June Evangeline Anne Horton Fund joins our Family of Funds

February 10, 2017 posted in Donor Stories, News

New Fund celebrates woman who pursued her passions through all of life’s difficulties

June Evangeline Anne Horton (nee Ernest) was born in Surrey, England in 1924. As a child she survived yellow fever, jaundice and cerebral meningitis. While working at a publishing house in London, England, she met Edwin Horton, a Canadian soldier in the Signal Corps. Their courtship spanned the war years with many leaves spent on Ted’s motorcycle. They married in 1946 and June set sail for Canada as a War Bride. It would be 22 years before she saw England again. She began married life on a farm outside Glanworth, Ontario. Together, June and Edwin raised a family of nine children, made more difficult by losing their house to a fire in 1966 and the untimely death of Edwin in 1973. Mom continued on as a single parent, until her children were grown and started families of their own. She volunteered for many years at the Dearness Home, she reported local items for the Lambeth News and was a prolific correspondent who maintained friendships for over 70 years. She was an avid reader, gardener and nature lover. She was passionate about ballet, loved a glass of wine and a good laugh. She made a home for a succession of cherished dogs, often strays. Always active, she continued to swim up until her last summer. She passed on to her children and grandchildren, the love of learning and reading.  In her later years, while on a minimum pension, she could not turn down a request for donations, no matter the cause.  She gave what she could to the SPCA, Men’s Mission, World Wildlife, MS Society – you name it, she would write a cheque.  To carry on her giving nature, this fund is established with money from the sale of her family home and endowments will be made, in her name, to some of those same charitable organizations. Donations are always welcomed to this Fund.

The June Evangeline Anne Horton Fund was established to grant forever in the areas of ballet, animal welfare and kidney disease.
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