John “JR” Horvath

    • John “JR” Horvath
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    • John “JR” Horvath

    We regret to advise of the death of John “JR” Horvath of Howie Center, NS on 17 April 2015 at the age of 77 years.

    John was born in New Waterford, NS.  He joined the Army in 1955 and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers until his retirement in 1963.  He twice completed United Nations tours with United Nations Emergency Force, Gaza Egypt during the period 1958 to 1959 and 1961 to 1962.

    John was a member of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping (CAVUNP) and was a Member in the MGen Lewis W. MacKenzie Chapter in Sydney, NS. He was a Past President of that Chapter and also served as Director of the Eastern Region for CAVUNP.  John was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #12, Sydney, Nova Scotia.

    Visitation will be held 23 April from 4:00 -7:00 PM at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St. Sydney. A Legion and Peacekeepers service will be held at 7:00 PM with a reception to follow at Royal Canadian Legion Branch #151 in Howie Center.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Branch 151 Legion or a charity of choice. {gdMay2018dc} [zcc]