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.
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Sending the family my deepest condolences. Eddie was a wonderful neighbor. He will be greatly missed on the avenue. May he rest easy. Sending my love So sorry I could not be there with you. I was thinking of you all.
From: Tiffany Boudreau
Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow.
From: Ray and Bea Campbell
TO THE ONGO FAMILY, SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS.
My Heartfelt Condolence to you Kay and Family. I Love Eddie with all my Heart, he certainly was a Great Man, he will be missed by many. I Pray for you all to stay strong and know he will always be with us. God Bless Karen Ledrew
So sorry to hear about Eddie's passing. Eddy was always friendly and had a story about working at the Steel Plant or talking about the weather. RIP
From: Gerard / Jacqui