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Born: Feb 15, 1936

Date of Passing: Sep 19, 2020

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February 15, 1936 - September 19, 2020

Horace died peacefully at the end of an active and fulfilling life.
Born in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, he came to Canada in 1959. He taught at Red River College for 22 years, then enjoyed travelling with his wife Lisa in their retirement.
Husband, father, grandfather, brother, cricketer, golfer, photographer, teacher, jazz aficionado, Bombers fan, Knight of Columbus, man of faith and so much more, he leaves behind wife Lisa, children, Leslie (Matt) and Brian, granddaughter Evelyne, brothers, Patrick and Rodney, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Olga (Cortes) and Ambrose, sisters, Victoria and Cynthia, and half-sisters, Dorothy and Carmen.
On Horace's behalf, his family expresses gratitude to all the home care workers who cared for him. Thanks also to everyone at Seine River Retirement Residence, CancerCare Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital Palliative Care, Riverview Health Centre and Grace Hospice.
A private service will be held, due to health precautions.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or a charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 24, 2020

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Horace was a real gentleman. He was a very polite, pleasant and helpful person, who helped out with many community events. One of my most memorable times working along with Horace was when he volunteered to take photos at a community organized fashion show. Another was when he volunteered to be a camera operator on my show, "Transitions" on Shaw TV, Channel 9. I missed having his patient, attentive nature among the show's volunteer crew. I extend my sincere condolences to Horace's family, who had the pleasure of his presence for so many years. - Posted by: Antoinette Zloty (Family Friend) on: Sep 30, 2020

  • Horace will be sorely missed. I had the pleasure of working with him at RRC. My wife and I also had the chance to golf with him at the college tournament. We always enjoyed his company. Gone too soon! - Posted by: Bryan Crandell (former colleague) on: Sep 30, 2020

  • Condolences to the family. Horace will surely be missed. Always there for the pancake breakfast at Christ the King. Always smiling. He was friends with my brother Nabih Tomy from San Fernando. - Posted by: Inez Rowson/Sally Slack- Tomy’s from San Fernando Trinidad (Friends) on: Sep 27, 2020

  • Dear Leslie and Family, Lorne and I want to express our sincere sympathy on the recent passing of your father. We both understand the difficulty of such a loss on family and friends. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Brenda and Lorne Barske (Former Teachers of Leslie) on: Sep 27, 2020

  • Horace was a fine man and I always enjoyed chatting with him at work, having a coffee. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Horace. - Posted by: Elizabeth A. Omeniuk (colleague and friend) on: Sep 24, 2020

  • Leslie, so sorry to learn of the loss of your father. Courage. D'une colleague et amie de travail d'Emplois Manitoba. - Posted by: Ginette Perrin (Friend of Leslie) on: Sep 24, 2020

  • Horace was one of the kindest people I knew. He was extremely helpful and dedicated...a true gentleman. - Posted by: Jeanne Downing (Colleague) on: Sep 24, 2020

  • Horace was a true gentleman. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Donna Finkleman (Former colleague) on: Sep 24, 2020

  • Lisa and family I am so sorry to hear of Horace's passing. He is going on to the next stage of his life which will be forever in the presence of his God and Savior. He was a man of faith and always full of generosity. - Posted by: Mary Barrett (friend) on: Sep 24, 2020

  • Met Horace years ago. Enjoyed golfing with him. A real sincere and nice guy. Hit them straight Horace... - Posted by: Jim Raftis (Friend) on: Sep 24, 2020

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