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Marjorie Elaine Horner

HORNER – Marjorie Elaine, 92, of Port Mouton, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
Marjorie was born in Framingham, MA to James Nathaniel Colp and Edith Marie Latham Colp both of Port Mouton. She attended Framingham public schools but spent her summers with her grandmother Laura Matilda (Demone) Latham in Port Mouton. She continued her education at Gordon College where she earned a BA in English and Theology. It was there that she met her husband, Richard Horner. They were united in marriage on May 29, 1953. After living in the USA for much of her life Marjorie came home to Port Mouton in 1984. She loved Nova Scotia, and was proud of her roots on the South Shore.
Marjorie worked as a teacher for many years at Bob Jones Institute of Christian Studies and Summit Baptist Academy. In retirement she became a costumed interpreter at Queens County Museum leading tours of the Simeon Perkins House. She was a talented musician and loved to sing. When her children were young she often gathered them around the piano to sing hymns and old ballads while she played. She was a frequent accompanist and soloist at every church she attended throughout her life, and played the organ at Port Mouton Baptist until a few weeks before her death. In her 60’s she took up the trumpet and played with the Bowater Mersey Band and also led a men’s choir.
Marjorie loved animals. She owned mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, chickens, goats and sheep throughout her life, and nursed many a weak or sick animal back to life. She and Richard used to visit the humane shelter the way other people go to a shopping center. Usually she was “just looking,” but sometimes brought a pet home with her. Duffy, Bruno, Fiona, and others whose names have been forgotten are buried in the backyard of her house. She is survived by Dusty, her faithful feline companion.
Marjorie lived a full life. She was always busy and could never sit still for long. She had so many interests and talents that she needed a long life to explore them all. She was a skilled fiber artist, knitting afghans, sweaters, mittens, and lots and lots of socks. She braided hundreds of rugs over her lifetime using wool she recycled from clothing. She also created hooked rugs, each from an original pattern drawn on the canvas. She carved wooden birds. Marjorie could make anything she set her mind to. Her creativity was boundless. She loved to read and enjoyed reading poetry aloud to her family. She loved traveling and took many trips to Europe and Asia. She loved the ocean and spent hours at the shore just listening to the waves and watching the gulls. She rode motorcycles and learned to curl. She was devoted to shopping at thrift stores. She played crib and Skip-Bo and kept a collection of rocks and shells painted by her grandchildren when they visited in the summer.
Marjorie loved to make people laugh, and didn’t mind laughing at herself. She talked to everyone she met and collected friends like some people collect seashells. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by countless people whose lives she touched.
Marjorie is survived by three children: Philip Horner (Eileen), Deborah Horner-Richardson (Kevin) and Esther Roorda (Douglas), 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Marjorie is predeceased by her husband, Richard Horner, her eldest son, David Horner, and her brother, Leonard Colp.
Arrangements for Marjorie’s funeral service are under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS Funeral service will be held Friday, January 20, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in Port Mouton Baptist Church. Reverend Russell Prime officiating. A private family burial will take place in Peaceful Hill Cemetery, Port Mouton immediately following the service. Marjorie’s family will join you at a reception being being held in the West Queens Recreation Centre on River Head Road, Port Mouton after the private interment where you can pass along your memories and condolences. In lieu of flowers the family asks donations in memory of Marjorie be made to support the ministry of the Liverpool Community Café. Donations can be made by e-transfer to, specifying it is for the cafe, or by cheque to Liverpool Baptist Church. Specify cafe on the cheque. Envelopes will be available at the reception. Online condolences may be made to


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