January 4, 2024
It’s with great sadness to announce the death of Ann Horn who passed away unexpectedly on January 4, 2024. Ann Susie Horn was born in Vanderhoof, British Columbia. Her parents were Cornelius and Agnes Funk.
Predeceased by her first husband Terry Horn and daughter Sherry Horn. As well as her deceased siblings Peter and wife Marge, Jacob and wife Jessie and niece Darlene; Issac, Willie and wife Sarah, sister Mary and husband Bill.
Survived by common law partner Allan Poynter, granddaughters Alisha and Brianna. Great grand daughters Alessia and Isabella. Also survived by her sisters Wilma and husband John, and Lois and Don and numerous nieces and nephews.
She moved to Calgary in 1969 where she met her first love, Terry Horn. Ann did not drive and had ordered a cab, Terry was her cab driver and he asked her out the minute he saw her. They spent 35 years happily together and introduced their daughter Sherry Horn to the world in 1972. They loved family camping trips and would often plan weekend trips to BC to cut down wood for their fire place. Ann and Terry both had a great love for Country Western music and had hopes to go to Nashville once they had retired. Ann worked at Bow Valley Retirement Center in Calgary for over 25 years. She had such a loving heart for the elderly population and would often pride herself on helping others. Ann and Terry both retired in 2008 and bought a home in Drumheller. Terry passed away in 2009. Ann joined many community groups such as the Legion and the Red Hatter Society. She was a social butterfly who was unapologetically herself. She loved to chat with people and get to know them, often asking about their daily plans and ‘what’s for dinner tonight?’. Ann rekindled her friendship with Allan after the passing of his wife. Ann and Allan had both went through similar situations where they had lost their significant others and found great joy in keeping each other company and being there for one another. Ann and Allan got together in 2010 and they found such joy in going on day trips to the city, listening to music and talking. Allan didn’t mind driving Ann to do the shopping but he wasn’t one for going inside. He started bringing a book because he knew Annie would be inside talking to people for awhile.
Ann made multiple trips to Ontario to visit her granddaughters and was very excited to be a great grandma. She didn’t like to be called grandma because she felt as though that aged her and preferred to be called Grams. Ann was so proud of her granddaughters and was known for always talking about them. Ann was a huge Flames fan and would sit at the end of the couch yelling ‘ye ha’ every time they scored. Monday nights we knew not to call because she liked to watch her wrestling. She would always make her famous chip dip, blueberry pancakes and delicious desserts and would give people desserts for Christmas. Ann loved deeply and fiercely. She was extremely thoughtful and generous. She will be greatly missed as she was surely one of a kind. A celebration of life will be held in the spring and the date will be announced at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and stroke Foundation.