Emdon "Skip" Maurice Horton

Passed 02/17/2019

Obituary for Emdon "Skip" Maurice Horton

Horton, Emdon Maurice “Skip”
Age 78 of Williamswood, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 17,2019 surrounded by his loving family after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Halifax NS, he was the son of the late E.C. Horton (Shorty) and Cora (Trueman) Horton. He was the last surviving member of the immediate family. Once Skip retired from Eastlink he found more time to hunt and fish. Skip was most often found out in the garage where friends gathered or at the ball field.
Skip will be missed by his good friend Clyde Gray who spent many years hunting and fishing at the lake, and long time friend Billy Smith.
Survived by his wife of 57 years, Vivian (Smith). Daughters, Janet (Tony) Cox, Quispamsis NB, Kimberley, Rothesay, NB, and Son Stephen (Genine), Sambro, NS. Four Grandsons: Mason, Chris, Connor and Zachary. Predeceased by grandchildren Caleb and Hope Horton and brother Bob Horton.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the QEII 8.2, Closing The Gap Home Care, VON and the palliative care team for all the support Skip received at home, where he wanted to be.
A celebration of Skip’s life will take place at St. James United Church, Sambro NS, on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 2pm, reception to follow in church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James United Church 3811 Old Sambro Rd. Sambro, NS B3V 1G2 or to the Canadian Red Cross.
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Dear Vivian & Family, My sincere condolence to you. Skip made a positive difference in my teaching career by giving me my first teaching position in Sambro and for that I will be forever grateful. Know that he will be forever remembered as a man of action who served his community well. May you have peace of mind and find comfort in each other. Blessings to family & friends, Marshie ( Henneberry) Single
- Marshie
Vivian so sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish the memories.
- Olga Meagher
Vivian and Family-My sincere condolences to you all. Even though I have not had any contact with Skippy during the past several years, I will remember him as my friend when we were young teenagers. May he rest in peace. - Carol Richardson
- Carol Richardson
Vivan .Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.Jocelyn Field
- Jocelyn Field
Dear Janet & Family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Treasure the memories! Take care, Darlene & Dave
- Darlene & Dave
So sorry Vivian and family for your loss. We know that Skip was a great man and made many contributions to the community of Sambro. He will surely be missed. Rick and Gail Smith Sambro Head
- Gail Smith
Vivian and family, your loss cuts deep. Our deepest condolences to you and Skips entire family. Skip will certainly be missed by so many. RIP, Skippy.
- Ron and Jean
Vivan and Family , I worked with Skip at Dept. Transportation. He was a good colleague and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Wayne and Sarah Shea
- Wayne Shea
Janet and Family, What a life you have to celebrate! We did not have the privilege of meeting Skip but he certainly sounded like a “Giant” of a man. Treasure your memories and know he will always be with you. Love and Hugs ❤️ Andrea & Mark
- Andrea & Mark
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort at this sad time. Love Trevor and Donna
- Donna Ennis
Vivian and family, please accept our heartfelt condolences. Skip was a wonderful person and will truly be missed. May he rest in peace. Peggy and Leo.
- Peggy Tough
Vivian & Family, please accept our condolences on Skip's death. I remember when he used to come have tea with Mom whenever he was in Sydney, back in the day. He was very kind to a little cousin who thought he was a wonderful man. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Trishe (Miller) & Jimmie Willis
- Trishe Willis
Missing you so much. You will be forever in my heart and in my thoughts. Love you Pops. You rest easy and watch over Mom which I know you are doing !! xoxo Kimberley
- Kimberley Horton
Sending our condolences to Skip's family. Farewell to the wonderful man who brought baseball to Sambro - Skip set the bar pretty high for community service and friendship and he was so deserving of the Sambro Spirit Award he received just 2 short years ago. He was always there and will be deeply missed by so very many. Joyce & Bob
- Joyce Henneberry
Dad Remembering you is easy, I do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. Miss and Love You Always, Janet
- Janet Horton-Cox

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