BLACKSTOCK, Keith William – Surrounded by the love of his family, Keith William Blackstock of Petrolia, in his 88th year, passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Reunited with the love of his life of 69 years, Blanche Marie (Atkinson) Blackstock (April 23, 2015). Left behind to miss him dearly are his daughters Dorothy (George) Mathers of Wyoming, Joyce (Ed) Allen of Hamilton and Shelley (John) Freer of Petrolia. Proud grandfather of Lynn Sharp (Darryl), Janice Mathers, Wayne (Nikki) Mathers, Bradley (Janice) Allen, Joshua (Brenda) Allen, Jared Freer and Sarah Freer. Great-grandfather of Taylor (Courtney) Sharp, Spencer (Meghen) Sharp, Rayna Sharp, Hannah Mathers and Mason Allen. Great-great-grandfather of Jace Sharp. Survived by brother Neil (late Jessie) Blackstock and sister Margaret (Bruce) Gray. Predeceased by parents James and Ethel Blackstock and brother Eric “Speedy” (Alice) Blackstock. Music and friends have always been an important part of Keith’s life, playing piano and later fiddle at family functions, friendly gatherings, community events and nursing homes. Keith was employed at Sarnia Bridgeworks, Welland Chemical and delivered newspapers with Blanche for 43 years. Keith and Blanche farmed in Enniskillen Township for many years.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Sunday, July 26, 2015 1:00 to 4:00pm.
Funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Wyoming Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Alzheimers Society or St. Paul’s United Church, Petrolia.
Dear Dorothy, Joyce and Shelley,
I can’t believe your father has just passed and exactly 3 months after your mother and just 16 days after my mother. It has been a very difficult spring and summer in the Blackstock clan. This Christmas will not be the same. I look forward to seeing you sometime in the coming months to support each other. Cousin Laurie
Shelley, Dorothy , Joyce and the Entire Blackstock Families. So sorry to hear about the passing of Keith. He was such a great guy and loved to talk when he could. He knew what you were saying when talking to him with the smile on his face always. He will be missed by so many and I will miss him at LMV. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Love Always Ron and Maureen, Greg and Kelly, Holly and Tim, Tyson and Mason hugs to you all xoxox
So sorry to hear of Keiths passing Shelly Johnny Gared Sara and all the family have so many great memorys of Keith and Blanch when visiting at the farm they were great neighbours
Dorothy and family. My sincere condolences with the passing of a fine gentleman. the few times I stopped in Petrolia both your mom and dad made me feel welcome. Indeed an honour to know them both.
Shelley, John, and family,
So very sorry to read about the passing of your father/father-in-law/grandfather. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this difficult time. Treasure your memories. Karen and Jake
Rest in Peace Keith, you have fought a good fight now it is time to rest and join your loving Blanche. She has been waiting for you and God thought it was time to join her. You will be missed so much by your family and close friends. Love Donna & John xoxo
We wish you peace and rest which you deserve. Blanche is already holding your hand and giving lots of hugs.
You will be dearly missed by your family and many friends. I’m glad I have got to enjoy your company. Rest in Peace my friend.