R.N. Elsworth BlakneyMay 31, 1930 ~ May 8, 2017 (age 86)
It is with heavy hearts the family of R. N. Elsworth Blakney, loving husband of Joy (McAdam) Blakney, announce his peaceful passing, which occurred on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born May 31, 1930 in Upper Golden Grove, NB he was the son of the late Austin and Gladys (Totten) Blakney.
Elsworth was self-employed all his life and worked for J.D. Irving Woodlands and Pejepscot Paper Company for many years. He started Blakney’s Trucking over 60 years ago, which continues to run under his son, Dwayne. His joy in life besides family were his champion Polled Hereford cattle and the many awards he won.
He was a member of the Canadian Hereford Association, New Brunswick Hereford Association, Southeastern Hereford Association and Southern Truckers Association. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many —he will be sadly missed.
Elsworth is survived by his wife Joy (McAdam) of 66 years, his children and their spouses; daughters Brenda Morton (Myles Harvey) of Barnesville, Carmel Vivier (Patrick Dunphy) of Quispamsis, Noreen Smith (John) of Barnesville, and son Dwayne (Lorna) of Barnesville; nine grandchildren (Marshall, Marlin and Melody Morton, André and Stefan Vivier, Amanda (Foote) and Jonathan Smith, Brandon and Lilly Blakney), as well as ten great-grandchildren (Kassandra, Talyn, Ryker, Jade, Austin, Sophia, Juri, Alexis and Brody, and one great-great grandson Hadley) his sister Loraine Goldie and brother Arnold (Barb) and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, and sister Doris McKinney and her husband Clifford.
Following cremation, visitations will be held from Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646-2424) on Thursday, May 11 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm. A celebration of life will take place at Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, May 12 at 11am, followed by a reception at the funeral home. A private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ALS, IWK or charity of donor’s choice.
A.L.S. Society of N.B. and N.S.
900 Windmill Rd., Suite 113, Dartmouth NS B3B 1P7
I.W.K. Grace Health Center Foundation
PO Box 3070 , Halifax, NS B3J 3G9,
Tel: 902-428-8085, 1-800-595-2266