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Lynne Diane Horn

February 15th, 1941 - March 6th, 2023
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lynne Diane Horn on March 6, 2023, peacefully, after a long illness, with her dearly loved niece Julia Milner, her sister Donna Horn and sister-in-law Allison Wolf at her side. 

Lynne’s niece Taralyn Fodor was there in spirit and had the chance to speak with her aunt the day before her passing. Lynne’s eldest brother Robert Horn connected with Lynne by phone from Mexico. Lynne’s youngest brother Glenn Horn and sister-in-law Loretta Novac were able to visit with Lynne on her final day.

Lynne, born in 1941 in Edmonton Alberta was the eldest child of Edna Horn and Robert Horn. Lynne is sadly missed by her siblings, sisters-in-law, her much-loved nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. 

As a young woman in her 20s Lynne had the opportunity to travel around the world. A treasured photograph shows Lynne standing in front of the pyramids in Egypt. 

Lynne was a long-time resident of Vancouver and had the good fortune to live in the same apartment in the heart of the Cambie St. village for forty years. She worked as a hairstylist and loved photography. Her home was filled with photos of friends, family, flowers, and landscapes.

Lynne was a devoted Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist for 49 years and a much-loved member of her Buddhist community. Many of her fellow members have reached out to share their personal stories of how Lynne supported them through hardships and challenging times. A memorial is being planned by members of the SGI with the date yet to be set.

In closing, we wish to offer special thanks to Lynne’s physician of many years Dr. Jyothi Jayaraman for her kind and loving support.


Sarika Jain
March 26th, 2023
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Lynne personified joy, dedication, sincerity in everything she did. She was full of stories, anecdotes and pictures that made our NHR study worth the while. She seemed unaffected by anything, maintaining such a high life condition that she truly exemplified the Soka Gakkai spirit.
I will forever remember the elegant swan who accepted people simply and connected personally with everyone she came in contact with. Loved her for everything she was.

March 20th, 2023

Dear Lynne, I will forever be grateful for your mentorship and guidance. Kepp shining with your huge beautiful smile and your bright personality. Forever missed.

Susan Tran
March 19th, 2023

Lynne had supported and encouraged our district, White Lotus District, Area 1, since 2005 until her last moment!
Her sudden passed make me finally understand one of the Nichiren Buddhism's terms which I long struggle: "Buddha in Life and Buddha in Death".
Thank you for your hard work, Lynne!

Chizuko Morikawa
March 18th, 2023

Lynne and I were in the same area when I was a youth in Vancouver. She always gave me her beautiful smile and strong encouragement. And also, I liked her joke! I am sure she will chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo in the Soka Gakkai garden and spread boundless joy and happiness to others again! Thank you very much Lynne!

Viven Wu
March 17th, 2023

I know Lynne since I moved from Victoria to Vancouver in 2000. She was such a nice person and showed her passion for SGI activities also her love of photography. When we have big meetings Lynne liked to take pictures and shared them with us. Her denoted compassion for taking action deeply inspires me a lot.
She will definitely attain a life state of absolute happiness over the three existences.

Allison Wolf
March 16th, 2023

Lynne spoke with me in her final days and wanted me to pass on her best wishes to all the members. She was chanting vigorously she told me for a healthy and fulfilling life for all. I treasure the time I had with her.

Joely Collins
March 16th, 2023

Lynne was always smiling and she wholeheartedly supported all the members. Whenever I was participating in a youth activity, I could be sure to see Lynne with her bright eyes, kind heart and warm smile, cheering us on. I have no doubt she is still smiling her beautiful smile with those at Eagle Peak. Sending abundant daimoku to Lynne and her family.

Maja and Nicolas
March 15th, 2023

Lynn was for us a heart centred person, uplifting, strong in faith and very genuine. We’ll always remember her for her true big smile and enchanting vibes.
We’ll keep chanting for you. We love you

Helen Kettle
March 14th, 2023

I have known Lynne since I began practising 35 years ago. She was a kind person, a great listener and had a warm, gentle and caring spirit. She was always bubbly and smiling. She was so youthful looking that I am shocked to discover she was actually older than me. I will miss her as I'm sure all those who had the good fortune to know her will as well.

Allison Wolf
March 14th, 2023

I met with Lynne several times over the past month. She shared these words with me to pass on to her SGI friends:

"Faith for a healthy and fulfilling life for all.
Chanting with Sensei always, and introducing our friends to the practice
creating a beatuiful world to live in.
All of us standing together."

Dan Rudick
March 14th, 2023

My big sister has gone away again. She took her camera with her and will continue to capture the beautiful journey. I stay at home, in my heart knowing she will someday return with many treasures to once again share with all of us. Until then, I will wait for Lynne on the second floor verandah.
Always Dan

Andrea Yan
March 14th, 2023

I had the fortune of practicing with Lynne for many years in our Area when I was youth member. I have always admired her dedication to the members, reaching out to those who suffered the most. She was a kind and caring women’s group leader, and above all, a beautiful human being. I am sending my prayers to Lynne for her peaceful repose, and to her family and close friends, during this difficult time.

Michelle Lua
March 13th, 2023

I had the fortune to meet and share a lot of WG activities with Lynne in the last 20 plus years. Lynne will always be remembered for her elegance, dedication and sincerity to kosen-rufu activities.

Tony Meers
March 13th, 2023

As a fellow member of SGI Canada, I had the privilege of knowing Lynne for nearly 40 years. She was a dedicated pioneer in Vancouver of our global movement for peace, culture and education.
Lynne exemplified the Buddhist principle of "unseen virtue and visible reward." She always supported and encouraged people when they were going through struggles in life. I believe this is why she was always smiling.

I express my heartfelt condolences to Lynne's family, and to her many friends who were the recipients of her kindness and compassion.

Fukiko kamida
March 13th, 2023

Have a good rest and come back soon!!

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