Saturday November 6, 2021
11:00 AM
A private family funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
In memory of
Elgin Hornung
November 11, 1946 - November 02, 2021 - Age 74

Elgin Lawrence Hornung passed away on Tuesday , November 2, 2021 at the age of 74 years, beloved husband of Sylvia Hornung of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory three children, Rocky Hornung (Coralee Tjeerdema), Rhonda (Tony) Saba and Ryan (Christine) Hornung all of Medicine Hat; six grandchildren, Destin, Camri, Audrey, Lincoln, Kinsley and Gracelyn; his brother, Randy (Nola) Hornung; three sisters, Lorraine (Vic) Baron, Sandra Hornung and Marion (Stu) Warrener as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Lawrence Hornung; his brother, Keith and sister, Geraldine. Elgin was born on November 11, 1946 in Vanguard, Saskatchewan. He was the first son born to Lawrence and Mary Hornung. They lived on a farm a few miles south of Glen Bain. He loved to farm. He started driving at the age of six. He preferred work to school and completed his grade ten which was the minimum requirement to begin a trade. In 1962, he enrolled at SIAST in Saskatoon in Farm Machinery but discovered the class was full. The welding class was not so he chose that. He apprenticed in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and found his way to Calgary where by July of 1967, he received his welding apprenticeship certificate.

Elgin met Sylvia on a blind date at the Redcliff Drive-in the fall of 1966. The date was set up by Elgin’s sister who became friends with Sylvia that same year at McCoy High School. They were married on April 20, 1968 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Medicine Hat. Elgin and Sylvia had their first child (Rocky) on January 2, 1969. Those early years were a struggle but through hard work and the support of family and friends, Elgin eventually ended up working at Kurt's Iron Works. The second of three children (Rhonda) was born on December 30,1970.

In the summer of 1976, Elgin and Sylvia decided that they wanted to start their own Welding business but they did not know where. By this time, they had their third and final child Ryan who was born on March 6, 1976. Elgin loaded up the family in a motorhome and drove across Canada looking for a new city to live and start a business. Despite seeing some great places that summer, Elgin and Sylvia decided to open up a welding shop back where they started in Medicine Hat. On November 1, 1976, Dynamic Welding Crafts Ltd. opened for business. Dynamic Welding was in operation for 30 years and proved very successful allowing Elgin and Sylvia to retire in 2006. Elgin ensured that post-retirement his garage was stock-piled with a tool for almost any kind of renovation. And boy did he and Sylvia renovate. In addition to renovating their own homes over the years, there isn’t a family member or relative who doesn’t have a story of Elgin showing up upon request or even unannounced to help with handi-work of some kind. He could always be relied upon to show up to help.

Elgin enjoyed retirement and loved spending time at Buffalo Pound, Saskatchewan where they owned a cabin for a number of years and where they routinely visited close friends and siblings. Elgin loved family. He especially loved travelling with and/or otherwise visiting Marion and Stu, Lorraine and Vic, Randy and Nola and, of course, his children and grandchildren.

A private family funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Due to the restrictions brought forward by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, indoor public gatherings are to be kept to 50 people. Masks are mandatory. The service will be live streamed, and family and friends who are unable to attend are invited to watch the service by searching for the Pattison Funeral Home Youtube page. The video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time and will remain on the youtube page for future viewing. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Elgin Hornung.

If you wish to view the funeral service, please follow the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT8s06n-uu8

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Message from Don Meier November 04, 2021
Very sorry to hear of Elgin’s passing. My condolences to the family.
Don Meier
Message from Robert and Audrey Hornung November 04, 2021
What an infectious smile and laugh! Elgin was always so welcoming and friendly. Robert often reminisces about the fun had with Elgin's family growing up in rural Sask.
We extend our deepest sympathy to all who loved him. May your memories help sooth your hearts.
Robert and Audrey Hornung
Message from Mike & Joanne Romaniuk & Family November 04, 2021
We are very sorry to hear of Elgin's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.
Mike & Joanne Romaniuk & Family
Message from The Dirk Family: Denise, Desiree (Bryan/Hannah/David), Aaron, Anne November 04, 2021
We have always felt so blessed to have had Elgin and his entire family as part of our lives and to have spent so many memorable and treasured times together. A family that truly represents what "togetherness" means.
As patriarch of that family (husband, father, grandfather), Elgin will indeed be deeply and profoundly missed, as a friend he will always be remembered with great fondness, appreciation and respect and remained loved by all of us. Our deepest and heartfelt condolensces and hugs to all of you.
The Dirk Family: Denise, Desiree (Bryan/Hannah/David), Aaron, Anne
Message from Dick & Brenda Scherger November 04, 2021
We send deepest sympathy and ((HUGS)) to the family for the loss of the husband, father, and grandfather who was taken much too soon. Everyone who knew Elg and his family will have memories they will keep and share for years to come. Those memories will sustain his family too. No one can replace, but we will remember
- - - Dick & Brenda Scherger
Dick & Brenda Scherger
Message from Rick Bolen November 04, 2021
My condolence go out to the Hornung family. I have such great memories working along with Elgin back in the 90’s.
He was always so accommodating and never turned down a project that was offered to him.
A real gem of a human being.
Rest In Peace Elgin
Rick Bolen
Message from Don and Sherry Hornung November 04, 2021
Our deepest sympathies to Sylvia and all your family!
Don and Sherry Hornung
Message from Darrol & Bernice Finlay, Saskatoon, SK November 05, 2021
So very sorry to hear of Elgin's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are being sent to Sylvia and all of Elgin's family. He truly was a beautiful sole and the heavens have gained yet another angel for their flock. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Darrol & Bernice Finlay, Saskatoon, SK
Message from Randy and Lee (Rach) Zaremba November 05, 2021
Our deepest sympathies to all the Hornung clan. May your many cherished memories help you through this difficult time.
Randy and Lee (Rach) Zaremba
Message from Elmerene Turgeon November 05, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Sylvia and all your families, as well as to Elgin’s siblings in your huge loss.
May fond memories bring you comfort and help during this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Elmerene Turgeon
Message from Jean Lawson November 05, 2021
So sorry to hear of Elgin’s passing. My sincere sympathy to Sylvia and all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Hugs to all.
Jean Lawson
Message from Jules & Jody Sherwood Park AB November 06, 2021
We were saddened by the news of Elgins passing.
May your many fond memories of happy times past,
help carry you through these difficult days.
Jules & Jody Sherwood Park AB
Message from Curtis & Vera Winkler November 06, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Sylvia & your family. Our thoughts and prayers are wtih you.
Curtis & Vera Winkler
Message from Ron Bolen November 08, 2021
Sorry for your loss Silvia and family he was the best to ever come out of Glenbain and I was proud to have known him and his family
Ron Bolen
Message from Brian & Vianne Stein November 13, 2021
Hi Silvia, we are so sorry to hear of Elgin’s passing. We will always remember the good times we had with both of you, always a lot of laughs and fun. We know that you and your family will get through these sad moments as you remember the wonderful husband, father and grandfather that Elgin was.
We wish you sincere condolences and look forward to seeing you sometime in the Hat. Brian, Vianne & Family.
Brian & Vianne Stein