August 17, 1925 – March 27, 2013
With loving family present, June Blain died peacefully in Calgary on March 27, 2013 at the age of 87 years.
June is survived by her husband Bill Blain; children, Janice Deshoux (Joe), Barb Willis (Pat), Fred Baker, Allan Blain (Greta), Peggy Baker, Robert Baker (Ulrike), and Tony Baker (Skip); eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; and her brother Ben Roberts. She was predeceased by her first husband Ernie Baker.
In her own words, June had a wonderful life and wouldn’t have changed anything. June was born on August 17 1925 in Toronto. She lived all across Canada from Halifax, NS to Chilliwack, BC. She served with the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII, and raised her children near Westlock, AB. In 1969 she and Bill Blain were married in Camrose, AB. June was a dynamic woman whose character is not captured in a simple biography of dates and places. She was active in many community groups. At church she taught Sunday School and led the choir. In recent years she taught computer courses for seniors at the Kerby Centre and Library in Calgary. June attained her Masters in the 1980’s and worked for many years as a social worker. More recently, June assisted in leading exercise classes at the Manor where she lived. Constantly learning and helping others to learn was very important to her. June was an inspiration to her family and friends as someone who always looked to improve and expand. June’s beautiful singing voice, passion for travel, ability to keep up with technological change, and fullness of spirit will fuel the memories and warm the hearts of those who mourn her passing. Because June raised her family to love, she leaves a close and caring family that will always hold her dear.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Plan Canada, 95 St. Clair Avenue West Suite 1001, Toronto, ON, M4V 3B5,Telephone: 1-800-387-1418, https://plancanada.ca/Donate-Now to support vulnerable children worldwide. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of June Blain, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES,Print This Obituary & Condolences