HORNER, Ralph - Peacefully at his home, North Bay, on Thursday April 1st, 2010, at the age of 71 years. Born in Noranda, Quebec on June 20, 1938, Ralph was the dear son of the late Claude & Leta Horner. He will be fondly remembered by his son Clark “Chip“ (Martha) of Portland, Oregon, daughter Claudia of Canton, Michigan and his grandchildren Rowan & Gwilym. Ralph is also survived by, and will be sadly missed by his brother Frank (Fran) of North Bay, his nephews & nieces Kilvie, Lee, Kim Oakes, & Brad Lobret, and his numerous cousins. He will also be sadly missed by his loving friend and caregiver Monica Foisy. Ralph grew up in North Bay, attended NBCI &VS, and left as a young man to play hockey in the United States. He attended the University of Michigan on a Hockey Scholarship and went on to become a long time High School Principal as well as a Real Estate Developer in Michigan. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spent many wonderful years on Lake Temagami. A member of Berkley Lodge #536, AF&AM, Berkley, Michigan, he was also Shriner of Zem Zem Temple, Erie, Pennsylvania. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the Martyn Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon & evening from 2- 4 & 7 – 9 pm. Masonic Lodge #617 AF&AM memorial service will be held at 7:00pm. Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held in the Martyn Funeral Chapel on Friday April 9th, 2010 at 2:00pm., Rev. Jane Howe officiating. If desired donations to the Alzheimer's Society, or the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy. Online condolences may be offered at www.martynfh.com 11878959
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Fond rememberence of "Mr. Horner"
Posted by Walter Stephens, Jr. (Former Student during Principal tenure) On Thursday, July 14, 2011
I have nothing but good memories of Mr. Horner from my days at Cherry Hill.
It is only due to social media that I was able know of his passing.
His presence in the school was always felt in a way that was uplifting and nit just about discipline. I say this as one who didn't spend much time in his office but knew well how he cared for those who did.
I pray God's blessing tirades his family.
In memory of a great, great Man...
Posted by Roger Neuman (Student) On Saturday, March 5, 2011
Mr. Horner was the principal of Cherry Hill High School in Inkster, Michigan when I went there in the 1980's. I don't think you'd be able to find one single student of his that would have a bad word to say about him - and this says a lot. As a principal, he was truly a "larger than life" figure - a great leader and a caring man both in and out of the office. The world is a darker place without him. He can rest in peace knowing that he made his mark on the world & truly made a difference!
Posted by Lorna Genereaux (need Edwards) (Long time friend) On Tuesday, April 13, 2010
To Kilvie Sr. and family,I was saddened to hear of Ralph's passing. I remember the days of hockey with the NBCI&VS team and the friendship my parents shared with your parents and the hockey road trips as well as working with your mother at the Ontario Hospital. I remember Ralph always wore his dark curly hair with one big curl on his forehead. Those were the days. Please extend my best to his family.
Posted by Don Sutherland (''Old'' friend of family) On Monday, April 12, 2010
Please express our condolences to brother Kilvie (Sr.) and the family of Ralph Horner. When I was growing up Ralph was a role model for me. He always made the younger guys' feel important and included. I fondly remember the games of 'shinny' that we had at McIntyre Street School /w Ralph and brother Kilvie and following his progress thru minor hockey and then, in football and hockey /w 'The Trojans' under Major Leo Troy. He was a great guy.
Posted by Gail Thomson O''Connor (acquaintance) On Saturday, April 10, 2010
Ralph was an elementary school classmate of mine from Grades 3 to 6. Reading of his life's achievements, I am delighted to know he accomplished so much.Special thoughts and condolences to Ralph's family.