Duane Horton

Obituary of Duane Horton

Horton, Duane Leslie
Passed away on August 4, 2018 at the age of 75 at WRH Ouellette Campus, with his loving family by his side.  He leaves behind his wife Shirley (Russell) and daughter Nicole (Barclay Myers) of Burlington. Duane was the very proud grandfather to Quinn and Kahlan.  Dearest son of Theodore (2000) and Jean (1989) Horton.  Dear brother to Van (2014) and Greig (Geraldine) of Montreal. Duane is the son-in-law of Harold (2012) and Audrey Russell and will be remembered by his Sister-in-law Katherine (Dean), and brother-in-law Robert (Michelle) nieces and nephews, Paul, Kirk, Mandy, Rae-Anne, Alexander and Abigail and their families. Duane had by-pass surgery in April and struggled with his many health issues following that surgery.  He was fortunate to have many excellent doctors and outstanding care by his family doctor, Dr. Butler.  Special thanks is extended to WRH for his care during his last weeks.  Duane began his working career as a teacher but while still in training accepted an opportunity to work for Chrysler Corporation (FCA).  He began working in Windsor but spent the majority of his career in Michigan.  Duane always travelled in his work but when he joined International Operations he truly travelled the world.  Duane believed strongly in giving back to his community and enjoyed participating in many organizations to make this happen.  He loved to entertain and was never happier than when his daughter’s friends came to visit.  He enjoyed cooking and loved to share that talent.  Duane enjoyed all sports activities, travelling and boating and He and his wife enjoyed many years of boating with the Richards and Gitschlag families. Visitation will take place at Reid Funeral Home, & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday, August 10th from 6-9pm.  Funeral Service to celebrate Duane's life will be held at Essex United Church, 53 Talbot St. S., Essex on Saturday, August 11th at 11am with visitation from 10am until the time of service.  Interment to follow. If you wish, donations made to Essex United Church or Gesstwood Camp would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories and condolences online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca