Lionel Jeffrey Horton
August 21, 1975 – February 21, 2021
Giiwedingaabaw (Standing in the North) Caribou Clan of Rainy River First Nations
Lionel’s family announces his sudden passing on February 21, 2021. He was born on August 21, 1975 in Emo, Ontario. Lionel is predeceased by his grandparents James and Imelda Horton, Lucyna Dimmock and Ernest Dimmock, father Delbert Horton and mother Susan Horton. He is survived by his children Kirsten Horton, Mikinaak Kelly, Payton Horton (Woden Bateman) and Atlas-Lauryn Copenace Horton, mother Laura Horton, sister; Tracy Oshie-Horton, brother Jeremy Horton, his long-time partner Rachel Copenace and many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. As a child Lionel enjoyed playing hockey, baseball and golfing with his Dad. He enjoyed many summers camping on the lake with his family as well as fishing and swimming and in later years he would take his children boating and fishing. Many people will also remember that he was mischievous and liked to take part in pranks. Throughout his life he was led by curiosity and tested boundaries which led to experiences that we still tell stories about. Lionel was always very handy and liked to work with his hands and in the outdoors. He spent several years working as a Water Treatment Operator which he enjoyed and he was well suited to the technical and academic challenges. He worked in the mining industry at the New Gold mine and at Detour mine in Cochrane. Around home he was a handyman and he would do his own maintenance on his cars. Lionel was very proud of all of his children and loved them immensely. He took great pleasure in cooking and caring for them and he made terrific apple pies which all of his family enjoyed. Being a father was an important part of his life that he treasured. We will miss Lionel and the joy and laughter that he could bring. We have so many memories that are cherished and will be in our thoughts each day as with the love that we have for him.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Traditional Funeral Ceremony
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Lionel Jeffrey Horton
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Rhonda Mae Johnson
February 23, 2021
It is with great sadness that I wish to extend my condolences to the respected family on the sudden passing of your loved one, and my friend Lionel Jeffrey Horton.
I have known Lionel for many years throughout adolescence into adulthood, from school, athletics such as hockey and baseball, and as dedicated members of the Ontario Native Firefighters Society in addition to being a welcomed member of the family by way of marital unification. Lionel was a supportive friend, and no doubt willing to give the shirt off his back if it was needed. His enthusiasm for challenge and accomplishments was much to be admired as well as his spontonaiety and committment.
Lionel was a proud father and husband and always had their best interests in heart. Although hardship and struggles fell upon him at times, Lionel remained devoted to and for the love of his family.
I will miss my dearly departed friend Lionel, but I know we will one day meet again in the spirit world when it is my time to go home.
Have a safe journey my friend,