(Left) MNO Veteran Harvey Horlock shakes hands with former Premier McGuinty at Remembrance Day Ceremonies at Queen’s Park (centre) Harvey Horlock (1936-2020) (right) Past MNO President Gary Lipinski presents Harvey Horlock with the MNO Louis Riel Commemorative Medal
Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and MNO citizen Harvey Horlock has died.Inspired by the sacrifices of his uncles in World War II, Harvey enlisted in Canadian Forces in the 1950s. In his decade of service he helped in the clean-up after Hurricane Hazel, among other events.
Harvey was heavily involved with the MNO for many years.
He was a past president and a past Senator of the MNO Toronto Métis Council prior to it becoming the MNO Toronto and York Region Métis Council and past president of the MNO Veterans’ Council (MNOVC).
He also assisted in the creation of the MNO Oshawa Durham Métis Council and the MNO Credit River Métis Council.
Harvey was a past representative for Ontario to the National Veterans Council and past member of the National Aboriginal Veteran Association (NAVA).
For several years, Harvey represented Métis veterans at the Oshwegan National Memoriam Day on the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation near Brantford and was invited by the Premier’s Office to represent the MNO at the Remembrance Day ceremony in Queen’s Park for several years running.
Harvey was also member of the Royal Canadian Legion Todmorden Branch number 10 and served as a member of their colour party. Harvey could be seen proudly participating in the MNO’s annual Louis Riel Day celebrations at Queen’s Park.
Jim Fryer who served with Harvey in the colour party said Harvey was well respected and served as a proud member for almost three decades. Fryer also said Harvey was instrumental in having the Branch 10 colour party lead the procession at the MNO’s annual provincial Louis Riel Day celebrations. A tradition which continues to this day.
Horlock was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee medal in 2012.
Visitation is scheduled for Jan. 25 at Giffen-Mack Funeral Home at 2570 Danforth Avenue from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
First published January 24, 2020