he was an active member, until mid-November, of the Calgary Music Makers Choir, as well as the Living Spirit Church Choir.

Friends and family are invited to share in a celebration Bob’s life, at Living Spirit United Church, 629 – 49th Ave. SW in Calgary, on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11:00 am. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made directly in his name to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200, 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 telephone 1-800-661-2262. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Robert Horton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Bonnie Rothwell :

    I believe Robert Horton to be the same “Mr. Horton” that was one of my teachers at Colonel Walker Jr. High School back in the 1950’s, along with Mr. Fred Parker. If so, I wish to tell you what an important influence these teachers were to us kids from ‘the other side of the tracks’. We felt valued and worthy and many went on to be honor students and successful in life. I remember Mr. Horton especially for leading a girls choir that I was in. I really couldn’t sing well, but all of us were included, and did a pretty good job.
    A perons lives through the memories of others, and especially in the influence on others live. In this way, Mr. Horton will live on for a long time.
    Bonnie Rothwell

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