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Hornstra, Scott Robert
June 7, 1989 - December 30, 2017
Service:Saturday, January 6, 2018
2:00 pm
A memorial service celebrating the life of Scott will be held on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the First Christian Reformed Church, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. A private internment will take place at a later time in the Horseguard Cemetery.
Interment:  Horseguard Cemetery


Scott Robert Hornstra was born on June 7th, 1989 in Edmonton, Alberta. Scott began speaking in full sentences at a very early age—12 months—and soon after began asking questions. He never quit. Scott’s questions about the world around him demonstrated an intense curiosity about life, something he had right to the last.
While Scott was born in Edmonton, he moved to Rocky Mountain House at the age of 2, right after his brother Mark was born. When Scott was nearly five, his sister Carly joined the family.
Scott attended “Cookie Jar Nursery” before beginning grade school in Rocky Elementary. He then attended grade nine and ten at Will Sinclair High before moving into the new school of West Central for grade eleven. By the age of seven Scott was an avid baseball player, and so he went to Vauxhall Academy of Baseball for grade twelve. Showing an aptitude for sports by the age of two when he knocked his Grandma over in her chair after she pitched a ball to him, he went on to excel at hockey, volleyball, basketball, golf, snowboarding, and baseball.
After leaving Vauxhall, Scott attended Colby College in Colby, Kansas for two years on a baseball scholarship. Soon after arrival he called his Mom, exclaiming “I’m living the dream!” after hitting a home run on a wood bat. He won a number of awards while there. From Colby, Scott went on to attend Mississippi Valley State in Greenwood, Mississippi for a year. As well as participating in as many sports as possible, Scott also loved to watch all kinds of sports in stadiums, arenas, and on television. As an adult, after eighty dives in Thailand, Scott added a “Dive Master” certificate to his list of sports credentials.
Scott was kind, generous, and intensely loyal to his family and friends. He had a way about him that lead him to make good friends and be a good friend. Even if you had just met Scott, it didn’t take long until you felt like you’d known him for much longer, as life seemed brighter and better when you were around this young man. Although fiercely competitive, Scott also had a soft side that made his hugs and smiles very personal and loving. And while maybe unexpected, Scott was a romantic. Scott met Taylor at the Calgary Stampede, and while “just friends” for six months, Taylor was now Scott’s soul mate. For their first year anniversary, while Scott was working, he sent Taylor and a friend to the spa, leaving a personal gift of jewelry for Taylor to enjoy.
Scott began his working career by umpiring baseball and refereeing hockey as often as possible. Over the past 6 years he worked for Benedict Pipeline, remaining a loyal employee in an industry where changes in hours, employees and conditions are rampant. Scott enjoyed working with his colleagues. Someone said that Scott could light up a safety meeting, if that was possible. But ensuring safety for those working under his direction, was very important to Scott.
Scott is survived by his loving and proud parents, Rhonda and Robert Hornstra, his brother Mark, his sister Carly, his life partner Taylor, two sets of grandparents: Sharon and Gerry Carson, and Ingrid and Jack Hornstra, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends, literally worldwide. Scott was baptized in “Our Saviour” Lutheran Church in Edmonton and confirmed in “Immanuel” Lutheran in Rocky Mountain House. He is also survived by his caring god-parents David and Sandra Simmelink.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Scott will be held on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the First Christian Reformed Church, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. A private internment will take place at a later time in the Horseguard Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Rocky Mountain House Search and Rescue, (Box 1888, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada T4T 1B4) or to The Vauxhall Academy of Baseball where a scholarship honouring Scott will be established (623 5th Avenue North, Vauxhall, Alberta, Canada T0K 2K0 403-654-2145).
Condolences may be forwarded to
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes. 403-845-2626.


Pam Wright and Bill Snyder:
We are so shocked by the loss of your beautiful and talented son. I have many memories of Scott as a student in my class at Rocky Elementary School-always full of life with the cutest smile that touched every other student in the room. Scott was an angel-a dedicated student who enjoyed learning and sharing his thousands of great ideas. He was such a good friend! Bill remembers Scott as a curious student, always reaching out to help his classmates and friends. I remember how excited Scott was to let the world know about the arrival of his new baby sister Carly! A proud big brother. We are so saddened by his loss. It is our hope that memories of this beautiful son provide comfort in the challenging days ahead.
Diane Nelson (Scott's math teacher in Vauxhall):
My sincere sympathy to Scott's family. May you remember your special times with Scott and I hope these thoughts brings you comfort in the days ahead. I was so saddened when I heard of Scotts passing. I can only imagine how hard this is for you. What a great person he was.
Cindy Ewashkiw (Duncan):
So very sorry you have to endure such a difficult loss in your family. Our very deepest sympathy to you all.
Leah DuPlessis:
My deepest sympathies to you, Rhonda, Robert, and family. May you be surrounded with love and strength during this difficult time. You are in our prayers.
Dianne and Don Baker:
Our hearts break for your family with the loss of Scott
and the love he had for all of you. God gifted him with amazing abilities and he was willing to use them.
Wrap your arms around each other and treasure the memories. Our heart felt condolences. The Bakers
Philip Stel:
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you say goodbye to someone so full of life and promise. May the comfort in Jesus be real.
Dick Bev Heather Richard and Vincent:
We are all very sorry to hear of Scott's passing. He will always be remembered by the big smile. Scott was always friendly and would come and sit by you and just start to talk. What a wonderful man.
Stephanie Aitken (Ernewein):
I was deeply saddened to hear of Scott's passing and extend my condolences and prayers to the family. I remember having a lot of fun with Scott at West Central. I played trombone with him in the band and it was never boring with Scott around. He loved to tease, joke and get a laugh out of anyone around. I have confidence that Scott's love for fun and adventure will be remembered by everyone who knew him.
Karen Froehler (Bolton):
Dear Rhonda, Robert, and family,

We are so sorry about your loss of Scott. Sending you prayers for healing of this trying time in your life. We are all thinking of you.

Love the Bolton family, (Ed, Gladys, Sid, Wes, Karen & Wade & families)
Sandra and Donald Sikora:
Sending our deepest sympathy please know our thoughts and prayers are with you in this tragic loss.
Mark and Kerry Ringness:
Robert, Rhonda, Mark and Carly,

Please know that our hearts are hurting for your loss. Wishing you peace and strength at this difficult time.
Corey and Marie Cermak:
So even in the face of sadness,celebrate those warm memories and we hope they bring you peace and comfort.
Tim and Carolyn Clow:
Robert, Rhonda, Mark and Carly, Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel at the tragic loss of Scott. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all in this time of sorrow.
We are so sorry to hear about Scott’s passing. Our love and prayers are with you.
Alice vanderPloeg :
My deepest sympathy to you Rhonda, Robert, Mark and Carly.
Scott is one of the boys i remember with a great deal of pleasure, his love for sports and humor.My prayer is that your memories of Scott will comfort you in this most difficult time.
Darcy and Debbie Gruntman:
We are so saddened to hear about Scott, such a shock. Our most sincere condolenses to your family at this very difficult time. Hold tight to your precious family memories, may they bring you some comfort in the days ahead.
George & Heather Loomer:
Our thoughts are with you in deepest sympathy. Cherish your memories!

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