Aug. 5, 1935 – Mar. 21, 2014
On March 21 2014, Les passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Having been diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and given only months to live, Les stubbornly beat the odds to have 4 more wonderful years with his family and friends.
Les will be forever remembered, loved and sadly missed by his son Don Horton (Sherry) and his daughters Cindy Horton (Barry), Elaine Stanners (Trent), Nancy Beirnes (Chris). Les is also lovingly missed by his eight grandchildren: Amy and Garrett, Kaitlyn and Sarah, Curtis and Kassi, Hannah and Cole and his great grandson Waylon. He is survived by the mother of his children and friend, Marlene Horton and his sister Sylvia Lawrence (Tom) as well as a wide circle of extended family and friends.
Les was Alberta born and bred. He worked as a master sheet metal mechanic most of his life, until semi-retiring at 60 on his farm near Rimbey. Les was quick to laugh, had a big heart and a gruff but good natured demeanor. He enjoyed time over drinks with friends and family. He loved magic tricks, music and enjoyed entertaining family and friends with songs and a new puzzle or trick. Les will be missed and fondly remembered.
A celebration of life will be held from Wilson’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium in Rimbey, Alberta on Friday April 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM with Reverend Deborah Laing officiating.
If friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
serving Central Alberta with locations in Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of the arrangements.
Phone: (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366
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