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John Frederick William Horner

September 16, 1928 ~ December 28, 2017 (age 89)
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A DEAR TO MY HEART was sent on January 13, 2018

For my dear, sweet brother, John. Rest in peace with Norma,, at last together again. My deepest love is with you both forever.... Nan

Message from Jenny Tiala
January 12, 2018 3:51 PM

I am one of John’s nieces in the UK. I didn’t really get to know him until I was in my 20s. He and Norma were like parents to me when in the early 80s I married an American and we were living nearby in the Bay Area. In latter years we kept in touch by email or occasional chatting on the phone. He never let a Christmas go by without sending a card with $50. He was a lovely and generous hearted man and I will miss him as will many others whose lives he brightened.
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A candle was lit by Carol Pom-Arleau on January 11, 2018 9:09 PM
Message from lois conklin
January 11, 2018 8:44 AM

Thank you for letting us know about John. I was a friend of his and met at several Autoharp Gatherings in the Northwest. I so enjoyed talking with him and playing Autoharp together. He gave me his Blues/Coffee song and I still have it. My love to all of you in your loss of a fine man.
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A candle was lit by Lois Conklin. Autoharp friend on January 11, 2018 8:41 AM
Message from Geoff and Sue Horner
January 9, 2018 12:41 PM

John was my Uncle, the younger brother of my late father Robert Horner. We are the English part of John’s family but ’Uncle John’ was ever in our thoughts and like distant relatives with limited contact we liked to know that he was safe and well. He kept in contact most notably at Christmas where he always sent a card and a gift as he did reliably every single year since I was a young boy over sixty years ago. His gifts were always exciting and unusual being from America such as a diesel engine aeroplane and a big working tin toy crane which I still have in its original box as a cherished possession from childhood. I remember, as we always lived close by, we used to visit my grandparents Horace and Alice Horner often at the old family home in South London and one of the delights was going into their huge old shed to sort through all the interesting things Uncle John had left behind when he left home to go to America.

Although there were e-mails and phone calls l only met Uncle John twice when he came to England around 1960 and then in 1970 when I was eighteen but he remained in my thoughts as the senior member of the Horner family. Uncle John was very close to my father, Robert who always told me he hoped to one day to be reunited with his mother Alice. I hope that Uncle John, Robert, Alice and Horace have been reunited as they may have wished.

With love and condolences Geoff Horner and wife Susan Horner. South London England.
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