Robert "Robbie" Blanchard
Passed on: January 12th, 2013
BLANCHARD, Robert S. "Robbie" - 70, Ellershouse, Hants Co., passed away suddenly Saturday, January 12, 2013 at home. He was the son of the late Sedley and Florence (MacDonald) Blanchard. Robbie was president of R.S.
Blanchard Plumbing & Heating for 43 years. He volunteered in many organizations including Minor Hockey and the Newport Rink Commission. He was also a member of the St. Louise Union Church, where he served on the Board of Stewards and as a Trustee. Robbie enjoyed outdoor activities and was a hardworking man making sure his family was cared for. He took pride in working on his farm, as well as spending time with his children and grandchildren. Robbie is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 49 years, Carol (Olsen); daughters, Wanda, St. Croix; Heather (John Allen), Ellershouse; sons, Andrew (Arlene Dunne), Ellershouse; Jason (Nicole Jackson), Upper Tantallon; grandkids, Jessica, Shaylene and Marc Vouligny, John, Chris, Justin, Connor and Abby Blanchard; sister, Mary Norman (Brian), Aylesford; brothers, Joe (Clara), Windsor; David (Gloria), Ellershouse; Charles (Dorothy), Louisburg. He was predeceased by brothers, Norman, George and sister and brother, Julia and Ranald, in infancy. He was a very special man to all who knew him. Arrangements were entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service (Lohnes-DeMont Funeral Service Ltd.), 419 Albert St., PO Box 981, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 (902-798-8317), where the family received visitors Tuesday, January 15, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, in DeMont Family Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Wendy Kean officiated. Interment followed in Oakhill Cemetery, Ellershouse. Family flowers only, were by request. Donations in memory of Robbie may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5657 Spring Garden Rd., Box 245, Halifax, NS B3J 3R4 or charity of one's choice.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at the funeral home address or by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca