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The Reverend Pat Ratcliffe, deacon of St. Catherine's of Alexandria contacted the Synod Office with the sad news of the death of Stan Horton, ODNW. Stan died peacefully at 3am, October 16. His wife of 70 years, Irene was at his side.

Stan was a parishioner at St. Catherine's for almost 60 years. He was invested into The Order of the Diocese of New Westminster in 2016. His Citation is as follows:

Stan has been a valuable member of St Catherine’s since 1960 and he has proved his undeniable loyalty to God and his church. Stan has a wonderful sense of humour and an infectious smile that have helped him “sweet talk” other parishioners into helping him attain the goals of the parish. For 27 years Stan produced the Courier, the parish newsletter, and he organizes the Christmas seniors’ lunch and camping weekends. Stan has been a proud leader in the Air Cadets since 1968. 

Stan's funeral is scheduled for 2pm, Saturday, November 10, 2018. at St. Catherine of Alexandria, 2211 Prairie Ave., Port Coquitlam.

Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


Stan raises his cane in salute to the applauding audience as he is congratulated by Archbishop Skelton upon his receipt of the ODNW medal and ribbon, November 5, 2016.

Photo: Wayne Chose