Born Nov. 2, 1920, passed away into the arms of our Lord. Captain George Ralph William Horton, on May 23 in Williams Lake, formerly a resident of Chilliwack. His loving wife Grace Orma predeceased George in April 1977 in Chilliwack.
His four children, Ralph Willima Horton of Clearwater, BC; Jillian Orma Horton (Wayne) of Chilliwack; Georgina Elsie Reimer (Alvah) of Williams Lake; and Joyce Lorraine Anderson of Chilliwack, will lovingly remember George. His 13 grandchildren and his two great-grandsons will also lovingly remember George.
George was formerly a Naval Officer during the Second World War and a well-known and respected Master Mariner on the BC coast.
During his retirement years he enjoyed living in a log cabin on Fox Mountain in Williams Lake, with his faithful dog, Princess, and his ham radio hobby which he enjoyed until he lost his eyesight in the last few years.
He was known as VE7 DNM for his ham radio buddies. He also enjoyed visiting with his nine grandchildren who lived nearby on the same property.
George was a very loved husband and father, and will be greatly missed by his family.
A private memorial was held at home by his children.