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.Print This Obituary & Condolences