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VALENTINE, Blanche

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Peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital on Wednesday June 13, 2018. Blanche beloved wife of the late John (Jack). Dear mother of Heather (Bert Wood) and John . Sister of Dorothy (Oshawa), John (California) and Tom (B.C). Visitation at PAUL O’CONNOR FUNERAL HOME, 1939 Lawrence Ave.E (between Pharmacy and Warden) from 12 noon Saturday until the time of the service in our chapel at 1pm. Interment Elmwood Cemetery , Markham, Ontario.

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4 thoughts on “VALENTINE, Blanche

  1. I will remember Aunt Blanche as a kind,graceful lady.She was compationate and thoughtful to all of my family.I will remember her with the upmost respect and dignity.She is a good soul and was a beautiful person.

    —LeeAnne and Roman Wiatrzyk, Oshawa -
  2. Dear Heather, Bert, John, and Family,

    I saw the notice in the paper this morning about the passing of Blanche. Mom (Myrna Usher) is in Winnipeg for her grandson’s graduation, so she will not be able to attend the funeral tomorrow. I have given her the message and I know that she will be very sad that she is not able to say her final good-byes to Blanche and give her support to your family.

    Mom and Dad were great friends with Jack and Blanche. They loved their visits together. In the latter years, the
    “Old Gang” get-togethers were a special yearly event to reunite their friendship. Blanche always brought the salad. Doug and I always remarked on how good Blanche looked and what a wonderful and graceful lady she was.
    Please know that our family will be thinking about you tomorrow.

    May all the wonderful memories of your Mom bring you comfort in the days ahead. We will be thinking about you tomorrow.

    —Sandra Rennie, Newmarket -
  3. There was not a better aunt in the world than Aunt Blanche. I will forever cherish my many, many fond memories with her. Throughout my whole life she was incredibly kind and generous to me. When I was young she took me to the cottage where I enjoyed going on day trips with her into Lindsay and Little Britain or building castles on the beach. I also loved staying over at their place in Scarborough. I would often read while Aunt Blanche ironed Uncle Jack’s shirts with precision or joined her for a walk to the mall. She had a great sense of humor and loved a good story. She always took time to ask how I was and listen. When I was older and moved away, she was always thrilled with a phone call or a letter. I enjoyed my trips to her house to get caught up when I came back to Ontario and my own kids delighted in her company as well. She was into her eighties when she went mini golfing with us and I think she won!
    I will forever be inspired by her and the amazing long life she lived. Her love for Uncle Jack and her children was always evident and pride in her home second to none. She took home making to a whole new level with her fine handiwork, chocolates and lemon meringue pie. She made it all look effortless. Aunt Blanche inspired me and was there for me always. I take some solace in the fact that she lived a long, beautiful life in the company of loved ones. I am so fortunate that she was such a big part of my life.

    —Patricia Whiting, Medicine Hat -
  4. I am very sorry about the loss of your mother.
    It was always a pleasure to see her whenever I dropped in to your place.
    Please take care.
    Steve and Sandi Johnston

    —steve johnston, scarborough -