Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Amon B. "Al" Horst

Male 1920 - 2007  (86 years)


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  • Name Amon B. "Al" Horst 
    Born 24 Sep 1920  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military WW2 - Royal Canadian Navy on Convoy Duty 
    Religion 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-305564 
    Died 13 Sep 2007  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I305564  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father Menno B. Horst,   b. 30 Jul 1885, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1975, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Lovina Bauman,   b. 2 Oct 1883, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1975, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 24 May 1910  [2
    Family ID F27224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hilda Hubert,   b. 11 Mar 1923, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 2007, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F27569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • AMON "AL" HORST 1920 - 2007 Amon died at his home in New Hamburg, surrounded by the love and support of his family, on Friday, April 13, 2007, at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Hilda Horst, who predeceased him April 1, 2007. Loving father of Dana Currie and her partner Mike Bott of Kitchener, Brian and his wife Sharon of Toronto, Darryl of Kitchener, Cathy and her husband Alan MacDonald of Ottawa, Peter and his wife Lisa of Kitchener and Susan and her husband Guy Cameron of Kitchener. Proud and loving grandfather of Rebecca and her husband Jeff Hadaway, Sarah Currie, Katy Horst, Alexandra Seebach, Scott MacDonald, Lauren, Danielle and Emily Horst, Jacob and Quinn Cameron. Amon will be lovingly remembered by his sisters and brothers, Mary Shantz, Babara Horst, Elam and his wife Myrtle Horst, Martha and her husband Roy Koch, Emma Brubacher and Melvin and his wife Leeta Horst. Predeceased by his parents, Lovina (Bauman) and Menno Horst; a daughter, Nancy Heather in infancy; grandson, Adam Horst; sisters, Lena Frey and Verna Waters and brother, David Horst. Amon served overseas with the Royal Canadian Navy on Convoy Duty during WW II crossing the North Atlantic twenty-four times. He was a proud member for forty-one years of the Royal Canadian Legion New Hamburg Branch 532 and was retired from Uniroyal where he worked for thirty-eight years. Amon enjoyed baseball, especially his favourite team, the Cleveland Indians. Amon will be remembered for his love of telling stories and his expressive opinions. Friends are invited to bring and share their special photographs and memories of Amon with his family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family burial will take place at Wilmot Mennonite Cemetery on Tuesday morning. The funeral service to celebrate Amon's life and faith will be held in the chapel of the funeral home, on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 1: 30 p.m., with Pastor Gary Horst officiating. Following the service, friends are invited to join the family in the funeral home's Fireside Reception Room for a time of fellowship and refreshments. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spinal Cord Research, Cerebral Palsy, the MS Society or Canadian Mental Health Association and may be arranged through the funeral home 519-7458445 or www.erbgood.com In living memory of Amon, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

      The Record 14 Apr 2007

  • Sources 
    1. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Woolwich Twp. 1921 Sub Dist. 14 Page 6.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, September 16, 1975 - Obituary of Menno B. Horst.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Sep 1920 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Sep 2007 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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