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BISHOP, Blaine H.

April 29, 1916 – February 15, 2012

Blaine passed away on Wednesday, February 15, at the age of 95 at Wentworth Manor after a brief illness. Leaving to mourn his loss are his daughters, Betty (David) Marshall and Virginia (Heinz Jaroslawsky) Petersen; his grandchildren, Patrick (Maria) Petersen, Paul Petersen, Sean (Shirley) Marshall, Melanie (Greg) Rieveley, Jason and Briana Jaroslawsky; his great-grandchildren, Kyle, Hanna and Riley Petersen, Evan, Adam and Danielle Rieveley, Annalie and Isla Marshall. Blaine was predeceased by his beloved wife Blanche and his brother Blair (Bud).

Blaine was born in Grassy Lake, lived in Burdett, Three Hills, Edmonton and Calgary. He was a veteran of World War II and worked in sales in the trucking industry until his retirement in 1971. Blaine excelled in sports including baseball, curling and golf. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Masonic Lodge and a Lifetime member of B.P.O.E. Calgary #4.

At Blaine’s request, there will not be a funeral. Condolences may be forwarded through The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all the staff at Wentworth Manor, the Court, for the love and care they provided him over the past 3 ½ years. Also our thanks to Dr. John and Wendy Haggblad.

In living memory of Blaine Bishop, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Jean Patterson Wozniak :

    Betty & Virginia

    Just read in the paper today about your Dad’s passing.

    Thoughts and prayers to both of you and your families.

    Jean Patterson Wozniak

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  2. Virginia & Betty and families,

    You both blessed your father’s life so much- especially when he was a widower. Such wonderful daughters! He so knew he was loved. You will miss your father, your kid’s grandfather and your grand-kids great-grandfather so much. He was quite a guy and sure could put a smile on everyone’s face. He will never be forgotten! Blessings on all of you as you grieve. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)

    With sincere sympathy,
    Love, Judy, Tom and family

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  3. Betty, Virginia, and families,
    So many fond memories of Bish…playing gin rummy, golfing, and enjoying his impish sense of humour! Blaine was truly a blessing to all who knew him. May your own special memories of your father help you through this difficult time. Bish will be in our hearts forever. Sincerely, Vicki and Murray

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  4. joyce Saunders :

    Deepest Sympathy at the loss of “Bishop”. He was a great man, lived a good life and wll be missed by all. I remember all the good times that Paddy and I had with Blaine and Blanche. My family were truly blessed by his kindness towards my family. Time is a great healer.
    Joyce Saunders and Family

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  5. Dear Betty and all of Blaine’s family: I was very surprised to hear about Blaine when I went to the Wentworth to visit. Blaine was always special to my mother (Thelma Vian) and I because he always remembered her even though he didn’t see her very often the last couple of years. Blaine’s sense of humour and his kindness to us will always be remembered. Thank you for being with him so often; he was a special man. Brenda

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  6. Virginia , Betty and families,

    Donna and I were saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. I have fond memories of him from years ago. We had several good laughs together and I will treasure those times forever. He was one of a kind.
    Sandy and Donna Bennie

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  7. Dianne Red's Daughter :

    Red thought the world of “Bish”! I am so sorry for your loss – maybe your Dad and mine are sharing memories and a bit of refreshment!

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