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BLANCHARD, E. J. Chuck

BLANCHARD, E. J. Chuck
February 28, 1936 – September 29, 2012

Chuck Blanchard of Calgary passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the age of 76 years.

On August 27, 1954 Chuck was married for fifty-four years to his love Martha Matula, until she passed on August 14, 2008. Together, they enjoyed the company of family and friends, travelling and the love for each other and family. Chuck proudly served ten years with the Royal Canadian Air Force including NATO, overseas and in Canada. Chuck’s careers afforded his family the opportunity to create lasting memories in France, Barrie, Montreal, Boston, Fort McMurray and Calgary. Chuck had a full life with many accomplishments including helping build a place of worship; elected on many Executive/Boards, working with local Political associations and participating in various Volunteer Organizations. His life’s greatest moments were seeing his family healthy and happy, remember “Family is First”.

Chuck is survived by his two daughter’s Donna Hreys (Lawrence) and Annette Hall (Wes); one son Eugene Blanchard (Susan); he was most proud of his grandchildren, Pam, Karen, Ben, Melissa, Calvin and Mariah and great grandchildren, Caitland, Austin and Hunter. Also left to cherish his memory is good friend and companion Teunisje Harrison; his brother Raymond Blanchard and his many special friends.

A Celebration of Chuck’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Chuck Blanchard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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  1. Richard Alger and Family :

    Please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your Father. I had the opportunity of meeting him through Eugene many times and was always impressed by his can do attitude and obvious delight in all things related to his family.
    Our thoughts are with you, sincerely Rick , Lena and Anna

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  2. Catherine-Ann Robichaud :

    Donna, Eugene and Annette,
    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear father,(my dear uncle). He will be dearly missed by so many. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Clarence & Marguerite Girouard :

    Our most sincere condolences to Chuck’s family and friends. Clarence & Chuck were great friends while they were young and living in Bouctouche, NB. A great person!

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  4. Annette and Wes, please accept my condolences on the loss of your father / father-in law. I remember him from my Syncrude years.

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  5. Please accept my condolences for your loss. I knew Chuck from Fort McMurray (Syncrude) and even risked playing the odd game of bridge with Chuck and his wife. I will miss his great demeanor and sense of hunour. I know Chuck will be missed by all who knew him.

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  6. Oliver & Mary Lou Turley :

    Sincere sympathy in the loss of your father and loved one. I will always remember Chuck as a very happy person whose laughter and smile was infectious. I worked with Chuck in his early days at Syncrude in Employee Relations.

    Oliver & Mary Lou Turley

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  7. Rev Mr and Mrs Thomas O'Toole :

    Eugene and Family
    Please accept our deepest condolences with your loss. Your whole family will be remembered in my thoughts and prayers.

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  8. Gerald & Roseline Bobichaud & Family ! :

    Sincere condolences for your loss. Family was everything for him and your Mother I still remember our family reunion a couple of years back, the Blanchard & Robichaud family reunion in NB 3000 miles away brought us closer the way Chuck would have wished it!

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  9. Monica Skrukwa :

    I am a relative of Teunisje Harrison and had the pleasure of meeting Chuck at a number of our family gatherings. He was such a lovely and friendly man. One day I got to hear him play the piano and I had such a sense that he really knew how to enjoy life. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is grieving Chuck now.

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  10. Condolences from the Block Parent Program. Chuck spent many hours volunteering with the Block Parent Program in Calgary on the board and as a Block Parent with Martha.

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  11. Grandpa, We will miss you so much. Your smile, your hugs, your laugh, your kind words, your patience, but most of all your music. Oh how we will miss your music… Now, we will play the music for you. We love you…

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  12. Rick & Joyce Castonguay :

    Rick & I wish to send our belated condolences to your family. We had the pleasure of knowing Chuck and Martha in Fort McMurray and played lots of bridge with them. We count ourselves fortunate to have gotten to know them, we shared lots of laughs and have lots of good memories. They loved life and lived it well, your loss is significant. Our best wishes to you all.

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