William Horton

July 20, 1959 - June 25, 2024
June 30, 2024 4 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

William (Willy) Edgar Horton, 64, passed away in Edmonton, AB,  on June 25th after a valiant battle against Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and 6 months after receiving a double lung transplant.

Willy was born on July 20, 1959 to parents Bill and Jean, in Newmarket, ON. In 1981 Willy moved to Edmonton, AB, where he met his loving wife, Twila. The two were married in November 1982 and were blessed with two children, Chelsea and Justin.

Willy was a devoted employee, working as a dispatcher for 35 years at KAG (Wescan Bulk Transport).

Predeceased by his parents; Jean and Bill; siblings Greg, Sharon (Lorn), Steve and brother-in-law Terry.

He will be remembered by his wife, Twila; children, Chelsea (Jesse) and Justin (Samantha); his grandchildren, Danica, Kendra, Everly and Burke; his sister Linda (Richard); sisters-in-law, Debbie and Terry, his mother and father-in-law, Ed and Loretta Janot; brother-in-law Marlowe (Wendy); sister-in-law Coral; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses, Caregivers and all the transplant team at the University of Alberta hospital for their hard work and care.

Donations can be made in Willy’s name to Breathing Space or The Alberta Lung Association.

Services will be held at All Saints Lutheran Church (13850 119a street) on Saturday, July 6th at 1pm.

  1. I only know Willy through the people who loved him, and I knew him as a loving family man, a rock of an older brother, and a guy who brings a smile to those who are remembering him. I know you are dearly missed. Peace to those who are hurting by your loss.

  2. I worked with Willy for about the past 9 years. He always tried to pretend he was a gruff cranky old bugger but I had a way of making him laugh. He was a teddy bear inside. I will miss him telling me to go do some work for a change. The world needs more people like him. Cherish your memories especially the boating vacation

  3. I had the privilege of working with Willie as one of my dispatchers for over 15 years. His ability to juggle driver capability, equipment sequencing, timing. and customer needs with grace and skill was a standard attained by no one else I have ever known. His worth to the company far exceeded any remuneration that was given him. To the family, I want you to know that Willie made Westcan a very good place to work and his kindness and skill will remain in my heart forever. I am truly touched contemplating your loss. May the peace of God comfort your shattered hearts

  4. Willy was such a great guy .I worked with him at Westcan as a night dispatcher and there was none better to work with,He will be greatly missed by his family and friends,He was always smiling and cheerful, Rest In Peace my friend,

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