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BLACKIE, Peter (Bill) Donald

October 23, 1932 – St. Boniface, Manitoba
July 25, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Peter Blackie of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

Bill’s early years were spent in Lake Francis, MB where his parents ran a fox farm. The family moved across the provinces, settling in Fort Macleod, AB, in Bill’s teen years and eventually settling in New Westminster, BC. Bill moved to Calgary, AB, securing employment with Canadian Western Natural Gas, where he was employed for the following thirty-five years. In 1968 Bill met, and instantly fell in love with, Marjorie Merrett, embracing a future life with Marjorie and her children. Bill and Marjorie created a happy home full of laughter, music, and a lot of sports. Nicknamed “Booley” by his grandchildren, Bill was musically gifted, enabling him to play any instrument by ear. The house was often filled with the happy sound of Bill entertaining all of us with his guitar, accordion, and his electric piano. Bill sang along to every song played, making up his own lyrics as he sang. Cuddled together in the loveseat, Bill and Marjorie never missed a Flames or Stamps game on TV. Our family home; quiet now, missing our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Bill is survived by Marjorie, his wife of 49 years; his children, Randy (Danielle), Rick, Debbie (Brent), Russ, Melanie (Rob), Robert; and his daughter-in-law, Beverley. Bill leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Bill is also survived by his sister, Janet; his niece, Lisa; and his nephew, Donny.

Bill is predeceased by his son, Ron; his sister, Jean; and his brother, Jim.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the family home. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Peter Blackie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296

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  1. Condolences from Jim and I. Bill was a kind soul. Kathy Asham and Jim Beazley

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