Gwendolyn May Hornsby

Passed 03/18/2018

Obituary for Gwendolyn May Hornsby

96, of Halifax. Gwen died peacefully on March 18, 2018 at Whitehills Long Term Care Centre with family at her side. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Gwen was born in Halifax to Plessa and John Osborne. She often spoke of her happy childhood. Gwen was a great swimmer and walker, a good cook, and an excellent baker. She married the love of her life, Jack Hornsby, and together they created a loving home and raised two children, Debra and Donald. Gwen and Jack were devoted parishioners of St. James Anglican Church, avid bridge players, and enjoyed summers spent with family at Prospect Bay. Gwen worked at the Halifax Herald, and after retirement, she and Jack spent many happy winters in Florida. Gwen will be remembered for her always present smile, and above all for the kindness she showed to everyone she met. Survived by her son Donald (Cheryl) and daughter Debra (Kevin), grandchildren Danny (Courtenay), Nicky (Jen), Zachary (Amber), and Colin and great-grandchildren Adelaide, Dallas, Brooklyn, and Kayden.Predeceased by her husband Jack and her siblings Bernie, Dorothy, John, Marjorie, Robert, and Plessa. A funeral service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Armdale at 2 pm on Thursday, March 22. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. James Anglican Church.

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Deb, Donald: I adored your mother and was deeply saddened to learn of passing. She was the last survivor of her generation of the Osborne family,and that stirs some wonderful memories of weekends at the Camp on Prospect Bay and Christmases in Halifax. Please accept my deep sympathies. Bob Publicover, Waterloo Ontario
- Bob Publicover
Thinking of Gwen's family at this sad time. Gwen was a great lady who lived across from us for many years. I will miss our conversations and spending time with her. Thoughts and prayers sent your way.
- Olivia Baxendale
Donnie & Family: My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Doug Baker
- Douglas A. Baker
Wendy and I would like to extend our condolences to all Gwen's family. Gwen was so welcoming to us when we joined St. James Parish all those years ago. It was a pleasure getting to know your parents during our time serving there. May you be comforted by supportive friends and lovely memories. - The Rev. Canon Rod & Wendy Gillis.
- Rev.Rod Gillis
Dear Donnie and Cherly and Family, So sorry to hear of Gwen's passing. Even though we did not know Gwen well, it was easy to see the joy she felt while being with her family. Our thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.
- Paula and Chris
So sorry for your lost. She will live forever in your heart. Memories are one of life precious gifts. Thinking of you and your family at this time. Be strong. Lisa
- Lisa Lovett
Donald so sorry to read of your mom’s passing - she was always so sweet. I remember her wonderful spice cake she was so kind to teach me to make. Heather Donald
- Heather Donald
Thinking of you at this sad time. Larry and Sharron Carpenter
- Larry Carpenter

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