Gwendolyn May Hornsby
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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