Major, The Reverend Sidney Gordon "Padre Sid" Horne, CD (Ret'd)

    • Major, The Reverend Sidney Gordon "Padre Sid" Horne, CD (Ret'd)
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    • Major, The Reverend Sidney Gordon "Padre Sid" Horne, CD (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise of the death of Major, The Reverend Sidney Gordon "Padre Sid" Horne, CD (Ret'd), peacefully at his residence in Trenton ON  on Sunday 2 July 2017 in his 93rd year. Padre Sid will be remembered by many Sappers as the Protestant Padre at Camp Chilliwack (1962-67). He told a friend that he loved his time with the Engineers and wanted to be carried to his final resting place while "Wings" was being played.

    Padre Sid Horne was a graduate of the College of St. Chad's 1951 and was ordained into the Anglican Church of Canada. He celebrated his 60th year of Ordination in 2011 and received an Honourary Doctorate of Divinity in May 2012. Padre Sid spent a total of 32.5 years as a Military Chaplain, including six months in the Middle East as a Chaplain to the Canadian Contingent of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Egypt.

    Padre Sid was honoured in 1995 by being made Honourary Chaplain of Canadian Forces Base Trenton. As well, he was an Honourary Assistant at St. George's Anglican Church Trenton since 1971, former Chaplain to the Royal Canadian Legion area branches, 413 Wing Association, Hastings Prince Edward Regimental Association, and was the first Chaplain to the National Canadian Air Force Association.

    After retirement from the Military Chaplaincy Padre Sid served from 1987 - 1994 as Parish Priest to the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte . The Chief Band Council honoured him by making him an Honourary Chaplain, inducted into the Mohawk Tribe, and given the name "RA WEN NEN HA WE" , that means "The Carrier of the Word". The late Bob Campney, former Mayor of Quinte West, referred to Sid as "Everyone's Padre". His kindness and support of others earned him the Ontario's Senior Citizen of the Year award in 2008. He was also a Life Member of the Masonic Lodge (66 years) and was provided with a personal letter of congratulations from the Prime Minister of Canada honouring his work in the church and the community.

    The family will receive friends at the Weaver Life Centre, 29 Bay Street, Trenton on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 from 2-5 & 7-9 pm. A Masonic Service will be held at the funeral home on 18 July at 6:15 pm, followed by a Legion Memorial Service at 6:45 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at Christ Church Royal Chapel, 52 South Church Lane, Deseronto on 19 July at 1:30 pm. Private family Inurnment at St. George's Cemetery Trenton. Donations to the Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated by the family in his memory. Online guest book and condolences at www.weaverfunerahomes.com {khJul17}