For all of you out there who knew him, I am sad to tell you that Sam Horne passed away tonight at about 7pm. He formerly lived at the Lock Cottage in Berkhamsted for about 48 years, but recently had been living in a Care Home in Hemel Hempstead. He came to Berkhamsted in 1966 as a Labourer/Lock Keeper with wife Gladys and 2 sons, and took great pride in his garden for which he won several prizes for Best Kept Garden. Even after retirement his enthusiasm for the canals never waned and he would often sit in the garden watching the boats go through at Lock 54 and talk to the people on the boats and lock side. Unfortunately he lost his beloved wife Gladys in 2012 and after that he suffered debilitating illness which eventually necessitated his going into a Care Home. Sam, we miss you!
Sue (Daughter In Law)