John Edward 'Eddie' Blanchard
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Whitney Pier
Passed on: March 5th, 2016
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Eddie Blanchard, 84, on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney, Eddie was the son of the late Bill and Katie (MacNeil) Blanchard.
Eddie lived a simple life. He worked at Sydney Steel, coke ovens until his retirement at the age of 65. Eddie loved fishing and cooking especially, spaghetti and meatball for his family and friends. Eddie had a special bond with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, when they needed a drive; Poppy’s Taxi was always available. He will be remembered by his family and friends for being caring, loving and most of all, for being very special.
Eddie is survived by his spouse, Kay Ongo; children, Gerard (Will), Mark (Rita), Bonnie (Terrance), Joe (Tevis), Shane and Sylvia (Pat); grandchildren, Matthew (Erica), Michael, Ashley (Justin), Tyler, Andrew, Justin, Chris, Cory, Jordan, Kayla, Britany, Daniel, Michelle (Jason), Devin, Savannah, Lance, Tanya (Ryan), Kyle (Darlene), Wayne Joe, Ashley Washbrooke and many great-grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Blanchard, Pearl Dawson, Mary Rose, Theresa Vanechuck and Louise Prestara; brother, John Blanchard; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Eddie was predeceased by his son, Wayne, grandson, Ryan and brothers, Bill, Tommy and Joseph.
Visitation for the late John Edward ‘Eddie’ Blanchard will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Donations in memory of Eddie may be made to Holy Redeemer Building Fund.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.