Rose Garden Chapel

5326-48 Street, Barrhead, AB


John Hornsby

Passed away on June 24, 2020

John (Jack) Hornsby February 29, 1936 - June 24, 2020 In Memory of John (Jack) Clarence Hornsby It is with sad hearts and wonderful memories that we announce the passing of Jack Hornsby. Jack passed away peacefully at the age of 84 years of age. Jack will be forever remembered and deeply loved by his daughter Cindy (Wilf) LaValley, son Darrin (Marilyn) Hornsby, treasured grandchildren, Kim (Mike), Kerry (Courtney), Kaitlyn (Myles), Amy (Cory), Justin (Jill); great grandchildren, Daven, Blake, Hayden, Paisley, Pyper, Nate, Liam; beloved brother Larry Hornsby (of Kamloops, BC); sister-in-laws Ann Hornsby (Mayerthorpe), Diane Hornbsy (Penticton, BC); brother-in-laws William Wichuk, John Wichuk (Marilyn) Wichuk,Danny (Sandy) Wichuk; sister-in-laws Virginia Wichuk, and Carol (Wayne) Zolmer and numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his loving wife Jeannette (April 2019); his parents Frank and Ora Hornsby; mother and father in law William and Anne Wichuk; brothers Ken Hornsby and Ed Hornsby; and brother in law Allan Wichuk. Jack was a man of many interests. First and foremost Jack was a farmer who loved life on the farm with his family. He enjoyed running a mixed farming operation in Tiger Lily, Alberta. Jack excelled as an athlete. He was a Golden Glove Champion boxer who was able to take home the title. Jack also loved baseball, curling, and hockey. All of these activities kept him and Jeannette up to date with his many friends in the community as well as all of the news! He was a well known hunter and loved guiding many Americans with his guiding service on trips north of the Athabasca River. Family was everything to Jack. His family often referred to him as their “rock”as he was always there to support them in whichever way that he could. Jack loved to coach his son Darrin in both hockey and baseball. He was an avid fan of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who also share his love of sports! We know he will continue to always root for them with Jeannette from the stands in heaven. He will be sorely missed not only by his family, but also his many friends and acquaintances. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the outstanding staff of the Mayerthorpe Extendicare.


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Dave Orey

July 1, 2020

Cindy, Darrin and families:

Please accept my condolences on the recent passing of your father. I know he will be missed. I will always remember him for his booming voice and huge smile.


Dave Orey

Steve Lyster

June 27, 2020

Darrin, Cindy, & families. Sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I have great memories of dealing with Jack back in my farm equipment days. Quite a legacy as I read his obituary! Rita and I extend our sympathies to you all.

Stephanie Driessen

June 27, 2020

My condolences to Jack's family. I remember him at Tiger Lily functions, especially sport events. He was a big part of our little community.

Lori Beeson

June 26, 2020

Jack was such a great neighbour and family friend growing up. He and Jeanette hold such a special place in my heart and they will both be sorely missed. Jack was always there to lend a helping hand ❤️ He was a genuine sweetheart.