Agnes Geraldine “Gerry” Horne

Horne, Agnes Geraldine “Gerry” – A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take. Agnes Geraldine Horne, age 90, of Enfield, died peacefully at home, in the early hours of the morning of January 16, 2017. She was the wife of the late Edgar Nathan Horne, who died January 22, 1998. Gerry, as she was known, was the daughter of the late John Albert and Irene (Hartnett) Carmichael.

Surviving are her sons, Terrance Edgar (the late Valerie), Christopher Robert (Kathleen); and her daughter, Mary Ellen (Bruce) Smiley, all of Enfield.

Gerry was happiest at home with family and would tell you on a daily basis, “I am so happy here” as she sat on her deck overlooking the rippling waters of the Shubenacadie River. Gerry enjoyed cooking, old movies, dancing the “jitterbug” and listening to music from days gone by. On a lucky day she would share some of her writings with you. She often spoke with great fondness of her younger years at the family farm in Enfield, her time with aunts, uncles, and the joy of time spent at St. Patrick’s glee club in Halifax. In recent years, Gerry, also fondly known as “Gram”, “Great-Grammy” or “GG”, loved to spend time with her five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. The family will host a celebration of life on Saturday, from 1-4 p.m., at 7 Arrowhead Lane, Enfield. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider a donation to Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, Geriatric Research Department. Special thanks to Dr. Bruce Montgomery, as well as the outstanding support of the Palliative Care team and the Colchester East Hants VON.

In loving memory, we revisit an excerpt from one of her favorite poems by Mary Elizabeth Frye:

“Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,

I am the diamond glints on snow,

I am the sun on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn rain...”

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