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David Hornell Home Life

David Ernest Hornell was born on 26 January 1910. He attended John English School, then Mimico High School, graduating with honours and obtaining the Fred Werden scholarship - awarded in memory of a Mimico resident killed in the World War I. He also attended Toronto's Western Technical School.

Hornell was an athletic young man; he enjoyed rugby, tennis and track and field. His combination of excellence in sports and academics resulted in a university scholarship offer. Times were tough, however - the Great Depression was just beginning - so Hornell took a job with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Hornell also taught Sunday school at Wesley United Church.

Hornell married Genevieve Noecker, a music teacher, in late 1943.

David Hornell in uniform re-creation of Hornell's dog tags Canso Catalina