HORN, Gunter

Posted: November 21st, 2019

HORN, GUNTER PAUL 1964 – 2019

GUNTER PAUL HORN of Calgary, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Medical Centre on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the age of 55 years. Gunter was born May 5th, 1964 in Montreal QC, to Günter F. Horn and Idalija (Ida) Horn (Mikalajunas). The Horn family moved to Lethbridge AB in 1974. After high school Gunter moved to Calgary and attended SAIT for the Hotel and Restaurant Management program. Upon completion he worked in the hospitality industry, including at the Port of Call Inn, where he met his future wife, Jodi Lyn Hutchinson. He then spent 2 decades working for Food & Beverage Services at SAIT. After leaving SAIT, he worked in purchasing for the City of Calgary and the Calgary Police Service. More recently, he worked in the Oil and Gas field, first as a contractor, then as a Field & Contracting Lead for Keyera. Gunter had many hobbies including train and military models, a fondness which he shared with his son AJ. He was an avid hockey fan; his favorite team was the Montreal Canadians. He took great pleasure in cooking for family and friends, especially BBQing. He also loved to read, particularly Science Fiction and Fantasy, and enjoyed travel. His greatest joy was his family. He is survived by his wife Jodi, his son Alexander James (AJ), his daughter Sophia Marie (Sophie) and his dog Kaiser. He also leaves behind his parents Günter and Idalija, and his sisters, Veronica Horn (Trent Takeyasu) and Beverly Horn (Tony Rosgen). Special thanks to the staff and physicians at the Peter Lougheed Medical Centre and the Foothills Medical Centre, particularly the Cardiovascular Intensive Care unit. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either: The Veterans Food Bank of Calgary, 4619 – 6 St. NE #1, Calgary AB T2E 7C3 or The Hanger Flight Museum, 4629 – McCall Way NE, Calgary T2E 8A5. A Come and Go Celebration of Life will be held at The Hanger Flight Museum at the above address, on Friday November 29th, from 4 to 9 PM, with short remarks by the family at 6 PM.


5 Condolences for “HORN, Gunter”

  1. Michelle Dyrgas says:

    It was a pleasure to work with Gunter at SAIT. Always a kind word and a smile to share! He will be sorely missed.

    Wishing his family feelings of comfort, moments of peace, and memories of joy during this difficult time.

  2. Lynn Ge says:

    I will always remember my first day on the job at SAIT with Gunter. We shared lots of good memories and laughter together on a daily basis.

    He will be sorely missed but not forgotten.

    My condolences to the family during this difficult time.

  3. Cathy Midzain says:

    Gunter is a beautiful being who enlightened and brightened many souls on this planet. It was a joy to have shared a friendship with him that will always be a part of my heartfelt memories. Miss you Mister…Thank you for so many great memories and the “SAIT education”
    My deepest condolences to his family. I send you comfort and love…Gunter embodied both those qualities and we are all blessed by his presence. I know he lives on in his children and all of those of us he touched by his broad smile and even broader heart…

    I know you have the biggest of wings now…Fly high my friend..

  4. Chuck Arcand says:

    This just came as a definite shock to all of us at Core-Mark. I remember working with Gunter during my time at SAIT in the early ’90’s. He definitely cared about people and before all else his family. Our sincere condolences are with Jodi and the family.

    There will never be another road trip like the one to help the Ft. McMurray fire victims and the convenience stores trying to order product. As usual he was on the front lines with his all in approach.

  5. Marcy Evans (Watkins-Skeet) says:

    Jodi, it’s been so many years, For me, two marriages and two names later. I don’t know why, but today I was sitting on the deck and started thinking about you and Gunter. I wanted to try and find a way to contact you and much to my sadness I found out about Gunter . I am so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. Gunter was a wonderful person and I have so many wonderful memories of my time spent with you both. Sending my love and hopes that you’ve been able to find some peace during this time.

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