Blackstock, Blanche

August 12, 1930 ~ April 23, 2015

rsz_1blackstock_pic_1BLACKSTOCK, Blanche Marie – It is with heavy hearts that we announce Blanche Marie (nee Atkinson), of Petrolia, passed away peacefully at Lambton Meadowview Villa on Thursday, April 23, 2015 in her 85th year. She will be dearly missed by her best friend and husband Keith Blackstock for nearly 69 years. Loving mother of Dorothy (George) Mathers of Wyoming, Joyce (Ed) Allen of Hamilton and Shelley (John) Freer of Petrolia. Proud grandmother of Lynn Sharp, Janice Mathers, Wayne (Nikki) Mathers, Bradley (Janice) Allen, Joshua (Brenda) Allen, Jared Freer and Sarah Freer. Great-grandmother of Taylor Sharp, Spencer Sharp, Rayna Sharp, Hannah Mathers and Mason Allen. Great-great-grandmother of Jace Sharp. Survived by brothers and sisters Norman “Pete” (Jean) Atkinson, Betty (late Alex) Wilkins, Shirley (Tom) O’Brien, Tom (Joanne) Atkinson, Jean (late Patrick) Donaghy and Beverly (Ron) Clark. Sister-in-law of Neil (Jessie) Blackstock, Margaret (Bruce) Gray and late Eric (Alice) Blackstock. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents William and Blanche (Anderson) Atkinson, siblings Dorothy Rand, Donald Atkinson, Harvey Atkinson, Margaret “Peggy” Johnson, Hazel Randall-Harper. Blanche was employed by The Sarnia Observer for over 43 years, delivering newspapers to stores, carriers and customers in the Petrolia, Brigden, Alvinston and surrounding areas.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, April 27, 2015 2-4 and 7-9pm.

Funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Wyoming Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Diabetes Association and Alzheimers Society.

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  1. Our condolences to your family for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
    She was a lovely lady!

  2. Dorothy and Family We where deeply saddened by the news of Blanche’s passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family.

  3. So sorry to hear of Blanches passing i can remember in the the winter on the shiloh farm going in to clean snow in the laneway and going in for a beer with Blanche and Keith great memories to Shelly John Jared and Sara and all the family our deepest sympathy

  4. Shelley, John, Jared and Sarah, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Dorothy, Joyce, Shelly and families
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss.

  6. Dorothy, Joyce, Shelley and Families,
    So sorry to hear of Blanche’s passing. Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Love to all,
    Shirley and Tom

  7. To Uncle Keith. Dorothy, Joyce, Shelley and families. Sadden to hear the passing of Great Aunt Blanche. Thinking of everyone at this time of sorrow. Susan Maw

  8. John, Shelley and family,
    I was saddened to read of your mother’s death. While I haven’t seen her in a long time, I certainly remember her delivering papers. She was such a lovely lady. Always a smile! Please know that you are all in my thoughts and my prayers.
    Janet (Dillon) Hardy

  9. Shelley , Dorothy, Joyce and your entire families. So sorry to hear about the passing of Blanche . She was such a wonderful lady and loved to talk whenever seeing her. She will be missed by so many and thinking of you all at this difficult time!! Hugs to you all xoxo Ron and Maureen Bailey, Holly and Tim , Tyson and Mason and Greg and Kelly