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December 24, 2015
In thoughts of our fallen, their families, fellow soldiers, loved ones, and friends this Christmas 2015. May you enjoy the beauty, the wonder, and the miracles Christmas lays at our sides and in our hearts.

They stand nearby the window
Looking out through frost and fog
In hopes of seeing that miracle
That brings a loved one close
Their sighs in frosted vapor
Cling to that window pane
And will not melt
Until their heart, allows it to be felt
A moment, a special moment
A gentle thought recalled
Warms a heart
Fills a mind, with love once held so close
Oh Lord, I pray, their angel
Wanders close
Wanders near
For hearts, who held a soldier dear
Would see their loved one near
A child, a wife, a mom, a dad
A brother, sister, fellow soldier, loved one, friend
Would see the vision of one who stood
So proudly for all of them
I pray, Oh Lord, Our Canada
Feels their hearts, shares their tears
And holds them close, near beside
At this special time of year
For it is that time, when hearts break so
When hearts feel so much pain
For those they love
Those who gave
For a better world to save
I pray they view the value
Of the colours that appear
At this time, in Christmas joy
That brings us all so near
A special child
Found in love
For a world, held so dear
Walked among, mortal souls
Allowed a moment near
A moment of a lifetime
Albeit short, standing proud
Never flinched, never swayed
Towards a better world to save
Onward, onward, they have stood
Hold back tyranny or terror
In memory of one who shone
A light of Christmas Cheer
If we could just, but capture
A moment out of time
To share the glow of angels near
As a soldier left behind
All that was so sacred
All that held so dear
All that was the love of life
That held so many near
We would know that there, is more to life
Than each of us can give
It's seen within the window's glow
Through the frost on which it clings
As fond, fond memories melt its cold
And friends, loved ones, do recall
A Soldier as he wandered near
Near for all of us

By Roger Borchert

Wishing you all the Joy and Warmth Christmas has to offer. Know only; we just need to open our hearts to allow its's wonder to appear.

Merry Christmas
The Borchert Family, Morinville, Alberta
June 21, 2015
I am sorry to hear about this person that work so heard for our country..
December 29, 2014
still thinking of you buddy we will never forget u
December 23, 2014
For the Families of our Canadian Forces who lost a loved one during or due to their service for our nation, Christmas 2014

I have seen the frost the low clouds bring
As it rests on every branch
Glistens forth from each blade of grass
Paints pictures on the glass
Captured for a moment
Till sunshine's glow warms the chill
That froze each thought
The low clouds brought
As they wrapped around the soul
But the glisten, oh that glisten
Its sparkle shining forth
It brings the smiles, then the tears
As Christmas gathers forth
Lord our world is a reality
That spills what life unfolds
And those who've stood, those who gave
Are those we hold so close
Captured in a memory
Of a sibling, daughter, son, mom or dad
Who took that step, held out that hand
In a far off distant land
They took that step for Canada
For a whole wide world protect
And visit now at special times
As if they've never left
They are that sparkle that brings a tear
They are that laughter that brings a smile
They are that warmth now ever held so close
And at Christmas they're always near
Held forever in a heart's belief
Glowing brighter than the stars
That shines in eyes that hold them close
Throughout each Christmas time
Hang that special bulb upon the tree
The one that gleams and glows
That one that holds all Frosty shines
Glistening in the snow
For a special, special son was born
Who stepped forth to change a world
Who shared his life for all mankind
Brought forth hope of eternal life
So many tears at Christmas time
So many found in joy
So many smiles surround the tree
Each blessed Christmas morn

By Roger Borchert

We Will Remember Them. Wishing You All a Very Joyous Christmas and All the Best in the Coming Year
The Borchert Family, Morinville, Alberta
December 23, 2014
A thought in Remembrance, 2014. Please Know, We Will Remember Them.

A nation is measured by the hearts that beat
That make up its collective soul
And is witnessed in steps taken forth
As across a world they've roamed
I gathered my thoughts reluctantly
While about, out on a walk
A blustery day, as wind blew by
Leaves falling from the sky
I looked into the heavens
As tears were rolling down
My cheeks a chill, the tears they froze
As at once I realized
The leaves were endless soldiers
Who stood for all and gave
So we might each day have the joy
To walk in freedom's way
To not be hiding who we are
Not worry, to grow old
To not be shuffled to the side
To stand and be so bold
To demand that freedom is the goal
Of our nation standing strong
For founded in the leaves that blow
Are the hearts, the very souls
The torches passed to soldiers
From a brethren strong and free
Who stood and said no more, no more
As tyranny roamed the streets
Of far off lands, now close at home
They stood, they lived, they died
They paid the price of freedom
The price of Canada
For they have stood and given all
On behalf of all of us
A tear is just a moment
A fleeting moment's thought
2 minutes in a year that's passed
For freedom for all of us
2 minutes to remember
Those who lived, those who gave
That we could build a nation strong
Stronger by the day
But only through reflection
In the pool of tears now shed
For those who gave their very all
That we might live the dream they bled
A precious little flower
A poppy just to say
That we remember
Those who stood
In such an honoured way
Please stop for just a moment
A thought, a prayer, a tear
For those who've lost
Those who've stood
Their families, loved ones, friends
Please reflect on what
Life might have brought
If not for all of them

By Roger Borchert

Thank You to all those who have served, serve presently, all of their families, loved ones, and friends who walk so nearby their sides and support them as they step forth on our behalf. A very special Thank You to all those who have shared and lost their loved one in the service or because of their service on behalf of our Canada.

Our hearts, our tears, our prayers
We Will Remember Them
The Borchert Family, Morinville, Alberta
June 16, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 23, 2013
For the families and children of our fallen this Christmas 2013

Colours glowing near a window pain
Shimmer gentle, seen, the sight
Lifting hearts in yuletide's glow
On Christmas Eve, tonight
Let them hear the carols
Sung on high
Sung in hearts so light
Sung with all the love that grew
Sung with all their might
As they gather close
Around their Christmas tree
Recall a life time, shared
Broke into tears, for a life once shared
With a nation
With all of us
Oh Lord our child of Canada
Lost a soldier, Oh So Dear
To a world that needed
A strong, strong heart
To stand, to say, no more
In a world gone so terribly wrong
On behalf of me and you
They stood, they gave, all that they could
Left those they loved behind
We now cherish, the very thought
A thought that's so profound
Hearts have risen high above
As angle's wings do fly
Carrying forth their love so dear
We hold them near to us
Their wives, their children
Their moms, their dads
Their families, loved ones, friends
And those who walked at their sides
On behalf of all of us
As sunshine gathers, sparkles thought
In the snow that's on a tree
May the beauty of the gift they gave
Shine on for you and me
May the warmth of love surround their hearts
Quell the hurt, the pain the loss
May it bring your soldier, mom, or dad
Close to you tonight
May they wrap their loving arms so tight
Hold you close and oh so near
And let you know you're never alone
At this precious time of year
In life, in birth, a special child
Was born on Christmas morn
To bring to you that special chance
To be near to them once more

May the Joy of Christmas warm your hearts and lift your spirits high
Shine the glow that Christmas brings
Close to you tonight

By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake/Morinville, Alberta
Our hearts, Our tears, Our prayers, Shared, This Christmas 2013
rogbor@live.ca
November 06, 2013
We Will Remember Them. Written for Remembrance Day 2013

For those who've stood at the gates of hell
As battle rages forth
And stood to hold their line, their fate
To lift a new world rising forth
A world in which freedom's hand
Was openly held toward
To those to escape the bonds that bind
To hold them ever more
From the clutches, the beating down
Their spirit and their hearts
Those who held that outstretched hand
To those who needed help
So thankful all a world should be
For they stood for another voice
One that held our hearts, our minds
Standing very close
Freedom is not just a venture forth
It is a way of life
That lends us all, the gift to stand
Go forth for what is right
And allow all those to climb aboard
Who see it in their sight
Oh Lord you gave us choices
Good or evil found in hearts
The two, so very different hold
Our worlds so far apart
Tonight I looked into the coals
Of embers burning bright
And saw the life of those who share
Our nation's glowing light
At first their dreams are smoke and mirrors
Of a life that used to be
And then each soldier rises up
Gives meaning to where they've been
Learning pride, remembrance
From those who've stood before
Those who tossed the torch that holds
Their futures, evermore
So many didn't return back home
They lay where poppies grow
So many others caught their torch
And across our earth they've roamed
Within this new world
They have worked so hard
To help to come about
A world where sons, where daughters, rise
And share a brand new world's spark
Lord love them for they took a stand
And said no more, no more
A message needed
In our world today
As terror knocks on every door
We could never wander very far
From these hearts so warm that said
Our world needs us brave enough
To stand in terror's way
So as you sit around a campfire's light
Look in and see how bright
The glow that warmed those hearts to stand
As they stood for all of us
We can never forget that step they took
We remember those who gave
All they could towards a better world
A better world today

We Thank Them
We Will Remember Them
Strong of heart
Strong in spirit
Glowing heroes to recall each day

By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
March 30, 2013
My poem, written for this Easter 2013, in respect of those who have given their very all to bring about a better world on our behalf and in recognition of their families, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers who miss them so deeply at each Easter Sunday meal. May They R.I.P. We Will Remember Them.

Empty chairs each Easter Sunday
In homes across our land
Tears flowing gently
For each son or daughter
Mom or dad
Who gave a heart to Canada
Stood proud for me and you
Stepped forth to make a difference
In a world, in need, they knew
I've seen comets
I've seen meteors
But what I saw the other night
Was a glowing ball
Streak across the sky
In slow motion, in its flight
It glowed so bright, like mini moon
Its colour just the same
And then in the spirit with which it came
Turned to darkness once again
Overjoyed in what, I had seen
It was not a shooting star
It was a light that lifted high
In the brief moment of its spark
Oh lord, so many soldiers
So young and full of life
Have moved my heart
In this gentle way
As they've stood so far apart
Parted from their families
Parted from their friends
Stood so tall for who we are
Given all that could be given
Now held so close, within the hearts
Of those who miss them so
As bright, as seen, this palm Sunday's eve
Not unlike a story foretold
Of a son who gave his very all
So others would follow
Follow in a dream, a way
That a world would see a light
Of goodness spread across a world
At freedoms dawning sight
Oh Lord be near our soldier
Who also gave a life
For all to see a better world
On behalf of all of us
Lord, I dare not compare your son of life
To our warriors brave and true
I only give this humble voice
Of their efforts, the good, they do
Standing tall
Standing brave
Standing with all you shared
Within their hearts as young they were
To mold them
Brave for you

By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
December 23, 2012
For the Families of Our Fallen This Christmas 2012

Angel's feathers falling
To remind us they're up there
Wind chimes sounding gently
To let us know the lord is near
Today is but a lull, in winter's nasty chill
One can see the storm clouds building
Circling, all around us now
We hold so close the warmth that was
To let it not escape
Yet no matter how hard we try
The warmth, it finds the gate
The chill it reaches down inside
Attaches to the spine
Sends shivers climbing through us now
Hearts are frozen held in time
For those who've lost a loved one, friend
Tis all they can endure
A hope, a wish, a prayer, t'would bring
Their loved one home again
Oh Lord their Soldier stood for all
Please warm these hearts so chilled
So they may find the warmth once shared
With this one no longer near
As they look out through the window
Let the moon and stars, shine bright
Let all about, it glisten forth
On this, this special night
Another hero gave his all
The one who led the way
For them to find a life beyond
And faith to find a day
A way to climb a staircase
To the heavens high above
To join a son, a daughter, friend
To be together once more as one
Oh lord you sent your son, our gift
To those who lend a heart
To those who've given all and more
For those life has forgot
We stand so near, so near Oh Lord
In praise, in solitude
Await a time, a time to share
A loved one entrusted unto you

Thank you Lord
Merry Christmas To All
We will Remember Them Until You Meet Again
By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
November 11, 2012
For Remembrance Day 2012

Flurries of snow across our land
A chilly wind bites at the spine
As we stand for those who stood for all
In far off distant lands
Some recall the void, the pain within
Left in hearts, in minds, in lives
Who were impacted at the loss of those
Their lives never the same again
Friends recall fond memories
Child in tears for a mom or dad
A wife recalls the horror of war
That turned her life, a living hell
A mother or father stands in thought
A loss beyond belief
Of one who was their heart their soul
Since counting tiny toes upon their feet
Fellow soldiers, comrades
Loved ones, friends
In their minds they bring them near
In special thoughts of those they've lost
While fighting over there
We as Canadians
Stand proud, respect
All those who stood for all
Sent from a nation whose open heart
Has provided a world a home
Oh lord my heart so empty
As I stand, two minutes given
Just a moment's time
For the life they gave
On behalf of all of us
I cannot be prouder Canada
I could never turn away
From those who've shared
Their loved one forth
A debt we could not repay
Stand proud, Remember, Oh Canada
For those who stand for us
For their families, friends, and comrades too
For they gave for me and you
We are focused on the flower
Began in fields so far away
An image to be remembered now
On each Remembrance Day

We Who Remember Them
Are forever in their debt
By Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family Slave Lake, AB
December 24, 2011
For the Families of Our Fallen, This Christmas 2011

The wind is howling at my doorstep
This eve of Christmas Eve
The trees are bending low its clear
As Christmas day draws near
As I decked the tree this Christmas
I thought of those so brave
Of those who've lost a loved one
Who stepped forth for me and gave
They gave their all for Canada
A gift beyond compare
They stood a world away in time
Where few would tread or dare
So many loved ones share in tears
In thoughts they've left behind
Hugs once held so warm and close
A smile within a mind
The TREE has become so special now
For it holds a life time past
Its sparkling lights a memory's glow
Of a hero once held so near
As garland wrapped the tree in smiles
Those smiles of yesteryears
Those smiles held upon as face
Forever now held near
Each piece of tinsel a frozen tear
Shed at a time of loss
And now reflecting the reason why
For this hero was dearly loved
A true angel tops this Christmas tree
For is seen when looking high
As a loved one lifts their faces near
And a prayer races from a heart
A wish that they were standing near
A wish for laughter's sound
A warmth a hug once use to bring
Remains a memory oh so close
Oh Canada, our heroes gave
Their loved ones hold our hearts
Lord please reach out and hold them close
Please be so near this season forth

By: Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
Our Thoughts, Our Hearts, Our Prayers
Wishing You All A Wonderful Christmas
rogbor@live.ca
November 01, 2010
Thinking of all those who have given so much; those who have paid the Ultimate Sacrifice, our Veterans, our serving soldiers, their families, loved ones and friends at this special time of Remembrance, 2010. We Do Remember.

They crawled on their bellies slowly
In the dirt, the dust, the slime,
Ran onto beaches, lived in fear, a moment out of time.
A time that changed a world in need
A time that set apart
Times that held a world so close, near and dear to every heart
The gas they sent, it took its toll
Many others held that ground
And challenged over and over again
Until freedom’s world was found
Liberated nations cheered delight
A world was aimed anew
But for so many who had lost a life
The tears fell hard and true
They stepped forth for their Nation
They stepped forth for a world to be
They stepped forth to chase the evil back
Keep their families safe and free
Through life times of years gone by
Up to this present day
A brethren strong with so much might
Stepped forth for you and me
We owe so much to those who’ve walked
In fear yet oh so strong
So brave in every step they took
So many now are gone
They have challenged life itself each day
And stood for what was right
They did it with their heart and soul
And stood with all their might
Lord love the souls of these so brave
And cherish duty’s call
For they gave all for a better world
On behalf of one and all.
At this time of Remembrance
Into our hearts we welcome those
Who have walked this solemn journey forth
For those who needed a friend along
We recall their families, loved ones, friends,
For so many have paid the price
Of freedom, or for a world in peace
Or to fight terror in another place
Oh Lord we hold their honour high
Our tears have washed the path
For those who take their torch to stand
As to them the torch is passed
Forever near we promise
We will honour these hearts so brave
And stand nearby their families, friends
For the sacrifice they gave

By Roger Borchert,
Our Hearts, Our Tears, Our Prayers
Thank You. The Borchert Family, Slave Lake Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
April 03, 2010
As I focus this Easter Sunday
My heart goes out to you
For a Chair is sitting empty
For a Hero Brave and True
Who gave a life for Canada
And a world we should become
A better world for all to share
A better world for everyone

They had raised their eyes in honour
To the Flag that flew above
They had sung its anthem strongly
In their hearts so full of love
It began for them in childhood
And sang out for years to come
At the vision of the Flag above
Onto which their hearts had clung
This special group, a brotherhood
That stepped forth to a country’s call
For them the Flag was calling
Could not turn away this love
For them it was the strongest call
The path that led the way
For they had held it steadfast near
Flying high above each day
And then one sad, so tragic day
The leaf flew from the sky
To wrap and hold them tightly bound
In return for all their love
It warmed their weary bodies
Clung closer to their hearts
And to hearts that shared the pain, their loss
At such a tremendous cost
Wrapped within the hug that flew above
Love’s vision, all their lives
Now carried forth in a country’s love
For their loving sacrifice

By Roger Borchert
They Will Be Remembered
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
January 04, 2010
To the Hornburg family

I did not know your son but I think of him often. I was passing through Nanton and stopped, by coincidence, at the Lancaster Museum the day of his memorial service....just after the service had finished with a friend of mine. (He is also in the military, having just returned from Afghanistan).

A woman brought me the book of condolences and asked me to sign it which I did. I'm not sure who the woman was, perhaps a family member, but I don't think I'll ever forget that chance encounter or the opportunity to sign that book. I can only hope that time has served to relieve the hurt and grief.

I can tell you he isn't forgotten and nor are your son's efforts to make the world a better place.
December 23, 2009
To the Families of Our Fallen. Thinking of you this Christmas

The tears that fall to a winter’s sky
A loved one looks off into the night
For Christmas Eve is a lonely time
When a loved one is not held tight
We know they would have been here
For their families, for their friends
If they had not given our world the gift
In their service to all mankind
They stepped forth to change a world so wrong
Lift a country from it’s past
To provide a future for those in need
A future to go forth and last
But someone stole this life so strong
The beauty of a thought
Of stepping forth, to stand protect
And the goodness it could have brought
Please fill this void, warm this broken heart
Who looks out upon this eve
Troubled in a thought, a loss
Of someone now so close to thee
Oh lord please place a gentle thought
A memory of a time
When joy would fill this household warm
And keep it there at Christmas time
Let this family know we care so much
They should not be alone
Please help our thoughts be passed along
To warm those within this home
For Christmas is a time to know
That the coming of this child
Provides for all across our earth
To be reunited with that smile
The one that used to hold a hand
Or hold us in a hug
The one for whom we shed these tears
On this cold and lonely night
Please hold them close on Christmas morn
Celebrate the birthday of this child
Who came to bring salvation forth
To reunite them in awhile

By Roger Borchert

We pray oh Lord you stand near this Christmas to warm, to hold these families tight and mend these hearts so torn. Wishing you all the best this Christmas and throughout the coming year.

The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
November 07, 2009
In Respect of our Military Families, Our Fallen, and Wounded on Remembrance Day

For what we take for granted
So many have died for
So many lives so vastly changed
At the dreadful cost of war
There is the good; there is the bad
A liberated nation cheers
Left in dread for those young souls lost
Devastated a world back home
Efforts to protect a peace
That no one thought was near
Laying lives upon the line
Visions at times so unclear
Lives touched by fear or lived in dread
Of wounded coming home
Of crosses lined in many rows
From a trip down a heroes road
I have been sitting on the bank
Of a river flowing by
Flowing heavy with the flood of tears
From their family’s eyes
For on this day of remembrance
Their thoughts, their dreams, their prayers
Are focused on a loved one lost
Leaving them in such despair
My heart it wants to reach out
Let them know I can’t forget
The gift they’ve laid for their fellow man
Tis the greatest gift to give
So humbled in a moment’s thought
So treasured was the step
That they took forth at their country’s call
Let it never be forgot
We measure freedom lightly now
For we’ve grown so familiar with
But if not for those who took this step
And gave this precious gift
Would we take it so very lightly
Would we have the chance to vent
About all that annoys and bothers us
Without retribution for what we’ve said
So thankful they stood so proudly for
All that we hold so dear
All that makes us Canada
For me it’s oh so clear
For some others they just don’t get it
They think so little of
What has been placed in front of them
At the cost of someone’s love
If I could send forth a message
Place it in a bottle, float it by
I’d provide a note of how much I care
For those whose tears are flowing by
If I could walk along this shore
Such a warming hug I’d give
To those who’ve lost a loved one
So we can live the way we live

By Roger Borchert

So Many gave so much so we could be who we are. So Proud to be Canadian
We will Remember Them

Our Hearts, Our Tears, Our Prayers
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
September 24, 2009
Thinking of you today Nathan and of your friends and loved ones. Lord be near them all as they go through this, the second anniverary of your passing and our great loss as a nation. You Nathan will be remembered and I thank you from all that is within me for your sacrifice and efforts towards making our world a better place.

Thank You
The Borchert Family Slave Lake Alberta
July 09, 2009
in the short time i knew nathan i got to know him so well on a personal level.spending time with him i quickly learned how cool,collected and genuine of young man he was. this influenced me more every time we hungout together. it made me try harder to be a good man, a harder worker being that we worked for sister companies and would often work together, and a more understanding friend. to try to be like him would take a life time but it still rubbed off on me a little more each time we got together.
nathan and i lived a few blocks apart and would have a couple casual beers and watch a war movie, and talk about the military which i hoped to join in the near future.
shortly before he was to begin his training for his overseas mission he came over and told me about what was asked of him if he should choose to accept,he even asked me what i thought he should do. being that it was my dream to some day join the canadian forces and experience combat i told him it was an amazing opportunity and that if it was what he ultimately wanted to do then the right answer to the military personnel in charge was yes. i believe he was the first canadian reservist asked to drive a main battle tank sine ww2.
little did i know this was one of the last times i would hangout with him, and not a day goes by that i don't wish i told him again how proud of him i was or what he meant to me as a friend and rolemodle, i wish i could have sent him off with a hug and a hand shake instead of a "see you in a bit dude".
only a great family could raise such a great man and to them i send my condolences from the bottom of my heart.
rest in peace my brother, my hero.
April 08, 2009
Thinking of our Canadian Fallen Soldiers due to our efforts in Afghanistan. For them, their families, friends and fellow soldiers during this Easter Season: this Poem was written with the help of one of their Mothers. For her assistance and inspiration I am so very, very grateful.

We thank you Lord for being near
And for your gifts given unto us
We thank you too for sending forth
Your son’s so gentle touch
He provides our world with caring hearts
Without which we could not love
He gives strength to those who would step forth
In a world hidden but from above
They’ve stepped beneath terrors darkened clouds
Too many whisked away
We pray Oh Lord you gather them
Provide them a new day
Please take them close, near to thee
We entrust them to your care
Let them rest awhile hold them near
And set their spirits free
May they stand proud now
Among their peers
Families, friends, and loved ones too
For in the loving Grace of an angel’s touch
We’re drawn so much closer unto you

Thank you so very much for your efforts and sacrifice towards making our world a better place.

Our tears, our hearts, our prayers
Roger Borchert
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
December 31, 2008
For the loved ones of Canada’s Fallen Heroes

May the New Year bring
A warmth to thee
That helps to heal the heart
That mends the fracture caused within
That’s torn you apart
May it whisper in your ear at night
That love is standing near
That you will never be alone
A warmth to quell your fear
May it welcome you in mornings’ light
And be near throughout the day
Standing near to comfort you
In a needed special way
May you always know
The time will come
Together you will be
Find in the tear a memory brings
The joy it helped you see

May the lord be near throughout the year, come and help in every day, that it takes for you to overcome this tragedy life did play.

Our Hearts, Our tears, Our Prayers
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
December 20, 2008
For the families, loved ones, and friends of Canada’s fallen soldiers: It was written this evening with thoughts of what you and your families are going through at this season and could not hold it back any longer. It is my Christmas gift to you all.

I thank you for wandering near
As you think of where I lie
You think of what I went through
And a tear wells up inside

Let not that tear
Fall for me I’m sitting watching you
For I’m not there at all no more
I’m here inside of you

I’m sitting near within your thoughts
And in your memories
I’m just the thought a gentle breeze
In a gust of memory

I’m the gentle shiver when you are near
I’m the glimmer in your eye
I’m the sparkle that a teardrop brings
When it wells up in your eye

I’m the smile a fond moment brings
I’m the warmth you held so dear
Remember that, as time goes by
And know I’m standing near

As you look upon the Christmas tree
Shinning at this time of year
Know the Lord sent his only son
So that I could be standing near

May our Lord be near you all.

Our hearts and prayers go out to you all during this so difficult time of year. Please know that it comes complete with the glisten of tears held within the eyes of it’s, author Roger Borchert. Thank you so very much for the efforts of your loved one towards making our world a better place

The Borchert Family, Slave Lake Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
November 06, 2008
In Respect and Remembrance of Our Fallen Warriors, their Mothers, Fathers, Wives, Children, Grandparents, Loved Ones, Friends, Fellow Troops, and all those Canadians whose hearts and tears lay at your side; I submit:

There are no words that I can place here in this registry that could ever justify or explain the loss of your loved one, friend, or fellow soldier. Please know that my family and I cannot stand idly by, without taking a moment, to express how much our hearts go out to you. There is no greater gift towards the future of our country, our world, our humanity, than the efforts and sacrifices made by our Canadian forces towards making our world a better place. Whatever the politics of the day, whatever the leadership of the moment, our selfless warriors have stepped forth to deploy to meet the needs of our changing world, with honour and an integrity that is unrivalled. We as Canadians truly bow and honour your efforts and sacrifice.

We have fallen on fields of battle
In lands so far from home
We have marched to war in honour
For those who’ve felt alone
We have defended those who couldn’t
And stood between the lines
Of two opposing armies
In this new world in our time
We have stood for those who cannot
For those who are oppressed
Standing shoulder to shoulder
To help others do their best
We have held our line with honour
Fury held at bay
Rebuilding a broken nation
To allow all to have a say
Our sons and daughters moms and dads
Stepped forth to make it so
A gift given for a better world
Such a precious gift you know
Our youth in pride have stepped forth
Do this job as best they can
Lay their life upon the line
Each true Canadians
They will not be forgotten
We can never turn away
They have taught the price of giving
In such an honoured way
For where would our world be then
If we just stood by and watched
Could we look ourselves in the eye
And say it wasn’t lost

Our tears. Our thanks. Our prayers.
The Borchert Family, Slave Lake, Alberta
rogbor@live.ca
October 11, 2008
Son, I think of you every day. You are my reason and my hope. I love you so much. Thank you so much forever for your last words to me the night before yourlast battle.

"I love you too, Dad."

Peace on your journey
September 28, 2008
With a heavy heart stepping forth
Please forgive me when I say
That I let you down in the past
In not a little way

I did not write to let you know
Just how much I cared
For the sacrifice you’ve given
For so many in despair

You stepped forth and joined our forces
Laid your life upon the line
To bring about a safer world
A new world in our time

Fellow soldiers friends and families
And those you held so dear
Still think of you most everyday
For us others it’s not so clear

We must slow down and take the time
Understand how great the cost
For if not placed in front of us
Can we comprehend the loss

Sometimes we’re just so very shy
Or we don’t know what to say
Or do not want to interfere
Or seem superficial in any way

I can no longer withhold my thoughts
I have to pass them on
For it breaks my heart just thinking of
All those left to carry on

Please know that you are in my prayers
Will be there for years to come
Know that you are in my thoughts
For the efforts you have done

Oh yes there is that special day
To remember not to forget
Those who’ve paid the greatest price
We can never repay this debt

Corporal Nathan Hornburg we knew you not, but our prayers reach out for you, your loved ones, friends, and fellow soldiers. We do, so dearly, thank you and your loved ones for your efforts towards making our world a better place.

The Borchert Family Slave Lake Alberta
August 25, 2008
I didn't know him, but I'm so sorry for your loss
August 19, 2008
I was shocked to hear of his passing and saddened. My memories of Nathan begin as a child playing gnomes, house, and UFO club. Than later in jr. high deciding our characters, he lent a hand, even on pizza day. He was a kind person, standing for the good not only in the world, but for the individual.

My heart is with you all,
Suvi
January 22, 2008
The Soldier

He was witty and bright
He left before his time
But he did what he loved.

He was intelligent and
compassionate about what
He did

He left before his time
But he did what he loved.

He did a lot and excelled at it.
He died knowing that he
Did his part but left far too
Soon.

Whom we loved
And admired for
What he did.
He was bright and witty.

His grace and honesty
Made him great and
His Legacy will live on
For those who follow.

Written on September 26, 2007 by
Aaron Loree, a cousin of Nathan.
January 22, 2008
Dear Linda, Rachel, Tyler, and Michael.
I have the benefit of reading all the messages you have received. I know that Nathan is looking down and hanging around you often to share your lives as you pick up the pieces and learn to go on without his physical presence. His mission to improve the lives of those who are oppressed and lacking a lot of the things we here in Canada take for granted, is going forward. Adult education for those who were never schooled or left early due to family reasons are now being educated and are being given food for their families. Thank you Nathan for your part in the efforts of our fellow countrymen to bring about a brighter outlook for others you cared about so deeply to give your life for it.
Our love and prayers go to all the Loree and Hornburg families and many others who are considered "family" to us as we remember Nathan now and always. Nathan held the standard set by others in the family in WWII and
kept his commitment to life and liberty to the end. Bless you all.
January 06, 2008
I know sometimes it must feel like people have forgotten about you or the heroic journey that you've made. But not a day goes by that we don't think of you.
November 13, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

November 10, 2007
Our frank condolences to the loss of your son, brother, friend Nathan.
We have trained Him in July, 2007 in Germany.
We will keep Him as a courageous, friendly, dear-worth person in recollection.
Excuse please the late Kondulenz, but we have got to know only today from the visitors' book.
Our prayers are with you.

M.Liebert, Markus Kraff, Marlo place, Olaf Munch, Andreas Pachali, Udo Bauer, Dirk Gruber
Matthias Liebert (Munster, Germany)
November 08, 2007
Unser Aufrichtiges Beileid zum Verlust Ihres Sohnes, Bruders, Freundes Nathan.
Wir haben Ihn im Juli 2007 in Deutschland ausgebildet.
Wir werden Ihn als mutigen, freundlichen, liebenwerten Menschen in Erinnerung behalten.
Entschuldigen Sie bitte die späte Kondulenz, aber wir haben erst heute von dem Gästebuch erfahren.
Unsere Gebete sind bei Ihnen.

M.Liebert,Markus Kraff, Marlo Ort,Olaf Munch,Andreas Pachali, Udo Bauer,Dirk Gruber
October 22, 2007
Dear Family of Nathan
No feeble words of consolation can realy condole adequately to assuage a loss. Thoughout the tributes there is a true expression of real love.
October 21, 2007
My friend, Michael--I have hesitated writing, trying to find words with the strength of oaks to give you support. In the end, they seemed to me all too fragile and inconsequential. You certainly have our love and friendship. You and your family are in Karen's and my prayers. When you have a moment please update us on the best ways to contact you.
Sincerely, David and Karen
October 15, 2007
Mike,
I'm so sorry Buddy. My family are praying for Nathan and your entire family. Denny Fox
October 14, 2007
Dear Mike, It is far beyond the pale of human imagining to even begin to grasp the immensity of your loss. My prayers and those of all of my friends are with you and your family.

Love & Peace
Thomas Radcliffe
October 14, 2007
Mike,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your son Nathan. Your family will be in my prayers.
Jim Palumbo
SLUH '68
October 13, 2007
Nathan Hornburg took my Political Geography class at Mount Royal College. He was one of the best students I have ever had the pleasure of teaching. His class contributions were always thoughtful and respectful. He cared deeply about leaving the world a better place than he had found it. Peace and courage to family and friends.
October 13, 2007
Dear Linda, Micheal and Rachel,
Our heart goes out to you for your loss. Nathan represented all that was good and pure. At his tender young age, he showed a courage and resolve that most never achieve in a lifetime. He is an inspiration and role model for young people everywhere. Thank you for bringing this special soul into the world.
October 12, 2007
Michael,

I am sure all of your SLUH classmates echo my expression of sympathy for you and your family. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
October 11, 2007
To Nathan's Family and Friends I am so sorry for your great loss. Rachel, my thoughts are with you and your family.
October 08, 2007
October 08, 2007
As the mother of a 24 year old myself, I cannot begin to imagine your loss. I can however compliment you for having raised such a wonderful caring and giving son. I offer my condolences and those of my family at this most difficult time.
October 07, 2007
uncle jim loves you nathan,you are a hero to me and all the free world.you have my heartfelt smpyathy. 10/4 uncle jim
October 06, 2007
To Nathan's Family,

I have just read your family statement and hear the pride you have in your son. It is so hard, my son Andrew "Boomer" was killed in Afghanistan Aug 11/06 (23 yrs). I do know somewhat, what you are going through. Just know that I care, and that I pray for you to cope, to help carry on what Nathan and Andrew believed in. The agnst that we feel, the pride, the pain, it is all there and in the midst of this surreal journey that you are now on, hang on to your cherished memories of Nathan. May God give you peace and rest.
October 06, 2007
To the family and friends of Nathan Hornburg

Our sympathies and condolences to Nathan's family and friends. We know and understand some of what you are going through. Our son, Cpl Brent Poland, was one of the 6 guys KIA on Easter Sunday in Afghanistan. Our thoughts are with you.
Don Poland, father of Brent Poland
October 06, 2007
I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I am deeply overwhelmed by his ultimate sacrifice - and will continually be thankful for the beauty and freedom of Canada - thanks to men like him. God bless you!
October 06, 2007
I don't really know why I feel compelled to leave a note of condolence to a family I have never meet for a person I have never met. I offer condolences to the family as it seemed to me the whole city of Calgary was in grief over the loss of someone so young.
October 05, 2007
Linda and family
I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I hope that you can feel the love and support your yoga friends are sending your way and that you may feel comforted by our prayers.
Namaste
Judy
October 05, 2007
To the family and friends of Nathan
Hornburg,

Thank-you for your son and friend,
who walked on this earth for too few years. He showed grit, determination and courage, all signs of a true hero. Now, you as his family, and friends
must show courage and strength. May God grant you with both.
God Bless
Donna and family
October 05, 2007
We grieve each and every time we hear the dreaded words a Canadian casualty in Afghanistan. We grieve with you on the loss of Nathan. You are not alone as evidenced by the number of entries in this book, the numbers that attended his funeral and lined the routes in Ontario and Calgary which Nathan travelled.May this help ease your sorrow,
Rob and Pam Malcolm
October 05, 2007
To the Hornburg family,

Though I never had the pleasure and honor of meeting Nathan, I am deeply saddened by your loss and wish to express my sincere condolences at this sad time. God now has a new angel, and our brave young hero will always be remembered with gratitude.
October 05, 2007
Nathan, in today’s day and age, the word "hero" is often used to describe sports players or musicians. You, sir, however exemplify what a true hero is. For one who possesses your courage, your commitment, and to lay down your life for your country is a HERO in every sense of the ideal. You were willing to defend the ideals, such as Freedom and Equality that our country so firmly and proudly stands for. You are joining the hero’s that have passed before you in the noble fight against tyranny and opression.As a former Leopard crewman myself, I thank you for your sacrifice and in return promise to never forget what you have done for us. My three young sons will grow up understanding the cost of freedom, this to you I promise.

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
October 05, 2007
October 05, 2007
The Hornburg Family:

Our thought and prayers are with you at this time of loss. We know that Nathan's spirit will be with you always. Former Waldorf Parents.
October 05, 2007
I did not know Nathan personally but having served with the LdSH, RCD & KOCR in the past, attending the service and reuniting with many of my comrades I felt we were very close. Nathan not only did what he was trained to do but he also showed his courage from within through his actions that day. He has made all of us very proud. I was also happy that he was one of the first KOCR's in a very long time to get trained up on a real tank. I am sure he had a blast in Germany doing the course. That said, when you find the time to get out to your special camping spot, light a big fire and have a cold beer. You know he will be there with you. That's what I plan to do this weekend.

Regards & ONWARD.
October 05, 2007
My family and I are deeply sorry for your loss. We appreciate Nathan and his good character that so many people report.
October 05, 2007
Linda, Mike and families,

As is evident in all these messages, whether family, friend or comrad, we all want to show our love and support to you at this time. Consider each of us a link in a huge fortress that will sustain you. We are sorry we weren't able to attend the service to stand as part of the "Loree wall" to support you. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
October 04, 2007
To the family and friends of Nathan Hornburg:

May be memories of your precious Nathan sustain you through the saddest of times and may God's love comfort and guide you. Your son's sacrifice will never be forgotten. He is a true hero to his country.

Sherry Clark
Mother of Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe
October 04, 2007
My prayers go out to his family and all members of the KOCR. You've all lost a family member. God bless
October 04, 2007
Mavis, Gord, and the rest of Nathan's family:
Our sincere condolences for your loss. Our respect and deepest admiration goes out to our young men who fight as proud Canadians. God bless them and their families. Our prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
October 04, 2007
His spirit echoes, always will. His city is proud, his country is proud, those like me and my family, who didn't know Nathan, are so very proud. This doesn't help much, I know, as I can only imagine the pain in your heart. My sister's son died in 2000 - it never has gone away for her though she daily counts blessings. Our hearts, prayers and deepest condolences to you and yours. From one parent to you, from one sister to you - I cry for you.
October 04, 2007
Although we didn't know Nathan we would just like you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family and that we thank Nathan from the bottom of our hearts. He is a true hero.
October 04, 2007
My thoughts are prayers go out to all of Nathan's family and friends. Your going to be missed, even by those who weren't lucky enough to meet you.
October 04, 2007
A good and fearless young man has given his life for for the freedom of others.
My he rest in the peace of gods gental embrace in peace at last
October 04, 2007
My thoughts and prayers with your family at this time, I never knew Nathan and attended the service today as a guest, and was very touched by it... http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherlock77/1485769695/
October 04, 2007
As a former member of the Canadian Forces and a member of SYEP 1987, of which there were many KOCR's as instructors, it is with profound sadness that I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Cpl. Hornburg.

Rest easy now good soldier, you have done your duty, and all of us are so very proud and honoured by your sacrifice. If it were possible, I would gladly trade places with you that you could be with your loved ones again.

Godspeed, Corporal Hornburg.

Pte. D. Bodner (ret'd)
October 04, 2007
You are my hero.
October 04, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this tragic time. I too lost a brother, Sgt Donald Lucas, who was killed in Afghanistan Easter Sunday, April 8th. Take comfort in knowing that Nathan died for what he believed in. God Bless.
October 04, 2007
To the Hornburg famliy; I can not imagine your pain and disappointment over loosing your son and all the dreams you had for him. The words "thank you" for what he gave seem so inadequete, but will say them anyway. May you be comforted from what ever Source.
October 04, 2007
Dear Ms. Hornburg and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Everytime that I see one of our brave soldiers lost in this battle I am reminded of my Great Uncle Robert Stewart killed by the nazis at Dieppe in 1942. He was 21. As a person born in 1965, I never knew him. Nevertheless, a memory of him - and his sacrifice - was alway kept alive by those around me who did know him. While small consolation, they may live on in this way.

Sincerely,

Dean Gregory
October 04, 2007
rest in peace and thank you for your sacrifice.
October 04, 2007
I wish to express my deepest sympathy's and to commend your family for your courage to make this public. As a mother of a active soldier who also started his military career as with 33 Fld Engineers Reserves I thank you for keeping this in the public eye so our soldiers are never forgotten. You are living my worst nightmare but believe me when I say your son will never be forgotten.

Kim
October 04, 2007
May God Bless your family during this difficult time and know that our country grieves with you
October 04, 2007
Dear Rachel, Linda & Michael

I am so saddened by the sudden loss of Nathan. My thoughts are with you.
All of my Love,
October 04, 2007
As a retired Serviceman, I understand the devotion and dedication that drove your son to Enlist with the Regiment. PLease accept my most heart felt condolences, from someone who truely understands your families sacrifice. May God bless you and keep you.
October 04, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends at this difficult time. Your loss has touched the hearts of those who never new Nathan as you have. A brave and caring soul, who paid the ultimate sacrifice so the Afghan people may enjoy someday, the freedoms we take for granted here in Canada.
I have served in the Kings Own reserves back in the 60's and I had the privilage serving with many fine men and women just like Nathan.
October 04, 2007
October 04, 2007
Dear Michael, Rachael & Tyler;

While Lindsay and I only met Nate for a short 3 day trail ride in August, we remember Nate and will remember Nate as a happy, fun loving, and caring person. He loved life. Our hearts and thoughts go out to you all on this very sad occasion.
October 04, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice. Rest in peace with your brothers-in-arms in the heavenly rally point.
October 04, 2007
My deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
October 04, 2007
May the Lord bring you peace to you in this time of grief. He will be remembered.
October 04, 2007
May your memories of Nathan bring you comfort and peace in your darkest hours, and in all the difficult days ahead; his sacrifice will not be forgotten.

With deepest sympathies,
Therese McKean & Family
(a veteran's proud and grateful daughter)
October 04, 2007
Please accept our deepest sympathies. Nathan has paid the ultimate price and it should not go unnoticed. We will always support our troops. Lest we forget.
October 04, 2007
Nath: your leadership and strength has provided others with the strength to follow their own convictions and to pursue what they feel to be right and just.

You were a remarkable guy to have known in life and you will continue to guide and influence others. You are a light that will always emanate and effect change.

Rest easy. Peace.
October 04, 2007
A hero that will never be forgotten. Thank you from a greatful nation.
October 04, 2007
On behalf of my family, I would like to pass on our condolences to the Hornburg family. The world has lost a good man willing to take the risk that came with helping a country in need. Our hopes are that the Hornburgs can take solace in the difference Nathan was making in Afghanistan.
October 04, 2007
My sincerest condolences. I wanted to thank you for raising such a fine young man...and allowing him to be who he wanted to be and go where he wanted to go.
October 04, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We are so greatful that there are people like Nathan who are so dedicated to their country.
October 04, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
October 04, 2007
I knew you 5 years ago
I still remember you
and I will keep on remembering you
October 04, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are will you all at this time. Nathan is in the hearts and minds of many Calgarians and Canadians. Remember him as he would want to be remembered.
Rick and Linda Wright
October 04, 2007
May the Lord rest in the hearts of those that are grieving. He is now in safe hands. His name will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Don Lloyd Ret'd CD1
October 04, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad period !
October 04, 2007
Our prayers and thoughts are with this brave man and his family and friends. Roger and Pauline Davies
October 04, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss and sadness.
October 04, 2007
Dear Linda, Michael and Rachael,

This is a poem we thought may help you in your loss of Nathan at his "Great Graduation".

"The Bud That Bloomed"

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Plucked in the bud!" they said,
"Poor youth! With all his life ahead!"
God has consigned him to the dead.
And, bitter-toned, did I agree
He who ordains such tragedy
Most cruel, surely, and hard be.
"Oh heartless God, that ever lets death creep
Like chilling frost amongst life's flowers!"
Thusly I fell asleep.
And then I dreamed. And in my sleeping vision seemed
To stand before the throne of God, as far as eye could see
Adoring multitudes knelt down and all praised God save me.
Erect I stood. My angry rebel soul defiant cried:
"Thou cruel, heartless God! Thou stole young life from him that died!
Let craven throngs bow down in fear! I shall not kneel
To one that manhood thieves from youth
No God of love will steal
A bud 'ere it has a chance to bloom,
And will not let it grow!
Hot, angry pride burned in my hurt and furious soul, and woe
Had made me heedless of his awful wrath. No force, in truth,
Could change my mind, How could I love a God that loved not youth?
But God struck not.
"Poor blinded soul, thou hast not sight to see;
I take not away the life I gave, but enrich it abundantly. Knowest thou not uprooted young plants removed from the garden plot
In other plots may bloom most fair though old friend see them not?
I have given each soul his life, for life is a gift from me:
Lo, When they come home they do not die, but live eternally."
Then my wandering eyes beheld the child upon his knee,
As love called in a gentle voice: "Let children come to me."
Next morning, as the sun came up, I stole
A rosebud from its bush and placed it in a bowl,
And took it to his mother, "Alas!" she cried "Here is another!
Another life plucked in the bud!"
"Watch" I said, "And learn of God".
Hour by hour the rosebud grew
Quite hidden from the garden's view.
At length upon the water lay
A perfect rose in every way.
And there never bloomed a rose so red
As the bud the rose-tree thought was dead. "My son did not die!" his mother cried,
With God his promise is glorified!"

by Rev. Rod MacAulay


May God bless each of you and may God send his angels to watch over Nathan and yourselves. You are in our prayers.

Keith, Lynda and Mercedes
October 03, 2007
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Nathan in this time of great sorrow. I did not know him but as a former reservist I am so proud of him and his commitment to making this a better world. As a mother of a son only a few years younger than Nathan it is your pain that I feel for. It is the greatest fear of all us to lose a child, and there is nothing I can say to ease that pain but know that we all are here with you thinking of him, and wishing his time had not yet come. It is true that we all go at some time, but not many of us leave this world a hero, and he is a hero, and he will not be forgotten.
October 03, 2007
Thank you for your sacrifice. Freedom is never free.

God bless.
October 03, 2007
To all who grieve, Family, Friends, Regimental Members my thought are with you.
ONWARD
October 03, 2007
To the family of Nathan Hornburg - including the military family

After reading the condolence book, I was struck by the notion that several people have indicated that a hero fell. I believe the other way, a man went to work one day and became a Hero! Every time I see a Veteran's plate, I want to salute, to say Thank you, to show my appreciation for those who served in any capacity.

He mattered. He matters still. His efforts (as well as those of other soldiers) inspire, give hope and create great pride. Thank you for your contribution to my world.

Kori McGregor, Brian McGregor, and Lorraine Cooper
October 03, 2007
I am at a loss for words. My deepest sympathies are with you. My husband recently returned from a tour in Kandahar. Many of our friends did not. Our prayers are with you.
October 03, 2007
Hornburg Family , Friends and Nathans Fellow Soldiers ,

Our family extends our condolences and sympathies as we grieve for the loss of another soldier doing what he believed in . Our family was full of soldiers and to this day , we thank them for what they have done and thank you for what you did and are continuing to do to keep us safe and try to keep peace in other countries . We are very proud to say " We are part of the soldier family " and will always show our respect and gratitude .

This is a poem that we truely believe in .

Heartprints

Whatever we touch ,
We leave fingerprints !
On walls , on furniture ,
On doorknobs , dishes , books .
As we touch we leave our identity .

Oh please where ever I go today ,
Help me leave heartprints !
Heartprints of compassion ,
Of understanding and love ,
Heartprints of kindness ,
and genuin concern .

May my heart touch a lonely neighbour ,
Or a run away daughter ,
Or an anxious mother ,
Or perhaps , a dear friend .

I shall go out today ,
To leave heartprints ,
And if someone should say
" I felt your touch ",
May that one sense be ...YOUR LOVE
Touching through Me .

Author Unknown .
October 03, 2007
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Your son made a commitment to stand against evil and for that we are forever grateful.
October 03, 2007
Dear Michael, Linda, Rachel & Tyler;

When sister Maggi told us that our cousin's son Nathan had been killed in Afganistan, we just could not believe the tragic news. It doesn't seem real to see Nathan's face on TV and in the newspapers and to hear his name spoken on the radio. This sudden tragedy hits us too close to home in so many ways.
We tend to get desensitized when we hear of the now 71 Canadian soldiers killed in the last 5 years but Nathan was not only a fellow Canadian, Albertan, and Calgarian. Nathan was a part of our home town of Nanton and he was family. Our son Jesse is Nathan's cousin and also the very same age of 24. It seems like yesterday they were playing together as toddlers and recently we had just begun to know Nathan as the impressive young man he had grown to become.
We too lost a son suddenly and he too was only 24 years old. In 1996, our son Devin died from an acute asthma attack while training to become a Paramedic. We too came home late that night to hear the horrible news and at first refused to believe it. The person waiting there to break the shocking news to us was Devin's best friend Darren Beatty. Darren was a Paramedic who also died suddenly at a young age in 2001 as a Constable on the Calgary Police Force during TAC Team training.
Nathan, like all these brave young men were willing to put themselves in harm's way in order to help others in need. Like them, Nathan had so much promise and was so loved and admired by everyone who knew him. We can just see Nathan jumping in to rescue his fellow comrades and putting their safety ahead of his own. This is what a true Hero does.
Sadly it seems only the good die young but some say the light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. If that is true then Nathan is now among the best of the best. We are so proud and honoured to have known all these incredible young men.
Looking back to when we lost our Devin, I don't know how our family held it together those first few days and weeks. We didn't have all the media glare that Darren's family and now Nathan's family are having to deal with. We also couldn't imagine having to leave the comfort of our friends and family and home to fly across the country and be away for days waiting for our son to come home.
So Michael, Linda, Rachel and Tyler - we hope you can find some comfort in knowing that the whole Loree/Hornburg Family and Friends are here for you and we are all so proud to call Nathan one of our own. In a way, we can thank all the media coverage for helping us all to know and appreciate the amazing man Nathan was. In fact, all of Nanton, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the whole world now knows what a true Hero Nathan is and always will be!

Love - Hugh, Cheryll & Jesse.
October 02, 2007
I am so sorry. There are no words to express how tragic his loss is. We are thinking about you. RIP Nathan.
October 02, 2007
I am moved to tears reading all of these tributes to your much loved son. We must never take "our" freedom for granted. May God give you much comfort and peace over the next months.
October 02, 2007
Our deepest sympathies and condolences.
Nathan you will always be remembered - forever.

AB Prebeau - Menezes & Family
HMCS Tecumseh
October 02, 2007
You have our families deepest sympathies for the loss of your son. Our oldest son leaves this winter for Afghanistan so we can feel your pain at the thought of losing a son. But are deeply proud and honored to know our country can produce such fine young men. Your family is in our prayers as you go through this tough time.
October 02, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

LS Thammanna
HMCS Tecumseh
Calgary
October 02, 2007
Dearest Hornburg Family,

While words offer little solace for your loss, as the sister of a reservist scheduled for Afghanistan shortly, I am deeply touched by your loss and offer my condolences.

In celebration of Nathan’s life; may the memories that live on in your heart offer you comfort, strength and peace at this difficult time.

Warmest hugs and wishes from the entire Fernandes family, ~ sacha fernandes
October 02, 2007
Nathan should be proud of what he did in Afganistan. He was very brave to have gone over to fight for what he believed in and what was best for Canada and the rest of the world. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
October 02, 2007
Our heartfelt condolences. Your son and brother has made Canada proud. God speed the days til your pain becomes bearable. Rest in peace Nathan.
October 02, 2007
Please except our deepest sympathy. I am a retired Warrant Officer and my son is due to go in theatre in Jan/Feb 08.
My wife and I share your thoughts.
I wish there was something we could say to make you feel better.
October 02, 2007
From one reserveist military family to another, we share your pain. I got to know Nathan through his parents at the deployment sessions we attended and watched as his father spoke so proudly of the son he loved so deeply. We are so proud of the sacrifice that Nathan made to continue in helping make the world a safer place. These will be difficult times for you but as time eases so will your grief, take heed that time does heal.

Shawna & Cpl Jeff Taylor
October 02, 2007
I am a proud Canadian.
Nathan willingly laid his life on the line to guarantee that all Canadians will continue to have a country to be proud of. Though I never knew Nathan, word of his death brought a tear to my eye. On the one hand I grieve for the family left behind. On the other hand I shed a tear of pride knowing that this young Canadian willingly paid the ultimate price for the freedoms all Canadians enjoy.
I am a proud Canadian thanks to Nathan and his comrades who willingly defend freedom on behalf of each and every Canadian.
My heartfelt condolences go out to all of Nathan's family, friends, and fellow soldiers. Nathan will not be forgotten.
October 02, 2007
Dearest Mike, Linda and Rachel,

We are both heartbroken by your loss, yet so very proud of Nathan and everything he stands for.

All our abiding love,

Joy and Andy (Sylvan and Carolyn) Daniels.
October 02, 2007
I am sorry for your loss, and am praying for you the friends and family, the Regiment and the entire military community back in Calgary.
October 02, 2007
To The Hornburg Family,
We share your terrible greif as a country and as grateful world he wanted to protect.He died a hero and will always be a pride to his family and the service he so faithfully served.We send our prayers and our deepest sympathy.
Yours Truly,
Suzanne Ball
October 02, 2007
There are no words that can ease the devastation of Nathans loss. He gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country and beliefs. You've earned your place in heaven.
October 02, 2007
Rest in Peace Soldier. You will always be a hero.
October 02, 2007
Dear Linda, Michael and Rachel,

it was with great sadness that we heard of Nathan´s death. We have fond memories of him from our time together at the Waldorf School. Now we are adding the picture of the brave young man. We will keep his memory in our hearts. His was a life well lived and you can be very proud of him. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Annemone and family
October 02, 2007
I was blessed to have known Nathan during my time at Bishop Carroll High School. We both played on the school football team from Grade 10-12. On September 11, 2001 I remember coach gathering us for a prayer and at that time he remarked that the day's events would change the lives of all of us. Indeed he was right. We have lost a teammate in Afghanistan building a better world. God Bless Nathan. Rest in Peace.
October 02, 2007
We could never thank you enough for your sacrifice.
October 02, 2007
As the wife of a Canadian soldier, my heart goes out to you.
As Cpl. Hornburg rests, having given the last full measure of his devotion to our country, may his light linger 'round you with a blessed radiance, bringing you comfort and solace, brightening your days.
With sympathy,
October 02, 2007
Nathan,
I will forever cherish our childhood together. I was so looking forward to reconnecting with you upon your return. You will be remembered as a brave and honourable man, who took it upon himself to make our world a better place to be.
Linda, Michael and Rachael and the rest of Nathan's family, my deepest sympathies for your loss. Thank you for raising such a son, who touched my heart and changed the world for the better. He will be remembered and sorely missed.
October 02, 2007
You, along with every other Canadian soldier we have lost, are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God bless!
October 02, 2007
To Linda, Michael and Rachel (and extended family members),

Linda and Michael, although we have only known you for a short time, our hearts go out to you. The news of Nathan’s death hit us like a tidal wave. Knowing Nathan has touched us all. My husband was one of his instructors while he was in training with the KOCR; Jason was on course with him and later one of his roomies while in Edmonton as well as part of the “Fearsome Foursome from Calgary”. I remember taking photos of you and Nathan at the Edmonton deployment in August. That was such an emotionally draining day seeing our sons off to see them try to change the world. In the month that followed, I can relate to the fears and concerns you probably felt, as I'm sure all family members of deployed soldiers do. But now I can only image what you are going through, as you mourn the loss of your dear son and brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time as you grieve the sudden loss of Nathan, as well as to his military brothers and buddies. Although it's difficult to see beyond the sorrow today, may looking back on memories help comfort you tomorrow. The angels are always near to those who are grieving; to whisper to them that they’re loved ones are safe in the hand of God. May you find comfort in knowing that he is with God now. Love, the Loykowski family
October 02, 2007
Dear Hornburg Family, We are holding you close in our hearts and prayers. Thank you for the gift of your son and his dedication to his country, his belief that one person can make a difference for good in the lives of others and his actions to prove it.Nathan truly is a "son" of Canada and of us all.
With love from us all,
Bill, Linda and Emily Clayton
October 02, 2007
You have done your duty and served your country with honour and distinction. May you Rest in Peace.
October 02, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very dificult time.
October 02, 2007
Dear Linda, Mike and Family,

When I heard the name of the fallen soldier, I immediately thought of you. The years have flown past, but times like these bring you rushing back to old memories. Vic mentioned the curling bonspeils from years ago when you would show up with little Nathan in hand. Good times. I just wanted to reach out and say that I'm so sorry for your loss.

God Bless,
October 02, 2007
Please know that our thoughts and our prayers are with all of you at this time

God Bless
October 02, 2007
We mourn with you, and thank Nathan for his service, may he be forever blessed
October 02, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories of Nathan bring you comfort. Thank you for your sacrifice to our country.
October 02, 2007
I did not know Nathan, but like our son (Pte Kevin Dallaire) I do understand that he needed to make a difference in this world. His sacrifice will never be forgotten. He is a hero. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
October 02, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as lay your son and brother to rest.
Nathan's ultimate sacrifice does not go unnoticed, and neither does your sacrifice as his loving family.
As fellow Canadians, we are very proud of him.

Warmly, The Ritchey Family
October 02, 2007
Words are never enough when such a difficult time comes to us. Nathan was my son Stephen's roommate in CFB Edmonton and friend during and after training. He helped to sent him off home, as we all watched and cried for Nathan. We are so sorry for this sudden loss of Nathan. Please accept our families sympathies and love in remembrance of your son.
October 02, 2007
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY, I AM SURE THAT GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU. GOD BLESS AND KEEP HIS SOUL, I WILL BE PRAYING FOR SPIRITUAL STRENGTH AND GUIDANCE DURING THIS SAD TIME.
October 02, 2007
Dearest Linda,
It was just over a month ago when we met you and Nathan; Aug 28th when we saw our boys off. I recall hugging and visiting with both of you on that emotionally exasperating day. In the month that followed, I can relate to the worries and anxiety you probably felt, as I'm sure all parents of deployed soldiers do. But I can only image what you are going through now. All of our troops who have, are and will serve are Heros, tragically Nathan paid the ultimate price in being one. Our sincere condolences to you, Michael, Rachel, her family and all extended family. Our hearts are also with Nate's military brothers and buddies; Matt, Jason, Trevor and Cade as they also are suffering this huge loss. In the days to come, may all of you find the strength, hope and courage to carry you through. Love Joy & Justin
October 02, 2007
To the Family of Nathan Hornburg,

The bible says:

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9)

May Nathan and all those who loved him be blessed.
October 01, 2007
Dear Linda;

The sudden death of your twenty-four year old son hit home like a ton of bricks. I have felt your pain. Please accept my extreme sympathy. I can't wait to hug you.
October 01, 2007
Hi Linda, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart is with you. I miss you and hope to see you again soon.
October 01, 2007
My son Pte. Kevin Kennedy who lost his life in Afghanistan while serving with 2RCR
October 01, 2007
My sincere condolences to the family of Nathan. I think about you guys often. I don't know you but I know the loss, heartache & pain you are going through. I too lost my son Pte. Kevin Kennedy in Afghanistan on Easter Sunday , April 8th, 2007. May God give us all the strength & courage to go on in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
October 01, 2007
Although I never met Cpl. Hornburg my heart goes out to his family and friends in this difficult time. As a former member of the King's Own although I never served with him I feel his loss as if he was my own family. We shall not forget you.
October 01, 2007
Linda and family - as the mother of a beautiful young man, my heart goes out to you. Your boy could be my boy. Be proud that you raised a son to selflessly fight for freedom. You have lost Nathan for the greater good of us all, May our world find love, peace and understanding.
October 01, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Nathan from my teaching days in junior high at Waldorf. Nathan was bright and genial-- and had a great sense of humour! I wish you all strength, and I hope that you can find some solace in knowing that so many people are holding you in their hearts.
October 01, 2007
He was a member of The King's Own family. Nathan will never be forgotten.
October 01, 2007
At an early age you could tell this kid was special. A four year old blond cutie on a trike, as the eight year old lead role in the basement play, “Prince Charming” put on by the girls, as a striking teenager capable of becoming anything, as a long distance bike riding buddy for this Dad, as a strong young man willing and able to fight evil where it lives. Nathan enriched the lives of so many people. He was calm and gracious at a going away diner in August where we stood around and said, “He’ll be OK, he’s just going in to mop up the mess after the battle.” How wrong we were.
L, M, R, K, and all the family/friends; We are all deeply saddend by your loss. I hope you are able to take strength from the fact you have the thanks & love of a very large community. We will never forget Nathan.
September 30, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and comrades of Corporal Nathan Hornburg. May God bless you in this time of sorrow and may your memories bring you comfort.

Proud parents of a Canadian Soldier
September 30, 2007
Sincere sympathy and prayers in your loss dear ones of Nathan Hornburg family,loved ones and Service family . Thank You for your sacrifices too especially this ultimate one as your son joins the sad list of losses to Canada, our country. Thank You for ALL each of you have given that we and others may be FREE.
(2Corinthians 1:1-6)
September 30, 2007
Our deepest sympathies to the family of Nathan Hornburg Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time. Thank-You for serving our Country so proudly.
September 30, 2007
I will always hold dear memories of attending Waldorf School with you as my peer. You and your family are wonderful people and were an integral part of that community.
Sending light, love and lots of healing to Rachel, Linda and Michael.
The fragility of life is so present in my mind. You are all in my thoughts.
September 30, 2007
My sincere condolences to the Hornburg family on their loss, be proud of Nathan for he was proud to be serving fighting for what he believed in. Nathan, thank you for your service and sacrifice for Canada. You are truly a hero.
September 30, 2007
To the family,friends, and comrades of Nathan Hornburg, I offer my sincere condolences. As an American who lost a young paratrooper friend in Afghanistan on Sept. 23,2007, my sadness is doubled when I hear of the loss of a fine Canadian soldier like Nathan.Nathan and his comrades in the Canadian Forces have given so much.Thank you seems like such an inadequate way to express my respect and esteem for Nathan and his fellow soldiers. May God hold Nathan and his comrades in the Light of his Love.
September 30, 2007
Please know that so many share your
pride and sympathize deeply with
your loss.
September 30, 2007
To the Hornburg family: Through your tears and sorrow, stand as proud as your son looks in his photo. He was a brave young man who unfortunately has become a fallen young soldier, a true hero to be remembered by all Canadians and everyone, everywhere who enjoys their freedom.
September 29, 2007
Linda,
I'm holding you and Nathan and your family in my heart, praying for grace and strength to be with you. Love from Jill
September 29, 2007
From my son and myself, 0ur Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Hornburg family.
September 29, 2007
We are so sorry for your loss. We are very proud of our soldiers, and we will never forget. Be proud of your son, your country is.
September 29, 2007
We are so sorry for your loss. We are very proud of our soldiers, and we will never forget. Be proud of your son, your country is.
September 29, 2007
Dear Hornburg family: I was so saddened to hear about the death of your son(brother)Nathan. I know he will never be forgotten by his family and country. Take care of yourselves during this difficult time and the days ahead. God bless you all.
September 29, 2007
although condolences are probably not enough right now, i offer my deepest ones. i played football with nathan for three years and although the field of battle was different then, i always felt a brotherhood with nathan. when i heard the news, i could do nothing but think of the courage and strength that he brought to the football field and assume that it was no different overseas. nathan was always a hero, it just took until now for everyone to notice it.
September 29, 2007
I am always saddened when i hear of another soldier died in action, but am greatful to them and their family for helping to protect us. my heart and prayers go our to his family.
September 29, 2007
On Sept 24th. the Canadian flag flying over our house was lowered to half-mast. We love you Linda.
September 29, 2007
GOD BLESS NATHAN THANK YOU FOR SHARING HIM WITH CANADA
September 29, 2007
I'm sorry to hear of another fallen soldier Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
September 29, 2007
Sympathy and prayers to Nathan's loved ones at this difficult time. May God give you the strength to get through the days, weeks and months ahead. Please know that Canadians recognize the great sacrifice this son has made and it is appreciated. Our deepest sympathy and Thank You.
September 29, 2007
I am sorry for your lose but you should be proud that he served his country well,and he will not be forgotten.
September 29, 2007
Very sorry for your loss, Linda & Mike.
September 29, 2007
To the Hornburg family and friends, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May your fondest memories and special moments of Nathan's life give you comfort now and always.

With my sincere condolences.
September 29, 2007
Dear Linda and family,
Please receive my deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. He was fighting to help restore freedom in the name of all of us. His life was intensely important to you and to all of us too.
September 29, 2007
Our hearts and tears go out to your family. It was a year ago Sept. 18, 2006 that our Family made that same trip to Trenton. Laugh, Hug, Cry and hold on to the memories as there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You will have good days as well as bad. The one thing that no one can take from us is our memories and our pride. We have to stand proud for our love ones and we do have a good reason to do so. Our Son's gave their lives for our freedom.
From the Family of Pte. David Byers
September 29, 2007
May you know God's comfort and strength in these difficult days.
September 28, 2007
Dear Nathan, a Son , a Braveheart

I was with your father in the first hour from when he found out what happened to you. You are so special to him Nathan. He was showing me your artitisic hand print hanging on the wall next to the front door . You and your Dad made it before leaving for your new journey.
This is just one small exhibit of how much of a wonderful, loving and thoughtful son, person and hero you are. God bless you, your family and friends.
September 28, 2007
Thank you.

To the Hornburg family: you are in my prayers.
September 28, 2007
our thoughts are with you and your family
September 28, 2007
To the family and friends of Nathan Hornburg.

We would like to express our deepest condolences for your recent loss. We do not know Nathan but it truly sounds that he was a very compassionate and dedicated young man and soldier who will be sorely missed by all.
September 28, 2007
I was at CFB Trenton today when Nathan came home. I stood with about a hundred others. We wanted to at least try to be a soft place for you to fall. The hearts of a nation ache with you and will continue to do so.
September 28, 2007
A true and natural leader like Nathan are a lot like eagles.
They never flock.
But are found one at a time.
September 28, 2007
Dear Linda,
The loss of your son is a sorrow we can't heal, but know that our thoughts, love and light are going out to you.
Namaste,
Janice
September 28, 2007
Dear Family;
My prayers and condolences are with you. I have two son in laws in the military, and one is presently in Afghanistan, as a mechanic with the Lepord tanks.
Now Nathan is looking down on us as an angel and protecting us.
Blessings and Prayers;
September 28, 2007
To the Hornburg Family...thoughts and prayers are with you at this painful time. May we never take for granted what Nathan and other men and women in our armed forces sacrifice in their quest to make this world a better, more peaceful, place. We are all indebted.
September 28, 2007
My girlfriend lived next to Nathan for nearly twenty years, I only knew him for a brief few of those, but it was enough time to learn Nathan was a great human being. many will have more poignant and important things to say but his sacrifice is incomprehensible to me. i was never a supporter of the military, but nathans puts a human face to this conflict for me: he was there for noble reasons, and endangering himself for the sake of others makes him a hero of the highest order. My heart goes to his family and friends and every other canadian risking their lives.
September 28, 2007
Dearest Linda and family,

Samantha told us the sad news about Nathan. Deepest love and sympathy from my heart and the kitchen in the Cypress Hills.
September 28, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.I did not know Nathan put I AM A old Korean Veteran and I know what war is like God bless you all
September 28, 2007
Rest in peace, Nathan. Thank you for your service to our country.
September 28, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hornburg Family at this difficult time. Nathan was a true hero and will always be remembered for what he did for our Country.
September 28, 2007
I'm sorry to hear that another solider has falling,my heart goes out to the family of Nathan.Hornburg.
September 28, 2007
Thanks Nathan
September 28, 2007
As a fellow crewman serving at the Armour School at Base Gagetown N.B., I would like to send my deepest condolences to not only the immediate family of Cpl. Nathan Hornburg but to his Regimental family as well.
Last Monday afternoon when we had heard the sad news that Cpl. Hornburg was killed, we, like you had lost another member within our armoured family. I knew what I needed to do before going to work the next day.
In Oct. 2006 I started a "Wall Of Remembrance" for all of the Crewmen who have demonstrated Courage and Commitment as well as given their lives while serving their country.
I did not know Nathan, but he was a brother in arms. So the first thing on Tuesday Sept.25th, I made sure that Nathan's picture was placed on the wall amongst his other comrades in arms.
All of the current serving members at the school as well as the "Old Guard" in this area that have seen this wall all stop, look and praise those that are on it.
Rest a sure that your son, our brother will not be for gotten. I'm sure that Nathan is sitting around that "Golden Tank in the sky" with his fellow pers and having some good laughs while watching over us.

Cpl. Nathan Hornburg, Mission Over, Stand easy.
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September 28, 2007
Dear Hornburg Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the coming days for you all and your son.

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank you for raising a son who to be brave and honorable enough to give his life for his country in order for for all of us to have peace in ours.

Sincerley,
Jo-Anne Peters
September 28, 2007
As a Military family of 45 years, we never thought we'd see the day that we would lose our soldiers once again in war. Nathan is a true Hero. Our thought and prayers are with all his family, friends and brother and sisters in arms.
September 28, 2007
I was happy to know Nathen personally as I assisted him in the purchase of his first home. I remember sitting with him for coffee when we signed the papers and he said he was going to Afghanistan in a few months. He was looking forward to going, but also planned to return as he mentioned he wanted a House when he returned (as he mentioned in an email about a month ago). Nathen was a very kind and gentle individual. You will be missed by many and remembered for your warm personality.
September 28, 2007
I believe that our good Lord needed another good soldier in Heaven. My deepest sympathy to those he left behind. God give you the strength you all need at this moment.
September 28, 2007
Linda

Surrounding you and your family in light and love.
September 28, 2007
My deepest sympathy goes out to Nathan's family and close friends.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad and difficult time. Nathan is a true canadian hero, thank you for your service for what you believed in.
God Bless.
September 28, 2007
Our hearts goes to the family and friends of Nathan. We are so proud to know him. He was a great man and a hero. God bless you and we will missed you a lot.
September 28, 2007
Thanks. It's great men & women like Nathan that let us enjoy and love our freedom. Thankyou for my freedom & our childres & grandchildres also. All our love and prayers to you.
September 28, 2007
Thank You for protecting our Country, for that you will always be remembered as a hero
September 28, 2007
We are very proud of the job your son and his comrades are doing in Afghanistan and elsewhere. His loss is our loss, albeit lesser than yours; and yet the gains he helped make are also our gains, as a nation. Thank you for Nathan; God bless your family.
September 28, 2007
To Nathan's parents,
Words cannot begin to express the depth of our sorrow at the loss of another fine young Canadian soldier. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers.
Parents of Pte Lane Watkins
September 28, 2007
Words can do nothing to heal your pain at this time, but to know so many people who never knew Nathan are so proud of him should give you strength. That he was such a beautiful young man, both in looks and personality is obvious from the tributes pouring in for him. I am so sorry for your loss and for his loss..Nathan represented all that is good about Canada..may your memories help to heal the hole in your hearts at this very terrible loss that you are now bearing so honorably.
September 28, 2007
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
September 28, 2007
Dear Nathan,

Thank you for standing up for your Country. I am proud to know there are soldiers like you doing this on a daily basis. God Bless you Son.
September 28, 2007
I am so saddened to hear of this. My condolences to you Rachel, Linda, and Michael. Nathan had outstanding character and so wise beyond his years. He made a sacrafice we will never forget. He is our hero.
September 28, 2007
I am a parent at the Calgary Waldorf School. I did not know Nathan nor do I know his family. We do though, have many mutual friends and they have expressed their pain and grief and sorrow over the loss of Nathan. By watching these people, listening to their words and seeing photos in the newspaper it is easy to see what a wonderful young man Nathan Hornburg was. And what a loving, strong, resiliant and giving family raised him. Thank you for giving us hope by raising such a wonderful person and truly showing all of us how to make the world a better place. My heart aches for your loss. And I thank Nathan for teaching us through this ultimate sacrifice. Love and prayers are being sent your way.
September 28, 2007
My deepest sympathy goes out to Nathan's family and close friends.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad and difficult time. Nathan is a true canadian hero, thank you for your service to our country and fighting for what you believed in.
God Bless.
September 28, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy. You must be very proud of such a fine young man
September 28, 2007
May God bless, comfort, and give peace to all Nathan's loved ones during this very difficult time.

Thank you Nathan, for your example of courage to selflessly serve others. Your sacrifice is written on the pages of history.
September 28, 2007
We join with all proud Canadians to express our admiration and heartfelt thanks for the contribution that Corporal Hornburg made to improving this country.
That he voluntarily made the ultimate sacrifice for the betterment of another country adds to our admiration of the man. He joins those many thousands of courageous Canadians who volunteered over the last Century and who like him have truly earned the right to be called HERO.
Rest In Peace Comrade. "We Will Remember Them."
September 27, 2007
Dear Hornburg Family,
We hold you close in our hearts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Munro Family/Families.
September 27, 2007
My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of this special soldier. Godspeed Nathan.
September 27, 2007
To Nathan's parents and family, and to his other family, the KOCR, may you all find the strength to look to the future and be happy again. Rick, my thoughts are with you as you lead your Regiment through this tough time.
September 27, 2007
Linda and Family,
Thinking of you at this very tragic time. My prayers are with you!! Take Care!
September 27, 2007
TO THE FAMILY OF NATHAN HORNBURG:

WE ARE ALL SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY YOU ALL BE SPARED FURTHER SORROW.

SOME GAVE ALL.....
ALL GAVE SOME.....
SOME HAD TO FALL....

REST IN PEACE
September 27, 2007
Dear Linda, Michael, and Rachael,

Each morning we light a candle for a Nathan. We are all filled with love and respect for a young man who touched our lives deeply. As our family mourns his loss we join with all Canadians and indeed the world in praise and admiration for the 'sacrifice' he made - for the difference he made and continues to make. Nathan was a gift to all of us. He was the best friend our son could ever have. We loved Nathan as family and are truly blessed that he became such a special part of our lives. Nathan will forever be in our hearts and he will always be part of the fabric of life that is good and purposeful and meaningful.
Our love and prayers.
September 27, 2007
Dear Linda, Michael, and Rachael,

Each morning we light a candle for a Nathan. We are all filled with love and respect for a young man who touched our lives deeply. As our family mourns his loss we join with all Canadian and indeed the world in praise and admiration for the 'sacrifice' he made - for the difference he made and continues to make. Nathan was a gift to all of us. He was the best friend our son could ever have. We loved Nathan as family and are truly blessed that he became such a special part of our lives. Nathan will forever be in our hearts and he will always be part of the fabric of life that is good and purposeful and meaningful.
Our love and prayers.
September 27, 2007
Dearest Linda,

We love our children...there are no words to express the sorrow I feel for you his mother and for all of Nathans friends and family.

Om Shanti.
September 27, 2007
How do say THANKYOU to a young man that was so brave and gave his life, so that we may all live in peace? He also volunteered for his tour of duty, which makes him a HERO in my eyes and he will always be remembered for his sacrifce
September 27, 2007
God bless Nathan, a genuine Canadian hero. I will miss seeing you walk by our house on your way to do your duty. May you rest in the hands of God.
September 27, 2007
Dear Michael, Linda and Rachel,

We were shocked and saddened to learn of Nathan's untimely passing. We admired him as a teenager, and as a young man. He died fighting for what he believed in. Wish there were more young men of his calibre in Canada.
Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
September 27, 2007
Condolences to the family, friends, and comrades of this fine young man. He has left us both sad and proud. Thank you.
September 27, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss, may your memories comfort you through the dark days ahead,
September 27, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
September 27, 2007
I'd like to send my condolences to all of Nathan's family and friends. I got to know Nathan several years ago when he played Underwater Hockey. He was a really great guy, and his sacrifice will be remembered.
September 27, 2007
Dear Linda, Michael, and Rachel.
When I first heard the news of this tragic loss, my heart dropped, because I knew there weren't many Hornburgs in Calgary. I am saddened and shocked, and Judy and I will pray that you get strength through these difficult days ahead.
It has been over 25 years since I had the great privilege of first meeting your family at the Midway Ranch in Nanton for a family reunion with periodic visits to follow. Sorry we still didn't live in Calgary to continue that, and to have known Nathan. He would have been a fantastic son who has made some great contributions during his life,touching so many lives. His ultimate sacrifice will not be in vain and he will be remembered with the greatest respect and dignity. I know the tight knit community of Nanton, and the Loree's will be close by in this time of grieving. Hope to see your family again someday.God Bless to you and Nathan.
September 27, 2007
To Every Member of the Hornbug family.
On behalf of my family and myself I wish to send you our prayers and condolences on the loss of another one of our HEROS.
We never know why they are taken so young, God only knows. God has a purpose for this sorrow and we will be praying that the Lord shows you comfort, compassion and healing in your time of grief. We also will pray that the Lord uses the death of Nathan to improve this world and especially our country, the country Nathan was defending against terrorists. Thank you Nathan for fighting for my freedom's I never take for granted what a great country Canada is and the born and bread Canadians that live here.
Please take comfort in knowing that Nathan did not die in vain, there is a reason. Thank you to the Hornburg family for letting us share in your grief of Nathan, many tears will be shed not only by your family but by every born and bread Canadian who love this country and cherrish that we live here.
May God bless and keep all of you in the palm of his hand.
September 27, 2007
I'd like to extend my condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Cpl. Hornburg. Your sacrifice doesn't go unrecognized. God bless you, and your family.
September 27, 2007
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.
it is never easy to say good-bye to a loved one especially your child. my thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
Nathan thank you for your service and fighting for what you believed in. You are now with god and will always be an angel looking down and watching over all of your family.
God Bless.
September 27, 2007
Heartfelt condolences for the family! Nathan is a Canadian Hero!!
September 27, 2007
i am so sorry for the loss of your son nathan.my love and thoughts are with you and your family.my heart is breaking for the loss of this wonderful and cheerish canadian soldier. i hope you find comfort in the fact that nathans country mourns him as well. you are not alone at this sad time.
September 27, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
September 27, 2007
Lovely Linda,
I lift my voice in song and prayer, with sorrow for your loss. My heart sends you love and support. From far away, I hug you.

Namaste,
September 27, 2007
To Cpl. Hornburg's family, friends and comrades

Deepest sympathy to you in this time of loss. May you find comfort from the warm memories of happy times with such a fine young man.

Thank you, Nathan, for your service and sacrifice for Canada.
September 27, 2007
Dear linda and family,
I know there is meaning in even this, but I cannot see it. I am doing my best to rest in love while I embrace you, and Nathan as I remember him. Virginia sends her condolences as well.
September 27, 2007
We give our condolences to the family of this wonderful brave soldier, Nathan Hornburg. Nathan has served his country and you should always feel pride that he died in the line of duty.
September 27, 2007
As a former member of the KOCR & other Canadian Armd Reserve units, I can only extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends & comrades of Cpl. Nathan Hornburg.

He stands as a exemplar of courage & dedication to duty that does all Canadians proud. I honour his memory.
September 27, 2007
I didn't know Nathan, but through Linda and the world there is a ripple.
Of sorrow
Of love
Of hope

My condolences to his family and friends.
September 27, 2007
Nathan Was my friends cousin and i wish i had a chance to meet him.he was a hero.
September 27, 2007
Although I did not meet you Nathan, I did meet your father. Watch over all of us as we show our greatest sorrow with your passing.
Drumming will never be the same.
September 27, 2007
Dear Linda & Family,

All of us on retreat this week would like to send our deepest condolences.
We softly embrace you in our hearts and send many warm wishes.

Your Dhamma Friends,
September 27, 2007
May Nathan's soul be lifted on the wings of 10,000 angels.
September 27, 2007
Thank you for making Canadians very proud. My heart is full of sorrow for your family, but Canadians everywhere are proud. I will be watching when you are honoured.
September 27, 2007
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your loved one. He stood up and showed what our young people can do. You must be so proud of him like the rest of us are. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you all.
September 27, 2007
Cpl. Nathan Hornburg
"Thank You"
For doing what most, would not do.
You are the "PRIDE of Canada"
My deepest sympathy to your entire Family & Friends,
So sorry for your loss.
September 27, 2007
At three in the morning from our hotel room in Toronto we are grateful for the sympathy. This huge outpouring of support will make it easier for us to welcome Nathan home tomorrow. We will stand on the tarmac as a small group, but because of your messages we will know that we are accompanied by many. Thank you.
September 27, 2007
Dear Linda: What does one say? I'm in Zurich en route to Mumbai and just read the paper. Nathan's purpose on earth is finished and he is on to the next exciting stage in his soul's evolution - it's just so difficult for those left behind. I can't begin to understand the pain you are suffering, but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers Linda. You're strong - you'll weather this and celebrate Nathan's life in Love and Light.
September 27, 2007
our prayers go out to the family and friends of Nathen.my son just returned from afganistan he is one of the lucky ones. Nathan is a hero and we will be there to pay our respects as he travels down the heros hyway. God bless you Nathan. We will never forget you.
September 27, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with Nathans family and friends, You are my hero Nathan. I will never forget the old days.
September 27, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 27, 2007
It seems like yesterday we met, you were an exceptional individual and I will always remember your positive outlook on life. You will be sadly missed by the crew of Saunders Landscaping
September 27, 2007
Dear Linda, Michael and Rachael: I can not express my shock and deep sorrow for your loss. I can only imagine the extent of your grief. Know that Nathan was loved and will be missed. I thank him for his beliefs and for acting on them.
My prayers are for Nathan and all of you at this time. I know how proud he made you and I know how much he loves all of you.
September 27, 2007
Linda & Michael,

May your hearts heal and the ache of your loss subside. May your pain be dampened by fond memories. May you find comfort in remembering your son’s resolve to serve his country and fight for a future worth creating. We honour Nathan in our thoughts, with gratitude.

Frank, Cathy, Steph & Peter
September 26, 2007
It is with deep sorrow and regret we have learned of the ultimate sacrifice given by your son Nathan. My son Aaron has also served in Afghanistan; and he and our family lost a close friend, Cpl. Keith Morley 2PPCLI, in service there just a year ago. Please know that we are grieved by your loss and we share in your deep sadness. We also share in the knowledge that Nathan understood that freedom, justice and service are not just words but that they are representative of a way of life that must be protected if it is to be enabled in the lives of the oppressed. Our family shall remember Nathan with the greatest sense of gratitude and respect as we pray for God to comfort all of you.
September 26, 2007
Our thoughts are with you and your family, Nathan. With heavy hearts we are remembering dearly those fun times you and Jay shared in Underwater Hockey here in Calgary - you always made a difference on the team, whether we won or lost our games. Thanks so much for taking up the cause and you truly are a Canadian Hero.
September 26, 2007
Tears of Sorrow
Tears of Pain

Alas, I did not know you, but I know your father and what he is made of.

Nathan, I salute you, and give you thanks.

Michael and family; Kim. Our hearts go out to you.

God’s Blessing on our fine soldiers, so say we all.
September 26, 2007
Very special are these men who sacrifice their life for their country. My condolences for Nathan parents. They should be very proud of their son as their are very few among us like him.
September 26, 2007
The beautiful thing about a high school like Bishop Carroll is that it really enforces a sense of community. The hard part, is when that community is devastated by a loss such as that of Nathan, it is felt by many. I would never have called myself one of Nathan's good friends, but we knew each other, and I knew he was a good person. From the few encounters that I had with Nathan, I knew that he wanted to defend and stick up for people. It was his nature. My thoughts go out to his friends, many of which I also know, and his family.
September 26, 2007
A brave young man,thank you Nathan for your courage and love for your country.,Our deepest sympathy and prayers to your family and friends.
September 26, 2007
The longer I looked at the face of the young Corporal on the front page of the newspaper the more I remembered the face of the boy. Teachers are a brief part of a child's life. When they hear of them again it is often as a result of extrordinary achievement or tragic loss. In Nathan's case it is both.
My heartfelt sympathy to the Hornburg family and to Nathan's friends who have lost one of their own.
September 26, 2007
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
September 26, 2007
May the efforts of Nathan and his colleagues help to bring peace, freedom and democracy to the men, women and children of Afghanistan.
September 26, 2007
A brave young man who gave everything to help those in need. Though your life was short, your generosity of spirit touched many. Bless you, Nathan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
September 26, 2007
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Nathan Hornburg. May your breaking hearts be filled by the presence and memories of Nathan, his love for you and his courage.
September 26, 2007
The Hornburg Family
We are saddened when we hear that our country has lost yet another brave soldier who gave up his life so others may gain freeedom. Our sincere sympathy & may you find comfort in the many prayers for you people at this very difficult time. Lisa Archer (our cousin in Banff) informed us that they know your family. God Bless.
September 26, 2007
His Flag,
His Country,
His Team came first.

And when all three were safe, he rested, surrounded by equally brave men before him.

Thank You Nathan. I am humbled by your sacrifice.
September 26, 2007
Even though we were adversaries in Hockey, we are and always will be brothers in arms.
September 26, 2007
Nathan Hornburg another true son of Canada, a patriot and a selfless individual. You will be honoured in the hearts of all Canadians.
September 26, 2007
As parents of a full-time Reservist we share in your loss and sorrow. May the time you had with Nathan help you through this sad time. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers.
September 26, 2007
I'm so sorry to hear about these tragic events. I'm so glad and grateful to have spent time with Nathan and to have been able to see his huge heart and his huge personality! My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.
September 26, 2007
The Hornburg Family,
We recieved a phone call in the wee hours of the night the other day. The phone call was from our son in Afghanistan, who fought with your Nathan the day he died. Ryan wanted you all to know what an awesome friend he was to all. A soldier of great courage, selfless duty and dedication.
Please know that our family will shed tears and mourn as if he was our own and we will continue to pray the Lord's peace, comfort, healing and strength for your family now and in days to come.
Again from our hearts to yours our love and deepest regret at this time.
September 26, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 26, 2007
I extend my sympathy to Nathan's family, friends and colleagues. I did not know Nathan, but I would like to express my gratitude for his willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
September 26, 2007
I am honoured to have had such a truly wonderful, loving, kind and caring friend in my life. Nathan, you are a hero and I love you and my thoughts will be with you always. I am so happy that we were all together to send you off with blessings, laughter and love.
September 26, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
September 26, 2007
To the family of Nathan Hornburg,

I am sure that words can not express the pain and loss you must be feeling but I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and if there was anything I could do to make it easier for you I would. At the same time feel tremendous pride because your son is one that wasn't scared to fight for what he believed in and wanted to make the world a better place. My family and I will be saluting not just your son at the Highway Of Heroes but you his family as well because you raised him to be a Hero in all of our eyes.

Angela (also a soldiers mom)
September 26, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to the Hornburg family and friends.
It is our honor to know you as a hero. You will be missed a lot , For you, the word is a bether place , thank you Nathan For you sacrifice. Be with God.
September 26, 2007
As the father of a Calgary Highlander, soon to depart for Afghanistan, I extend my sincere condolences to Nathan's family. We have lost the "best of the best"
"Stand easy Corporal", you've earned your place amongst the other Canadian heroes.
September 26, 2007
Michael, Linda & Kim
My condolences to you and your family in your time of loss. A loss to humanity of an individual following his dharma. He gave his life to give safety to others.
September 26, 2007
Dear Mr and Mrs Hornburg and family. It is with great saddness that we read of another Canadian Soldier answering his final roll-call. He will join the many wonderful men and women who have given their all for Canada and all Canadians. Our freedom is bought with their lives and they will live on forever in the hearts and minds all grateful Canadians. God bless your family in this time of saddness and grief.
Halley J. Smith, Sgt. (Retired)
September 26, 2007
I sit here looking at this handsome young man in the photo staring back at me and I can't help but wonder what his thoughts were the exact moment the camera caught that proud expression on his face. My heart physically aches for those he left behind. Hopefully, when they look at his pictures, they will also see this great, proud, brave, confident man and will find some comfort in that.
September 26, 2007
Nathan was a hero who did his part to make the world a better place for so many people. On top of that he was such a great cousin.I will never forgret him and he will always have a place in my heart.
September 26, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to the Hornburg famil. It is our honor to know Nathan. You will be missed a lot and our "hero"
September 26, 2007
Nathan will be sadly missed. I had the pleasure of knowing him for a short period of time before he left overseas, I could'nt help noticing his authentic love for what he was doing.
I would like to express my deepest condolences to all of Nathans family and friends, especially, his father and mother.
September 26, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to all your family on the loss of your brave and courageous son Nathan.
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September 26, 2007
We join with all Canadians in mourning the death of another of our soldiers in Afghanistan. Your loss is our shared grief, and we know from our own experience the difficulties you will face in the days ahead. We also know that words cannot bring Nathan back, and can only provide some small comfort by your knowing that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and with Nathan's friends and colleagues, at this time.
September 26, 2007
To Nathan's family, friends, and comrades -please accept our condolences. We are deeply saddened for you and Canada's loss. God Bless you and our troops.
September 26, 2007
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Nathan Hornburg...as a mother, I cannot imagine the unbearable pain they will be feeling over the loss of this wonderful, handsome and brave young man. My heart breaks for everyone who was close to him. God Bless you all.
September 26, 2007
Linda, Michael and Rachel I offer my deepest sympathies. Having known Nathan and your family for many years has enriched my life.
Brave Nathan has also enriched the lives of all Canadians and the oppressed people of Afghanistan.
September 26, 2007
Our hearts ache for the loss of Nathan, a man of honour, fellow soldier, hockey mate, Waldorf child. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Linda, Michael and Rachel.
September 26, 2007
I was so saddened to learn of Nathan's death. Having died in the service of his country, trying to help another people achieve some degree of the freedom and peace we Canadians take so for granted, Nathan is a true hero. May his legacy be peace at last for the people of Afghanistan.

My thoughts and prayers are with all who loved Nathan. May your memories me a comfort to you at this time of grief.
September 26, 2007
As a former member of The King's Own Calgary Regiment, I salute you Cpl Hornburg! I salute you for your uncommon bravery, for your dedication to an important mission, and for your service to Queen and country! My thoughts are with the family, friends, and comrades this day and in the days ahead as you mourn the death of Cpl. Hornburg. Rest in Peace.
September 26, 2007
None thought twice to give their lives,
To preserve what they thought right,
So that their children and those to come,
Might see our freedom bright..

But now as time has traveled on,
Their works are not forgot,
The battles that they fought and won,
The battles that they lost..

We Look at all you gave to us,
A reminder of our past,
That all we have It cost a price,
You paid on our behalf...

You are not forgotten...
September 26, 2007
My sincere sympathy to the family of Nathan Hornburg,my heart goes out to you in prayer and thoughts of Nathan. My son, Cpl Bustard is in the same area and doing a similar job, if not the same, as Nathan. I understand the worry you have been through and my heart hurts for your loss
Peggy Bustard Hall
September 26, 2007
Nathan went off to make the world a better place. He was a strong, intelligent, caring man who was well brought up by a loving family. We knew him as a child but were recently so impressed by the person he had grown to be. Our sympathy goes out to all of those who loved him so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Mark and Bev
September 26, 2007
The Homburg Family, our Heartfelt Condolences, yours and, all Calgarians loss, is irrepairable. May The Almighty rest his soul in eternal peace
Kaura Family
September 26, 2007
WE are so saddened by the tragic loss of our Alberta hero,Nathan,,,,God Bless you all...we paray for all of you and our Canadians in Aphganistan.
September 26, 2007
A hero has fallen. God bless you and condolences to your family. The cause you died for is an important one and your sacrifice won't be forgotten.
September 26, 2007
To Nathan's dear Family and Friends: In some very small way, I understand, your tremendous pain and suffering, as my brother died in the VietNam War. Nathan will forever be honored and remembered. He is a hero. May God Bless and Comfort you now, and in the days ahead.
September 26, 2007
My prayers are with you at this time of loss. I pray God will comfort you and surround you with His love
September 26, 2007
Our hearts just won't stop breaking for your loss. We pray and pray for Nathan, for all of you.
Debora, Patrick, Archie, Cassandra, Zachary
September 26, 2007
Nathan, I am so glad that I got to know you while you were here. I know you are looking down right now and I hope that you can see we all miss you. Thank you for your dedication to our country
September 26, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September 26, 2007
Condolence......our prayers will be with your whole family & all the soldiers in action in that part of the world to help those people to get their own freedom liked the one we have here in Canada.May the Almighty God Bless you all......
September 26, 2007
Sadly, I never met Nathan. I was in Calgary last month visiting my wife's family, and my wife's cousin was having a leaving party for her lifelong friend Nathan before he was deployed. Sadly my wife and I couldn't make it to the party.

My wife informed me last night of Nathan's death. From those who knew him it is clear to me he was a very special, good person with extraordinary strength and conviction.

I am so deeply sorry for your loss, all of you, and so sorry I won't have another chance to meet him.

Thank you for your sacrifice. Rest in peace, mate.
September 26, 2007
To the family of Cpl. Nathan Hornburg,

We feel sorry for your son's death by the insurgents in Afghanistan. He is a Canadian hero to all of us. We hope that his memory will live on in your hearts forever.

Grade 5/6 Students
Miller's Grove Public School
Mississauga, Ontario
September 26, 2007
Our children go back a long way as friends and classmates in the CWS community. I cannot even begin to imagine your pain, and yet I know that Nathan was fulfilling part of his dream of bringing justice to the world. My heart, and I'm sure that the hearts of all of us in the Waldorf community past and present, hold you in our thoughts and grieve with you. Nathan was a headstrong boy who grew into a thoughtful young man. We will all miss him.
September 26, 2007
To the family, friends and extended military family of Nathan Hornburg....you have my deepest sympathy at the loss of a son, brother, friend and comrade. My son is also in Kandahar so I know the fear that families live with. Our young men and women believe in their mission in Afghanistan and in my eyes and in my heart they are men and women to be looked up to and admired. Nathan, you are a hero.
September 26, 2007
Ms. Cormier said my thoughts very well, although I live in Strathmore, AB I will be on that "Highway of Heroes" in my mind. My sympathies go out to the guests who have signed this hero's guest book who have lost their own family. Our Canadians are paying a huge price and hopefully it won't be in vain. I guess what I'm actually trying to say, is I'm sorry and my thoughts are with you.
September 26, 2007
My feelings are with you at this time.
September 26, 2007
I never knew Nathan but appreciate what he and all our other military members are doing to fight for freedom of the oppressed. Canada should indeed be proud of these young men and women who give the ultimate sacrifice. I extend my sincerest sympathy to Nathan's family in their time of grief. May the Lord comfort and sustain you in the days ahead.
September 26, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with Nathan and his family, what a tragic end to a young life of a man who had so much to offer. The war has come very close to all of us who knew Nathan. He is being fondly remembered by everybody at the Waldorf School here in Calgary. I have known Nathan from early on in his life as his German teacher and remember him as somebody who was very much liked by all his classmates. He could be quite funny in class, and entertaining, but never lost sight of his respect for the people around him.We will never forget him and or his courage to risk and loose his life for a better world .
September 26, 2007
When he was younger I only knew Nathan as Rachel's comical younger brother. It has been ten years since then. I only saw Nathan again recently at one of the Waldorf class reunions. We talked briefly, but it was easy to see what a strong, kind and compassionate man he had grown into. I was so proud of him for the selfless life he was choosing to lead. It is a small memory but a good one, he was so happy, and excited for his deployment and the chance to help others, I'm sure he touched many people over seas as easily as he did me.
I am so sorry for your loss
Robyn
September 26, 2007
Our hearts are breaking for you Linda, Michael and Rachel. Nathan followed his dream and his vision and it's hard to know that his destiny was to leave us so soon. With deep sorrow, the Waldorf School faculty prayed for his journey across the threshold today and we are all holding you in our prayers and thoughts. With our deepest sympathy,
Dinah, Paul, Raven and Roshi
September 26, 2007
Thank you for answering the call of duty and for being a real hero in a world that seems to lack them. It is because of men and women like you that free people are free and tyrants never will be.

My condolences to Nathan's family.
September 25, 2007
My deepest condolences to Nathan's friends and family. I have known Nathan when he was at Bishop Carroll High School, I have witnessed that within each passing year he had grown and continued to grow into a very strong man. Nathan had made the ultimate sacrifice for his country, for protecting his beliefs and his country he is a true Canadian hero. Thank you Nathan.
September 25, 2007
The Final Inspection:


The soldier stood and faced God, which must always come to pass,
He hoped his shoes were shining, just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, you soldier, how shall I deal with you?

Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?"
The soldier squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry guns, can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent, because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got just too steep,
And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.


I know I don't deserve a place among the people here,
They never wanted me around, except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much, but if you don't, I'll understand."

There was a silence all around the throne, where the saints had often trod,
As the soldier waited quietly, for the judgment of his God.


"Step forward now, you soldier, you've borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, you've done your time in Hell."
September 25, 2007
So very sorry to hear the news about Nathan today. I only wish I could do or say something to ease the pain. I knew Nathan and his family and want to express my sympathy to you. Take care of yourself.
September 25, 2007
Dear Hornburg Family;
I did not know Nathan, but I know he must have been a great man, to leave his family, his loved ones, his friends and country, to stand tall and yes with fear, but with great courage to fight the fight. That fight is for our continued freedoms, and we should never take those freedoms for granted.

To all of you, my husband and I extend our deepest sympathies to you, and we know that you will dearly miss your soldier Nathan.

Sincerely,

Peter and Petrus
September 25, 2007
“We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” - George Orwell
Rest Easy Brother, you have done your duty, lived up to your oath, and sacraficed dearly. Its your turn to sleep, rest now...our brothers and sisters in arms carry on in your honour.
To your family, my sorrow for their loss.
September 25, 2007
I don't know Nathan or the family but I just wanted to say thank you! For everything he has done for my family!

My thoughs and prayers are with you all!
September 25, 2007
Nathan was a good friend to my family. He was loved by many, his good cheer and kindness will be missed and mourned. My condolences to his family and many friends and his grieving brothers in arms, the Kings Own.
September 25, 2007
nathan man im gona miss you being at our house all the time chatting with you and stuff all the fun times me you and myke had chillen together when i got drunk with you guys for the first time and i cant believe its all over its even harder when you and myke were bestfriends and stuff hope i see you when i get to heaven man
September 25, 2007
Our prayers to your family thanks for all you have done for my family God Bless
September 25, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September 25, 2007
I'm so sorry for your loss. All who loved him are in my prayers that you will have peace and comfort. I didn't know Nathan, but I have tremendous respect for his work and his sacrifice. His willingness to serve speaks volumes about his character and commitment. I would have been proud to know him, but I'm still proud that he served our country and served Afghanistan. Rest in peace.
September 25, 2007
L, R, & the rest of the Hornburg's & Loree's. May you find comfort in the memories & good times you all shared with Nathan. And also in knowing he was doing sometihng he believed in. My heart goes out to you all.
September 25, 2007
Although I did not personally know Cpl. Nathan Hornburg, I know he was a reservist, that itself speaks volumes to the added burden of work, school, family and service to his regiment and his country.

I wish I could say he was the quintessential Canadian, but he is not !, as a reservist he is more and then some.

He will always be a citizen, soldier and hero of Canada who has given the ultimate scarifice to our great nation.

Rest In Peace, for today we lost a true Canadian citizen.
September 25, 2007
Nathan, I was blessed to have shared a care free childhood with you. I will always cherish the memories we shared, and remember you for your gentle strength and courage of conviction.

To the Hornburg family, no words can express the depth of my sadness for your loss. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
September 25, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Thank you for sacrafice. May you rest in peace.
September 25, 2007
Thoughts of the most speacial sacrafice that one can make pride and confidence in this country because of courage like nathans. He will never never be forgotten
September 25, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 25, 2007
We are so sorry to hear of Nathan's death. He is a Canadian Hero. Charles and I have known Nathan and his family since he was a part of the Waldorf school. We share many fond memories.

We are thinking of you in this time of sorrow.

In deepest sympathy,

Dee and Charles
September 25, 2007
I don't know why there is so much evil in the world but I thank God there are those brave enough to combat it. May you rest in peace and may God comfort your family during this trying time. The world is a better place because of your bravery. Thank you and God Bless.
September 25, 2007
Nathan we're all going to miss you. I'm so glad I got to meet you and spend time with you when you came on your roadtrip to Vancouver. You're in our hearts as we remember the courage it took for you to devote your life to this mission. You were one of the most easy going people I've ever met and I'm glad you got a chance to do what you wanted to do most. We'll miss you Nate.
September 25, 2007
I was shocked and so intensely saddened to hear the news about Nathan. Linda and Michael: I cannot tell you how I have thought of you today. As Jessica said, "I used to take baths with Nathan". I did not know Nathan as an adult but I know I was privileged to know him when I did.

My thoughts are with you. Thank you for sharing your son with our country. Jill
September 25, 2007
I often wonder ~ what does one say to someone who's sacrificed their life for you? In my 28years of life, I have realized there are no words great enough...There are no words that powerful...

Today I salute you and I give you my word that I will proudly stand on an overpass of the stretch of highway we, as Canadians, have petitioned to rename 'Highway of Heroes...' The country you chose to serve, honours you...

Corporal Nathan Hornburg ~ I never personally knew you...All I know is when I gaze at your picture, in the right hand corner of this page, tears fill my eyes faster than an eagle takes for flight...

Thank you for my freedom...
September 25, 2007
love and peace for all, esp Nathan and his family and friends.
September 25, 2007
Your courage and determination to get the job done in a time of combat is admired and appreciated
by my family.
this is waht heros do and now is your time to rest
you did your duty kept your promise to serve and we promise to allways remember you and the family you leave behind.
few men make the promise he did for all of us to be safe
thankyou nathan
September 25, 2007
Nathan and his family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. I knew Nathan from when he was a little boy and went through elementary school in the same grade as his older sister. I am so grateful to Nathan for his bravery and his strength. A sweet little boy grew up to be an amazing man who we will all miss dearly. Thank you for your sacarafice Nathan you will be missed terribly but never forgotten. I will be onside on the Highway of Heros to say good bye one last time when you come home. My family and I send our deepest condolences to the Hornburgs, our hearts are with you.
Ich Dien
September 25, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com

September 25, 2007
young men like Nathan keep us free
from from those who wish to take
our freedom away
September 25, 2007
Michael: From everyone here at Elite Fleet Courier, our thoughts and prayers are with you on your loss of your son, Nathan, a true hero.
September 25, 2007
Nathan Hornburg
It is because of SOLDIERS like your slef that my chidlren and I live in FREEDOM!! I Thank you from the bottom of my heart and prayer for you and your family in this time of your loss.May God Bless you and hold you close in His arms as you are now a CANADIAN ANGEL !! We love you and shall never forget your sacrifice made in the name of CANADIAN FREEDOM!!To your family ..we pray for you's and wish you all the best.Thank you for sharing such a BRAVE FINE SOLDIER.Our hearts ad prayers are with you all!!GOD BLESS.
September 25, 2007
My deepest thoughts are with the Hornburg family. Nathan you will never be forgotten. Thanks for standing up for what you believe in . I am proud to be Canadian because of brave man like you. R.I.P fallen soldier.
……………..THANKS for being a true HERO ……………………………
September 25, 2007
My condolences to the family of Nathan Homburg. I have my daughter and soninlaw in the Military, one of whom is leaving for Afgahanistan in Feb/08...he is a mechanic also. None of our troop are safe there, but they are are all proud to serve.
September 25, 2007
I would like to express my most heartfelt condolences to Nathan's mom, Linda, and to the rest of Nathan's family and to his friends. Although I never met Nathan, it is easy to see from what people have written here and elsewhere that he was a fine young man and I know his mom was so very proud of him.
September 25, 2007
Nathan Hornburg:

We will never tire from remembering you, you are loved and your life valued. And we shall never tire of showing gratitude for your life and your gift that you gave to this country. Rest in peace.

To the family and friends of Nathan Hornburg;

We will never tire of telling you that you are not alone in this difficult time. God Bless you!

Sincerely
September 25, 2007
Thank You
September 25, 2007
We would like you to know we are thinking of your family at this time. May the Lord be close to you all. Though we don't know you and didn't know your son, we are thankful that he had a big heart and was willing to help others who are suffering.
Reminds us of another who gave His life for freedom...John 3:16 May you be comforted at this time.
September 25, 2007
Dearest Soldier,
I truely honor and respect for everything you did for our country. It's people like you who gave us all the luxuries of living in Canada. I too want to join the Military when I'm done highschool through RMC.

God Bless you soldier and your family.
September 25, 2007
I met Nathan through one of his best friends...I wish I could have got to know him better. I only ever heard great things about him and it is so sad that the world will be left without this True Hero. He was an amazing man and everyone is a better person for having known him.

My prayers go out to all his friends and family at this time...
September 25, 2007
Our thoughts are with the Hornburg family and the community of Nanton. This is a great loss that is suffered by all and we thank Nathan for all he gave and his family and friends for the support they gave to him. Proud to be Canadian...
September 25, 2007
My deepest condolences to the Hornburg family, it was nice that I got to see and talk to Nathan a few weeks ago, right before he left. My thoughts are with you.

Chris
September 25, 2007
Sincerest condolences to family , friends, and comrades. A proud nation weeps for the loss of a great young man. We will never forget. Pristinae virtutis memor.
September 25, 2007
When i found out this morning that Nathan had been killed, i didn't believe it at first. It was such a shock. I can't believe he's gone. He was such a wonderful person. My thought and prayers and with his family and friends. May God look after him.
September 25, 2007
I knew Nathan through one of his closest friends and enjoyed the pleasure of his company on a few occasions. I was absolutely horrified this morning, when I woke to hear of his passing.

To every member of Nathan's family and each and every one of his friends... I send my deepest reguards. I can only imagine the pain you must be feeling...

Nathan... you will be missed greatly.
September 25, 2007
My sincere condolences to the Hornburg family on their loss, I know whats its like to lose a loved one like this, but hopefully you can find the strength and understanding to know that what Nathan was doing was to help, protect and improve the lives of others.
God Bless you Nathan
September 25, 2007
Thanks for doing your duty to make the world a safer place.I guess your work here on earth has been done.You will never be forgotten.From a former member of 2nd Battalion P.P.C.L.I.
September 25, 2007
To the family of Cpl Hornburg and the men and women of the Kings Own Calgary Regiment,
I add my sympathy for the loss of one of your own. Although I may have met Nathan during hockey games, sadly, I did not know him. I wish you all well in dealing with this loss and trust that your memories of your son, brother or comrade in arms, will bring you peace.
September 25, 2007
My deepest sympathy and concern for your loss and Canada's loss. A true Canadian HERO.
September 25, 2007
We are so deeply sorry for the loss of Nathan. He was such a bright soul and always will be remembered for his wonderful smile and warm spirit. We send you our thoughts and prayers.
September 25, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to the Hornburg family. Nathan was a good friend to my son and loved by all who knew him.
September 25, 2007
Dearest Friends,
I hoped and prayed this morning that is was not OUR Nathan they were speaking of on the news. The war seems quite distant and impersonal until a friend and schoolmate is is so deeply affected by it. I am profoundly saddened, my thoughts are with you in this time of grief.
September 25, 2007
God Bless man. It was great playing hockey with you... My most sincere condolences for the Hornburgs' and everyone who knew you.
September 25, 2007
Wife woke me up early this morning and was quite distraught having heard that Nathan Hornburg had been killed in Afghanistan, she knows his mom and I think our son (a soldier) has known him since as far back as Cadets. The Kings Own and The Calgary Highlanders are both based out of Mewata Armory here in Calgary and parade in the same square.
September 25, 2007
to the Hornburg family i send you my deepest sympaty.I wish this war would take an end. From a Mom that pray everyday for my son's safety ,and all our soldiers who is serving now in afghanistan
September 25, 2007
My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this hero. We will never forget him.
September 25, 2007
Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to the family of Nathan Hornburg. His bravery and sacrifice will not be forgotten.
September 25, 2007
God Bless your courage and your soul Cpl. Nathan Hornburg. You will not be forgotten.

Thank you for randomly hooking up and spending a few hours at an open shooting range this past year with me and my friends, you and yours.

Rest easy brother.
September 25, 2007
Dear Linda, and all family members of Nathan's biological and services family;
May the thoughts that others care about you help to ease the sorrow you are enduring. We hope that your pain is soon replaced with fond memories of happier times shared with Nathan. He is not only your hero, but a hero for all Canadians.
September 25, 2007
May God bless Nathan and provide comfort for his family. They are all heros and shall never be forgotten.
September 25, 2007
Another Hero Lost!
My Thoughts, Prayers and Love to your family
September 25, 2007
Every time I hear of another soldier being killed over there, a little piece of my heart breaks. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Nathan at this time and I am behind you 100%
September 25, 2007
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of another canadian hero, Nathan Hornburg. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. May god keep you safe now as he has another soldier by his side.
September 25, 2007
Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
September 25, 2007
Rest in Peace brother.
September 25, 2007
To the family, military family and friends of Nathan Hornburg, we extend our deepest sympathies and prayers. May your memories of him remain strong and vibrant.
September 25, 2007
His sacrifice will not be forgotten; may his memories wrap your heart in love to keep you strong on this painful journey of loss.
September 25, 2007
My thoughts go out to you in your sorrow.
September 25, 2007
Dear family of Nathan Hornburg--precious son, brother, nephew, friend; courageous loving soldier, citizen, man--we send you our thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathy.
September 25, 2007
I wish to express my deepest symapathies to the family and members of the King's Own Calgary Regiment at the loss of Cpl Hornburg.
We will remember them.
September 25, 2007
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.©
When Lt. Col., Dr. John McCrae wrote those words during the time of "the war to end all wars", little did he know of the turmoil that was to follow.
As a retired RCAC officer, I & my wife pass on our deapest sympathy.
God speed,
Capt. (Ret'd) Brian Caldwell, CD
September 25, 2007
To all of Cpl. Hornburg's family and friends......please accept my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. I never knew Nathan personally but have learned that he served his Country very proud. He is a true Canadian Hero and a Nation mourns with you today. Thank you Cpl. Nathan Hornburg for making the most honourable sacrifice in trying to make this world a better place for us all. Your efforts and legacy will never be forgotten. May you now rest in peace soldier.
September 25, 2007
My heart is heavy at the loss of this young man's life. He has given the ultimate sacrifice for his fellow beings.I grieve for his family and ask Canada to not let this man's life be lost in vain.May God rest his soul.
AMEN.
September 25, 2007
May God reward Nathan for his service in extending the protection of women and children in Afghanistan against vile oppression. He is a hero.
So sorry for your loss.
September 25, 2007
Dear L,M,R, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Nathan's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
September 25, 2007
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

May you find comfort in this time of grief. God Bless our troops!
September 25, 2007
Deepest condolences from our family. The family can hold their heads high knowing that Nathan is a true Canadian Hero, just now your eyes are filled with tears. Know that you are not alone in your loss, we value every Canadian soldier lost fighting for what they believe. We can work together to make sure the loss is not in vain. Know that our thoughts and prayers will be with your family and Nathan as he travels that 'Highway of Heros', we will be there in spirit, standing on the bridge, in salute to a true hero.

Tim McGrath
Father-in-law of
Cpl Jordan Anderson (July 4, 2007)
September 25, 2007
I send my condolences out to Cpl Hornburg's Family & Friends, as he is a HEROE! He will meet his fellow Men in Arm's at the gates, and is at peace.God Bless, Christine (N.B)
September 25, 2007
On behalf of my family, please accept our sincere condolences. Your son gave his all for his comrades and country, and for those in a country far from his Alberta foothills home who will benefit from his commitment. There is no greater or more honourable sacrifice. May you find comfort in the absolute knowledge that Nathan sleeps in the arms of the Lord.
September 25, 2007
OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCE FOR NATHAN FAMILY AS A CANADIAN HE DID A FANTASTIC JOB AND GOOD BLESS YOU
September 25, 2007
My heart goes out to the family of Nathan Hornburg ,be proud of him for what he stands for a proud Canadian.Rest in peace .G Lister
September 25, 2007
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of a brave young man who was making a difference in the world. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.
September 25, 2007
my heartfelt sympathy to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
September 25, 2007
Our hearts are with you as you go through these next weeks. We know how you feel ,we stand beside you and weep as we too lost our precious Matthew McCully in Afghanistan in May. Remember Nathan was doing what he loved to do,and what he believed in. All our love The McCully's
September 25, 2007
All I can say is Thank you, truly thank you. This solider is a courageous hero, and we all appreciate and thank you!
May you find some comfort in the fact that he made a difference in this world and he will be remembered always as a hero!
God Bless
September 25, 2007
Thoughts and prayers to the family of Cpl. Nathan Hornburg, as they cope with their loss. May you find solace in knowing that the people of our country are supporting you from afar. Another hero taken too soon fighting for our freedom. Thank you Cpl. Hornburg.
September 25, 2007
I would like to express my deepest sympathies to Nathan's family, friends and to the King's Own for losing one of our own. He will be missed.
September 25, 2007
To the family and friends of Nathan Hornburg I would like to express my deepest sympathies. The sacrifice of this brave Canadian soldier will never be forgotten by the free people of this oft troubled world.
September 25, 2007
Our thoughts are with the families of these brave soldiers.
September 25, 2007
Mere words cannot express my feelings to the family and friends of Nathan,Canada has again lost one of it's finest citizens.Go with God.
September 25, 2007
my deepest sympathy goes to your familey I'm a mother of a son who was there you searve your country proud
September 25, 2007
Cpl Nathan Hornburg excemplified the term twice the citizen. As a reservist he voluntarily placed himself in harms way to stand for peace and a better way which says volumes of his heart and dedication. He gave the ultimate sacrifice and for this will forever be embraced by all who respect service to their country. May God be with his family and Rgmt and all who knew him as they work through his loss.
God Guard Thee
CMO Frontiersmen
September 25, 2007
My condolences to the family and friends of Nathan. A country mourns with you, we have lost another truly Canadian Hero.

Lest We Forget
September 25, 2007
My thoughts are prayers are with you. He gave his life to make our life safer.
Thank you for the greatest sacrifice .
September 25, 2007
may God help you through this trying time - Cpl Hornburg is a true hero - God Bless
September 25, 2007
Deepest sympathies to the family and friends, and great respect for Cpl Hornburg.
September 25, 2007
L and M, I am deeply saddened by the news of Nathan's death. My prayers are with you all. I remember the sparkle in his eyes when I first told him about the Army. He embraced it as his own path with his whole heart. My condolenscences.
September 25, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to Nathan's family.
September 25, 2007
My deepest condolences to Cpl Hornburg's family and friends. My prayers goes out to everyone of you.
September 25, 2007
My condolences to the family and friends of Cpl Hornburg, thoughts and prayers are with you
September 25, 2007
May the loving Father carry you through this tremendous loss. My heart is crying with you and with the families of other lost and injured Canadian soldiers.
September 25, 2007
This brave young Canadian gave his life in order to make a better world.
September 25, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathies
September 25, 2007
You're son is a hero. All his peers from Calgary and across Canada are appreciate his sacrifice.
September 25, 2007
To the loved ones left behind I express my sincerest condolences...may Nathan rest in peace!!!
September 25, 2007
May God bless you Cpl Hornburg, your family, your friends and your fellow soldiers. Today a Canadian Hero has fallen, he gave all.
September 25, 2007
Canada thanks Nathan Hornburg
For the greatest gift that can be given for Canada.
September 25, 2007
Was praying for your family this morning when I heard about your son. May God surround you with His peace and love during this difficult time.
September 25, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
September 25, 2007
Sincères Sympaties Que son amour pour défendre les démunies des sociétés de ce monde dans cette guerre Repose en paix
September 25, 2007
Sincerest condolences to Nathan's family, friends and comrades. A true Canadian hero and warrior. Nathan, you have made the ultimate sacrifice in the fight for world peace and freedom. A nation mourns today your passing even as we honour your presence and salute your commitment to service and cause. Rest now my friend in the arms of angels. You have taken your rightful place in the 'Hall Of Heroes'. We will never forget.

R.I.P.
September 25, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the Hornbourg and Loree family.love, Rosemary Mac Donald
September 25, 2007
Heartfelt condolences to the family of Hornburg.
September 25, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the soldiers overseas. God bless you all.
September 25, 2007
I awoke today in Soctland to discover the news of this horrible event.I cannot know what it feels like for your family,but I can imagine that somewhere in the universe you are smiling down at them-because they know ,that you knew,deep in your heart how grateful and respected you must have been by them to fight for yours,theirs ,and all Canadians belief that everybody,even the most vulenerable deserve a chance at freedom to be safe and cared for.That is what you did for the Afgans,and for that I and all lovers of peace thank you,send condolences to your family,and hope that all that knew you-have as much bravery in their lives,short or long.Thank you Nathan.
September 25, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
September 25, 2007
To the family of Corporal Nathan Hornburg.

We read about the tragic death of your beloved Nathan. Even though we did not know him and just read about his death today, we send you our deepest condolences and sympathies in your hour of sorrow. May his Soul Rest in Eternal Peace and may God give you the strength to bear this irreplacable loss.

Yours in sorrow,
Mrs. Perveez
September 25, 2007
Our family would like to offer our deepest sympathy to you during this time. Please know that we hold his sacrifice to all Canadians , and those who pursue freedom from oppression. Thankyou.
September 25, 2007
My thought are with you in this difficult time!!
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