Rebecca Marie Horning

April 29, 1910 – March 23, 2011

Born in Maple Creek Saskatchewan Rebecca was one of 11 children born to Parents John and Christina Webber. Her parents built a house in the Kealey Springs District where they owned a large farm and livery stable. The Eastend-Maple Creek Trail ran through their land and their home was known as a stopping point and they often put people up for the night.

After completing school Rebecca’s dream was to become a nurse, but she gave up this dream to care for her mother who became sick with rheumatic fever and to help out with the family.

In 1927 the family moved to Stone Saskatchewan and in 1928 Rebecca got a job cooking for a threshing crew. This is where she met Wilbur, who was hauling the grain into town, and they were married on March 4th 1931. They had two Children, Bruce and Wallace. They lived in Stone Saskatchewan until 1949 and then moved on to Invermere for two years where they ran a hotel, and then Castlegar. Wilbur and Rebecca lived happily in Castlegar until Wilbur’s passing on March 1st, 1998.

Rebecca loved her grandchildren more than anything and the family gatherings at grandma and grandpas house. She also loved gardening, socializing with friends, and bingo. One of her happiest days was celebrating her 100th birthday in her home.

Rebecca is survived by her two sons, six grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren.

Thank you so much to the Home support workers from Castlegar who made Rebecca’s last few months at home comfortable and enjoyable and the staff at Poplar Ridge in Trail for their wonderful care.

Rebecca requested no service only for family to erect a memorial next to Wilbur’s near Canal Flats on a ridge above their old hunting camp where they will be together once again.


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