Horatio LEWIS

Obituary of Horatio LEWIS

April 28, 1940 – Freetown, Sierra Leone
July 30, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Horatio Ayodele Douglas Emanuel Lewis. Horatio passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, AB at the age of 80.

Horatio is survived by his wife Meriam, his children: Evelyn (Sheik), Ebun (Alex), Arnie (Erica), Marcelle (Jamie), and his grandchildren: Alexandra, Josephus, Janice, Yusuf, Maddox, Alexis, and Hendrix. Horatio was predeceased by his mother Gifty Stevens-Sawyerr, his father Probyn Lewis, and his son Ola Lewis.

Siblings: Gifty Stevens and Family (UK); Gloria Elliotte and Family (USA); Dunstan Thomas and Family (USA); Donald Lewis and Family (USA). Horatio was predeceased by his sister Phebean Stevens (Sierra Leone) and his brother George Percy-Sawyerr (USA).

Family: Mr. R. E. O. Jones and Family (USA); the Sawyerr Family (The Gambia, UK & USA); the Clarkson Family (Sierra Leone); the D. E. M. Williams Family (Sierra Leone, UK & USA); the Auber Family (USA); the Macarthy Family (USA); the Thomas Family (USA); Marvlyn and Family (USA); Foday and Family (USA); the Beckley Family (US, Sierra Leone & Australia); the Fofie Family (Canada); his in-laws; nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. 

Dearest Ayo,
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Due to the pandemic, a private family service will be held on Monday, August 10, 2020. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Horatio’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to St. Laurence Anglican Church (5940 Lakeview Drive SW, Calgary, AB. T3E 5S8) or  to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers and staff of Unit 57 at the Rockyview General Hospital for the excellent care and compassion for Horatio. They would also like to thank all their family and friends, near and far, for their love, prayers, and support. It is deeply appreciated, and it will never be forgotten.

In living memory of Horatio Lewis, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD SE, CALGARY, AB T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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