Earl Horner passed away peacefully with family by his side, in Exeter, Ontario on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, just a month before his 90th birthday. Beloved husband of Margaret (Schade) Horner for 64 years. Cherished father and father-in-law of daughter Debbie (Horner) and Dwayne Mathers of Grand Bend and proud grandpa of their three children Brent (Amanda), Blake (Alexandra) and Kyle (Natalie); and son, Brian Horner and Suzanne Mathers of Exeter and proud grandpa of their three children Justin (Sara), Brock, Drew (Hailey). Great-grandpa of Adia, Adelyn, Harrison, Keith and Emmaline. Dear brother of Wayne and Helen (Grainger) of Cold Lake, and Larry of London. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, a host of long term friends, and grand dogs Achilles, Hank, Buster. Predeceased by parents Harold and Ora (Schoch), brother Ross, sister Helen, and grand dog and best friend Duke.
Earl was the sport fan’s sport fan, and everyone’s grandpa. As far as Earl was concerned, the Leafs and Blue Jays had potential every season and a game couldn’t be missed. Countless people will remember him for always being at the local rinks or ball diamonds and cheering, whether his own children or grandchildren were playing, or anyone’s grandchildren were on the field.
Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 456 Main Street South, EXETER on Saturday, September 16th from 12:30 – 1:30 PM, where Earl’s funeral service will be held at 2 PM. Interment Exeter Cemetery.
Stream the service live or at your convenience by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation or South Huron Minor Hockey specifically to support those needing assistance with registration costs; or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.