Horne, Daniel "Dan" Russell

HORNE, Daniel "Dan" Russell

1953 - 2022

Daniel R. Horne passed away on the afternoon of September 10, 2022, after what feels like both a very long and very short journey with dementia. Dan spent his last days listening to classic rock with visits from many family members.

Since the fall of 2020, Dan was lovingly cared for by the amazing staff at Teck Pioneer Residence in Kirkland Lake. It was a difficult time to be admitted into Long Term Care, but they did the best they could in accommodating all our family members many visits.

When we think about Dan, everyone agrees on what comes to mind: first is the mustache and of course, aviator sunglasses, a blue jays baseball hat, a cigar, and double denim.

Dan was born on November 21, 1953 in Sudbury to Don and Pat Horne. He graduated from Laurentian University with a bachelors of Social Work, and he worked in Child Protection Services for 35 years. Dan and Cathie lived in Sudbury, Oakville, and Kirkland Lake. Dan is pre-deceased by older brother John (1953) and father Don (1999). He is survived by mother Patricia, and brothers Eric (Yvonne), Ron (Barb), and Jason. Every story his brothers could tell about him will involve camping, hunting, beer, and baseball. Dan will be sorely missed by his wife Cathie, daughters Jessica (Jessy) and Kelsey (Scott), grandchildren Lydia and Henley, and very close family members from all the Thomas, Boal, and Horne clans.

We will remember him dancing to the Dixie Chicks in Toronto with Cathie, Jess and Kelsey, reading the Toronto Star with Lydia in his lap, taking care of every camp fire we ever had, and being the world’s best and loudest stubby judge at the family Texas Horseshoe tournaments.

In keeping with Dan's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive guests at the Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative - French Family Chapel (111 Burnside Drive, Kirkland Lake) on Thursday, September 15th, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and a memorial service will follow at 12 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Teck Pioneer Residence.

Donations can only be made by Cheque and must be payable to Teck Pioneer Residence

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26 messages received

Cathie, Kelsey and Jessica

Our deepest condolences to you and your entire family.

Levesque Family, September 12, 2022

Cathie, Jessica, Kelsey

My condolences to all of you and family R.I.P Dan

yvon joseph, September 12, 2022

Mme Horne, Kelsey and Jessica

Know that you are all in my thoughts and in my prayers during this sad time………xxxx

Line Bourque, September 12, 2022

Cathie, Jes and Kelsey

Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Jess Janssen , September 12, 2022

Kelsey & family

Sending condolences on the passing of your Dad. May he rest in peace.

Patti Connolly, September 12, 2022

Cathie and family

My condolences to Dan’s family.
I had the pleasure of working with Dan at the Englehart office. I loved that he was always calm and never got worked up. I do remember that he always went to watch the first Blue Jays game. I remember the sun glasses and the smell of his cigar. RIP Dan

Lorie Allin, September 12, 2022

Cathie and family

My deepest condolences for your loss. Praying your wonderful memories will bring you peace and comfort in the days and years to come.

Shannon Carey, September 13, 2022


Thinking of you and your girls at this sad and difficult time. Praying that God will meet your deepest needs and bring you peace that passes all understanding.

Brenda Desjardins, September 13, 2022

Cathie, Jessica, Kelsey and family

My sincere condolences to all of you. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Brenda Todd, September 13, 2022

Cathie, Jessica, and Kelsey

So very sorry for your loss.
You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Hélène and Don

Hélène and Don Studholme, September 13, 2022

Cathie and Family

We are feeling sad and very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Dan was a pillar of the Englehart office with his old port cigars. We will always remember Dan for his favourite sayings; “sounds like a plan”, “keep your stick on the ice”, “put your ducks in a row”, and another coined saying “keep your shinny side up”.
He was a mentor to many, Dan was a classic.
Our deepest sympathies
Staff of Englehart Office

Lorie Allin, September 13, 2022

The Horne Family

My deepest sympathy. I have many fond memories of Dan from work and play and will always remember him as the other guy who was on time to leave for the cabin. Thanks for the good times Dan

Shaun Jolliffe, September 13, 2022

Jessica, Kelseyville and family

Sending my deepest condolences, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Carolyn Williams, September 13, 2022

Cathie and girls

Sincere condolences in the loss Dan, cherish the memories.

Sherwin & Peggy Knight, September 13, 2022

Cathie,Jess and Kelsey

Our deepest condolences. May the memories you cherish get you through . Thinking of you.

Robin and Pierre Desjardins

Robin Whelan-Desjardins, September 13, 2022

The Horne family

We were saddened to learn of Dan’s passing. Dan was an outstanding Northerner and a friend. His work ethic was an example to all who knew him and his objective approach was appreciated by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. I am thankful for having had the pleasure of relating to Dan in the workplace.

Jim and Diane Wilson, September 13, 2022

Cathie, Kelsey and Jessica

Our deepest sympathies to all of you...there are many memories of Dan escorting Kelsey and Andrea to and from our homes during their childhood. He was always very patient and kind with the girls ❤...may all your fond memories of him help to erase the pain of dealing with the dementia over the last years ...Alison,Glenn, Eric and Andrea

Alison Whyte , September 14, 2022

Daniel Horne

Sending our deepest sympathy to you Cathie, Jessica, Kelsey and to all of your family.
Rest In Peace Dan

Stella Fortin, September 14, 2022

the Horne family

I worked at CAS alongside Dan in the 1980's. He was a joy to be around.
My thoughts are with his wife, children and families.

Yvette Groulx, September 14, 2022

Cathie and Family

I am so sorry to hear this Cathie. Sincere condolences. Remember all the good times.
Chris Acton

Chris Acton, September 14, 2022

Cathie, Jess, Kelsey

Kimberley and I are deeply saddened by Dan’s passing. We were only next door neighbour’s a short time, but Dan was always there when I needed a hand.
Rest In Peace.
Rodney &Kimberley MacDonald

Rodney MacDonald, September 14, 2022

Dan Horne

My sincere condolences to Cathie and the entire Horne family will be thinking of you at this most difficult time once again my sincere sympathy

David Milner, September 14, 2022

Cathie ,Jessica,Kelsey and Family

My deepest sympathy For your loss.So many memories .

Gail Renaud, September 15, 2022

Cathie and Family

We are very sorry to hear the news concerning Dan.Our sincere condolences during this very sad time!
Brian and Gale Hamilton

Brian and Gale Hamilton , September 15, 2022

To everyone who loved Dan

I remember working with Dan during my Wraparound position at CAS and I will never forget his presence. It was like everything was calmer when he was there, like a truly lighter energy, that had strength. My candle is lit and I wish for you all good memories in having known him.

Sally Melong, September 16, 2022

Cathy and family

Dear Cathy
I am so sorry to hear of Dans passing. I have so many fond memories of our time together in Sudbury. My prayers are with you.

Marion Roberts, September 19, 2022

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