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Horace Clifton Lovell

January 17, 1921 — January 24, 2018

Horace Clifton Lovell

It is with great sadness that we, the family announce Horace Clifton Lovell passed away peacefully at the age of 97 surrounded by his family on Jan.24, 2018. Horace was born in North Sydney to the late John and Emma Lovell.

A veteran of WW2, he served overseas until the end of the war and then worked as a coal miner, retiring from No.12 Colliery. Growing up in North Sydney near the race track, he became an avid horseman. He raised and raced many horses throughout his life. Horace was one of the inaugural directors of the Atlantic Sires Stakes and was inducted into the Cape Breton Horseman’s Association Hall of Fame in 1991. He was a founding member of the Fort Petrie Historical Society.

Horace is survived by his loving wife of 73 years Verna (Barry) Lovell; children Pat (Lynda), George (Kay), Trudy (Greg), Phyllis (David) Crombie, Horace (Maureen); 8 grandchildren Ralph, Barry, Jeffrey, Kelly, Tyler, Melissa, Colin and Robert; great-grandchildren Connor, Maya, Sydney, Wes, Keagan, Abigail, Aiden, Matthew, Emily, Meghan and Norah.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers Banks, George and Everett; sisters Phyllis Murray and Irene Jardine and great-grandson Brandon Taylor Muise.

There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will take place on January 27, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be take place in Lingan Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave, New Waterford, 902-862-7500. To send online condolences, go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com

Special thanks to the staff at Taigh Na Mara, the Cape Breton County Homemakers, V.O.N. and Donna MacPherson for all their care shown to Horace.

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