It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Blair ‘Brown Cow’ Lahey, loving husband, father, son, and brother, on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the age of 53.
Born on March 29, 1967 to Iris (Phillips) and Philip Lahey, Blair grew up in Main-a-Dieu with a close-knit family and community of friends.
Blair loved his children to the moon and back and he was so proud of their accomplishments. He loved each of them dearly for their own unique and beautiful personalities. He was blessed to meet his soulmate, Alison, later in his life who he adored and cherished. Blair’s zest for life combined with Alison’s adventurous spirit led to many lasting memories.
Blair enjoyed stock car racing and going for long, carefree rides on his Harley Davidson, where he felt most at peace. He excelled at lobster fishing and was most admired by his faithful crewmate, Mom. Playing the guitar and jamming with his friends and family were also very special to him. Blair was always willing to lend a helping hand and share a good laugh with his friends. He had a huge heart, which he wore on his sleeve.
Blair had many skills and used them in various jobs throughout his life, such as heavy equipment operator, tractor trailer operator, and ice road trucking. No matter how far away his jobs took him, he was happiest when he returned home to the place and the people that he loved.
Left to mourn are his loving wife, Alison (Hillman); children, Taylor, Mason, and Kali; parents, Iris and Philip, and brother, Eugene, whom he loved, respected, and valued dearly; only niece, Paige; “Special Brothers”, Stuart, Jimmy, Anthony, and Frank; the Mira boys; mother-in-law, Marilyn Hillman; fur buddy, Sadie; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws.
Due to the COVID restrictions, the immediate family will have a private memorial service to celebrate the life of Blair Lahey at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2 p.m. with Sheldon Chant officiating.
Online condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com and for those not attending the service, a live streaming link will be available. Choose the Live Stream Link from the drop-down menu on the website.
To honour Blair’s memory, we ask that you be kind, not judge others, and to support local charities that help those in need.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
My deepest condolences to Blair’s family & friends! Sending love & light ♡ RIP Blair!!
From: Cindy Boutilier
Sorry for your loss
From: John Cechetto
Saddened by the news of Blair’s passing Alison. You are in my thoughts and also my deepest condolences his family.
From: Heather Robson
Sending our deepest and sincerest condolences Phil, Iris and Gene. Thinking of you all through this difficult time and sending you lots of love.
From: Shirley Peters (on behalf of Albert & Maureen MacDonald)
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and all your family during this difficult time. Condolences to all of Blair’s family and friends. May he Rest In Peace.
From: Brenda Goyetche
So Sorry for your loss.
From: Stewart and Sandra Kennedy.
So Sorry for your loss. RIP Blair.
From: Harold and Judy Wadden
Dear Uncle Philip, Iris and Gene and the rest of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I wish I could could be home with you all. Rip Blair you are with Nanny and Big Robert, now you have your wings. Im sure you are at the racetrack with Dale sr. Your idle for so many years.
I love you all so much .
Our deepest condolences Alison,you are in our thoughts & prayers. Howard & Sis Kenny
From: Sis Kenny
Sending our heartfelt sympathy to the entire family our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless you and give you strength though this devastating time.
From: Ross & Cheryl Lewis
So sorry for your loss. Brown Cow always had time to have a little chat whenever he saw you and of course a giggle or two. RIP Blair. Condolences to all the Family.
Nelaon & Darlene Kaiser
From: Darlene Kaiser
Dear Glenna, Taylor, Mason and Kali; I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Mabel Holland Troke
Iris, Philip and family, I am very sorry for your loss.
From: Lillian (Dawe) Goyan
I’m deeply saddened for your lose Blair was a great buddy and friend he will be sadly missed forever
From: Darrell Mac Macleod
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Blair’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
From: Jim and Theresa Hiltz
Our condolences to the Lahey family on Blair’s sudden passing. Thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time
From: Darlene and Kevin Bates
Dear Alison: It is with sincere sympathy we mourn the loss of Blair. What a terrible thing to happen to a beautiful, wonderful person as you again our condolences.
From: Greg and Ann Mac Sween
Iris, Phillip and Gene,
Words can’t begin to express our sadness for your loss. Blair was such an awesome guy with a huge amazing heart!!
Please know we are close by if you ever need anything….
“Where lives pass, memories carry on forever!”
RIP Dear Blair….
Love Bonnie & Robert
From: Bonnie & Robert Tutty
Thoughts & prayers to Alison & all of Blair’s family & friends. Blair always took the time whenever I ran into him to have a chat. Not growing up in Mira it meant a lot to me that he took the time to stop and say hi. He new my husband Tracy and because of that he made me feel comfortable in the community by taking time out of his day to do so. All your special memories will be everlasting!
Sincerely, Jo-Ann MacDonald
From: Jo-Ann MacDonald
Thinking of you all today. So very sorry for your loss. Blair was an amazing person and a wonderful friend. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
From: Nicole Haddad
So sorry all Blair’s family. May your memories of him carry through this time of sadness and sorrow!
From: Stan and Judy Dicks
So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.
From: Ruth Ann Madden
Our sincerest condolences on your loss. Blair was a terrific fellow and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
From: Cyril and Marena Coish and family
So sorry for your loss. Condolences to Alison and all of Blair’s family and friends. Rest In Peace Blair.
Dave Lockerbie & Joan Latimer
Our sincere condolences to Allison, Taylor, Mason, Kali and all the Lahey family. Blair was a kind soul who meant a lot to a lot of people. He will be missed by many. Our deepest thoughts are with all the family during this terrible time.
Our deepest condolences Allison and all of Blair’s family. Sending love and hugs.
Sending prayers and hugs for you Alison as well as Blair’s family and friends on your great loss. May your beautiful memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Love Alda
Very sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Blair are thoughts and prayers go out to his family rip Blair
Our love and sympathy to all during this hard time….R.I.P Blair..love Jim Debbie and Family
Sorry to hear this May God Bless you all
Sincere condolences to all the family. Blair will be sadly missed. May he Rest In Peace
I’m Darren’s sister. I didn’t get to see ‘Brown Cow’ very often but anytime I did I was greeted with a huge smile and he treated me like his little sister. Lots of laughs. Such a huge heart. So very sorry for your loss. He was a great guy ❤️
My very deepest condolences to Blair’s family and friends. Sending love, comfort and strength ! RIP Blair.
So sorry to hear of Blair passing I met Blair when he came to the YMCA for help in job search. To his wife and family I send my condolences.
With deepest regrets I write this condolence.
Blair meant a lot to a lot of people and will be truly missed.
And to the Lahey family My deepest thoughts are with you at this time and always Love ya’s
Kevin/ Clara MacKenzie and the Mackenzie’s from Mira Gut
We are so sorry, Blair was a great guy and friend, thinking of you all.
My dear Iris, Philip and Gene, sending our most sincere condolences on your huge loss. Blair will always be remembered for his fierce love for his family and friends. He always had open arms whenever we would run into him during our day. He will be sorely missed by so very many. God bless you all! RIP Blair! 🙏🙏🙏
Very sorry for your loss RIP Blair GOD BLESS my thoughts and prayers are with family and friendp
I will miss you my friend work wont be the same without you i hope you are at peace my friend
So very sorry for your loss.
A lot of great times in T.O. in the 80’s ROCK ON BUD
My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to Blair’s family and all who knew and love him. I met Blair back in the 80’s in Toronto when he moved in with Tony, Jimmy, Bumper and myself. Blair was always so kind to me and he was so funny aswell. I hold all of my way too many to list memories of Blair dear to my heart. Rest peacefully. Xo
So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed working with Blair. Thinking of you Eugene in your time of loss.
Alison I am very saddened to hear about the loss of your husband. Wish I was there to give you a hug and offer some comfort. Know that I’m thinking of you and your family❤️
Philip .Iris .Gene
Sending you all our sincere condolences
sorry to hear of Blairs passing .
Hope you all find the strength to get through these difficult days ahead .God bless you all .
Rest In Peace, my dear friend, my thoughts and prayers are with the family, until we meet again. my dear friend,may the angels guide to entranal happiness, my dear friend, R.I.P.
Sending our Sincere Sympathy to Iris , Philip and Eugene. We are keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Rest In Peace Blair. Will always remember you and your generous nature and beautiful smile
I am so truly sorry for such a horrible loss. Growing up only a few houses away, Blair was always kind, funny and there to help. I remember how much he loved music and the outdoors.
To the Lahey family, his wife and children, please accept my heartfelt hugs. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Eugene buddy, please know I’m thinking about you and hope you and your entire family can find peace. God Bless!!
Thoughts are with you all. Always caring, fun, a pleasure to be around. You left a mark in our hearts Brown Cow and was happy to spend some time with you recently.
Eugene and Allison, Irish, Philip and all the family stay strong. He will be missed.
One of a kind. RIP Blair.❤
My Sincere condolences to Blair’s family. You are all in my thoughts at this terribly difficult time. Blair was a beautiful soul and those that knew him knew this to be true. I considered him a true friend and he will be missed by all who loved him.
Phil, Iris and Eugene:
With our deepest sympathy on Blair’s passing.
Hector and Olive Campbell
Very sorry for your loss RIP Blair GOD BLESS my thoughts and prayers are with family and friendp
Iris, I am truly sorry for you and your families great loss.my thoughts are with you and yours
Sending love and prayers to you at this very sad time..
My heart breaks for you all..very sincere condolences to Iris, Gene and Phillip.
Our Deepest sympathy to Blair’s family,It was so sad to here,Condolences to you all
So sorry for your loss
Blair was truly one of a kind. Big smile big heart and a kind soul. I grew up with Blair and I have many fond memories to cherish. I like many will miss Blair, a huge loss to everyone who knew him. Iris, Phillip and Eugene there are no words that can bring comfort to you. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Blair will always be with you in your hearts and in the smiles of his children. Rest Easy Blair. God Bless you all.
Phil, Iris, Eugene and family my sincere and heartfelt condolence at this sad and difficult time. May he RIP.
Allison, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of love and prayers xo
Iris, Philip and Gene, I’m so sorry for your great loss, Blair was a great person, know that I’m thinking of you all in your time of sorrow! May Blair Rest in Peace
Blair made my summers down home 100 times better and seeing him enjoy my fathers company was awesome. They were inseparable. Like brothers. He always had something witty and funny to snap back with. I’m glad I was able to spend time with him and create good memories. I won’t forget.
Very sorry for your loss .May he Rest In Peace.Earl Campbell&Donna
Iris, Phil, Eugene, Taylor, Mason and Kali and families I send my deepest condolences. Blair will never be forgotten, I have very fond memories of him growing up, he always made us laugh, we will keep him in our hearts forever, hugs
Sending thoughts and prayers to Blair’s family at this terrible time. He was such a beautiful person always had a smile and a hug whenever I saw him.
So very sorry for everyone’s loss. He definitely was one of a kind
Sending prayers of comfort to you and his family at this very sad time 🙏
Allison and Lahey family. We were so sorry to hear this. We are thinking of you. May he Rest In Peace.
Gary and Lois Ross
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this sad time. Remember the good times, God Bless you all. RIP Brown Cow.
My sincerest condolences and prayers of strength and love to all of Blair’s family and loved ones. He was a great guy and I have many fond memories of him over the 20 plus years I knew him. Deeply saddened to hear of his passing. May his light and humour keep going on with your memories of him and through his children.
I am so deeply saddened by the news of Blair’s passing Alison.
Sending love and light to you and your family to help guide you all through this most difficult journey. God Bless🙏
Eugene , franky and family so sorry for your loss blair was great fella will be missed by all .
To Alison and the Lahey Family:
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Blair. He was a wonderful guy and always there to help at anytime. Our hearts are broken. Keeping you in our prayers. May he Rest In Peace. Deepest sympathies.
To Alison and the Lahey Family:
My sincere condolences on the passing of Blair. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Cherish the wonderful memories. RIP Blair
I will miss you Blair from sites like Newfoundland and through Nova Scotia .Wherever l do security you were there REST IN PEACE My friend.
My love to Alison and Blair’s family, so deeply sorry to hear of such a loss. Just know you are all thought of with such compassion.
I was Masons teacher and he talked about his dad so lovingly and with admiration. Sending love, hugs and prayers to all the family.
My condolences to all of blairs family, he was a great person and we will all miss him terribly…..your visits to the house will be missed…rest easy pal….
Our condolences to the family and friends of Blair🙏🙏. Gone but will never be forgotten. Ml&R. Keith Mac Vicar and all members of the Highlanders MC. ⚔️🏍🏍⚔️👻👊👊
Our condolences to the family .
So sorry for your loss. Brown Cow always bragged about his kids and was so very proud. He was full of energy and passionate about what he believed in. He will be missed.
So sorry for your loss thinking of you all!!!
Our condolences go out to his family. Blair was one of the good guys. He will be missed and remembered by all that knew him. He was a friend to all. Tetford family.
Sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Eugene
To the Lahey family my deepest sympathy for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and is god
We love you Alison. Your family here will always with you. Our many thoughts and prayers are being sent.
Condolences to the family and to you Eugene. We know how much he will be missed. Always a good time, hard worker and an easy friend. Thoughts an d prayers.
Merv and Patti Kay
Condolences to Blaires wife and family he will always to be missed RIP Brownie
So sorry to hear about Blair. I remember all the great times we had in Toronto, he constantly made me laugh with his wit and would give you the shirt off his back. My condolences to the Lahey and Phillips families.
Dearest Alison, I was so saddened to hear of your loss! Please know that you are in my heart and thoughts as you always have been! Love!
So sorry for your loss. Our deepest
Condolences to all. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Allison.I’m sure Blair was very special .Love to you all. Cindy and Bernie Halloran and family. Xo
Such a sad day. He will be missed. Blair was such a kind and fun person growing up in our school days in Main-A-Dieu. Thinking of his family in this difficult time.
My deepest condolences on the loss of Blair . Thinking of you all Gene, Iris ,Philip ,Taylor ,Mason, Kali Paige ,Allison and the entire Lahey/Phillips family . Rest In Peace Blair ❤️
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We know how much he meant to his family and to his friends. Gone too soon.
To Iris, Phil, Eugene, and Allison, please accept our deepest, heartfelt condolences and our hope that you find strength and support to help you during this most difficult time. Sending love and light to you all xo
We were very saddened to hear about your loss Allison and Family. Our thoughts and prayers our with you during this most difficult of times.
Deepest condolences from the bottom of my heart. Fondest memories of growing up in Mira with Blair and the boys at the house. Please find comfort in knowing how many lives he has touched. May he Rest In Peace.
Allison: so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Family at this most difficult time. God Bless.
Phillip, Iris, Eugene, Allison and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one.
Our sincere condolences to the Lahey family at this very sad time.
Deepest condolences from John and I on your loss! RIP 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Condolences to Allison and the Lahey family…Blair was a great guy and will be missed by all.
Allison, Taylor, Mason, Kali and the Lahey family. We are so sorry for your loss. Blair was the kindest person who would give you the shirt off his back. He will me missed.
Iris,Phillip, Gene , Allison and Blair’s children, please know you all have my Heartfelt Sympathy at this most sad and difficult time . I haven’t seen Blair in many years but remember him fondly . I have heard so much about him over the years and how much he was loved not only by his family but by his many , many friends . He will never be forgotten for sure . REST IN PEACE BLAIR , and enjoy your time now with your Heavenly family members that went home to God before you , enjoy your reunion with them my friend and the life you will live eternally free of pain ! May God Bless and watch over the family you left behind 🙏🙏🙏
Our sincere condolences 💐 to the family
Sorry for your loss Philip, Iris and Gene.
We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
We are very sorry for your loss. Sincere Condolences to all the family
Sincere condolences to Iris, Phil, Gene and other family members. Thinking of you during this most difficult time,
My sincerest and deepest condolences to Alison, Iris, Philip, Eugene, Taylor, Mason and Kali. Blair was one hell of a man and good friend. He will be deeply missed.
So sorry for your loss Allison 🙏
My sincerest and deepest condolences to Alison, Iris, Philip, Eugene, Taylor, Mason and Kali. Blair was one hell of a man and good friend. He will be deeply missed. Rest easy my friend.
Dear Uncle Philip, Iris, Gene.
My heart is broken 💔 for you all.You are all in my thoughts and prayers 🙏. I wish I could be home with you all at this difficult time . Taylor,Mason, Kali, daddy will always be with you no matter where you are.
Alison you will always have a special piece of the Lahey 💕. I will be watching the live with you all , fro.m New Brunswick but I really would rather to be home with you all. May you rest in peace Blair. Love you all. XOXOXO
Our deepest condolences and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Alison, you shared wonderful stories about Blair and his kindness, sense of humour, love for his children and parents, and of course, his love for you. We love you.
Allison. So sorry for your loss. You are so adorable and you are in my and gords thoughts
So sorry for your loss..Prayers for you all
My deepest condolences to family and friends.
We are so very sorry for your loss. thinking of you all at this very difficult time .RIP Blair 🙏🏻
So sorry for your loss Allison. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Xo
Alison, my heartfelt condolences to you and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. xo
Our deepest sympathy for you all our prayers are with you hugs
Alison and family:
Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
So sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Charlie and I are heartbroken..Blair was such a funny great guy with a heart of gold ….He would do anything for anyone who asked. Condolences to Iris, Philip, Eugene, his Wife and Children..Rest easy my friend you will be missed ❤️
We are so saddened by your loss. Please accept our condolences during this difficult time.
My condolences to the family and friends, God Bless you all. RIP my good friend and we will see you again some day. Smooth sailing and calm waters for you Blair. You will be missed by everyone that knew you.
Sincere condolences to the Lahey family, thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Roger & Judy (Lahey)Magee.
Our condolences to Iris, Philip, Eugene, Alison and family on the loss of your beloved Blair. We were lucky enough to meet Blair last spring when he dropped over for a chat a few times to talk about Harley’s & cars. Even offered us to take his Harley for a drive, his kind, generous nature was very apparent. May he Rest In Peace
Dear Allison and all of Blair’s family, we are so very sorry to learn of Blair’s passing. We are thinking of you during this difficult time and send our sincerest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Blair . Hugs Allison ox Joanie and Matty MacDougall
I was very saddened when I heard of Blair’s passing. My sincere sympathy to Iris, Philip , Eugene and Alison. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
We were so sorry to hear of Blair’s passing. We remember him coming to our house in Mira where the boys used to jam every Saturday. He was always the one with a big smile on his face. Sending all of the Phillips and Lahey families our sincere sympathy in your time of sorrow. May he rest in peace.
Allison and All of Blair’s family we are sorry for your loss and We are all Thinking of you in this time of sadness Our Hearts are with you all cousin Judy Hutchings(Marmulak) and Reg Hutchings and Family
We are so sorry for your loss
Iris, Phillip, Eugene, Alison and Blairs children. So sad to hear of Blair’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Please find comfort in those who have so much wonderful things to say about Blair. Blessed that he is at peace. God bless you all.
Allison I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this very difficult time.
So sorry for your loss, Philip, Iris & Gene. Rest In Peace Blair!
Deepest Sympathy to Alison & all of Blair’s family & friends. Blair always took the time whenever I ran into him to have a chat. Not growing up in Mira it meant a lot to me. He new my husband Tracy and because of that he took the time out of his day to say hi. He really made me feel like part of the community by doing so. Your special memories will be everlasting.
Sincerely, Jo-Ann & Tracy
I am so sorry about Blair.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Lenora Whitman (MacNeil)
Alison, family, Lahey family and extended family and friends our thoughts and prayers are with you guys during these very difficult times. RIP Blair and God Bless his soul 🙏 💔