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Steve Blanchard

Died: Wed., Jun. 26, 2013

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 29, 2013

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BLANCHARD, Steven Thomas “Tucker”– It is with heavy hearts the family announces the unexpected passing of Steve Blanchard, beloved husband of Audrey Blanchard, which occurred on June 26, 2013 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born June 1, 1936 in Saint John, he was the son of the late Harold and Kathleen Blanchard. Steve was active in many sports and hobbies throughout his life and would do anything for kids. He was the vice president of Boxing NB, a member of the Canadian Amateur Boxing Hall of Fame, longtime member of Saint John Golden Gloves, a registered boxing official, and started the first Youth Bowling League at Chesley Lanes, where he was manager, in 1981.  At the time of his passing Steve was working for Enterprise Rental Cars.

Steve is survived by loving wife Audrey (Kerr); sons Ed (Cindy) and Steven of Saint John; daughter Angela (Dave) Martin of Saint John; grandchildren Joe, Sarah, Kelly and Riley; and great grandson Evan. Besides his parents he was predeceased by sisters Eleanor, Lena, Pat and Mary; brother Ronnie and beloved grandchild Robyn. Steve was the last surviving sibling in his immediate family.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday June 29, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with a reception to follow at Fundy Funeral Home. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Steve made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Charitable donations may be made in Steve's memory to the following organization:

Heart & Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick
133 Prince William Street - 5th Floor, Saint John, NB E2L 2B5
Tel: 506-634-1620, 1-800-663-3600

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Jennifer & Adam Goguen
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
To the Blanchard Family - Our boxing club will never be the same, Steve dedicated so much to the club and we are incredibly grateful to have had him in our lives. We are so sorry for this loss to your family. xoxo

Jack(bo)/Beryl & family
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
Audrey and family, we are sorry to hear about Steve. It was quite a shock. We have booked hotels to go away this weekend so will not be able to attend the service. We regret this.

joe and pam leblanc
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
please accept our condolensesfor steveand his family

Lucy Stevens
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013


Deepest Sympathies Management & Staff Saint John Winmar

Phil Baraly Baralys Boxing Academy
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
My deepest condolences to the Blanchard family sorry for lost

Aubrey Macleod
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
I was lucky enough to travel with Steve on many boxing trips, his dedication to the sport, a especially the kids, was truely amazing. He will be terribly missed by the entire boxing community. My sincerest condolences to the Blanchard family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Myrna Moriarity
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
Expressing our deepest sympathy to the entire family. He was a great man, and so active and involved in so many lives. He is at peace now with the Lord, and probably reminiscing with the other Angels about his trip out West...Soar with the Angles Steve, and watch over us left here on earth. R.I.P. Buddy

Myrna Moriarity and Arthur McGarity

Thresa Morris
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
Sending our condolence to the Blanchard family ,deeply sorry for your loss.The Morris Family

Ronnie Fisher
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve,s family at this very
difficult time. We will always have those fond memories of Steve,s
humor, that big winning smile, and wonderful personality. What a
blessing it is to have known such an amazing man. Ronnie Fisher , Curtis and Harrison Fisher You are in our prayers May all of you experience the love and compassion of our Loving Saviour as he welcomes your Dad, to his Eternal Home.

Tamara & Corey Landry
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
I am so saddened to hear about my uncle. He will be sadly missed.My prayers are with his family,

Geraldine and Durrell Godsoe
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
Audrey and Family We were saddened to hear of Steve's passing. He was a devoted family man and we considered him a real friend over the past years. He will be missed by all.

Rest in Peace my friend.

Durrell and Gerrie

Al & Andrew O'Hanley
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
Ed and family, sorry to hear about your father. Our thoughts are with you.

Jerry & Madeleine Vienneau
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013

To Ed and the Blanchard Family., What a terrible surprise, to have learned this. I am very sadden, to hear of yours, and our loss. Steve was very committed to helping young people build good character, through the sport of boxing. His numerous years of volunteer work, will have a lasting, and positive influence on so many. May God Bless you Steve, and all your love ones! I apologize, for I cannot travel at this time, I am recovering from extensive injuries suffered from a vehicle collision. Take Care Ed!

rose bourque
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
so sorry to hear about steve I saw him and Audrey up at Costco he looked great a lot of memories from when we were kids at there house a lot my u rest in piece sending my condolences to the family /Audrey/steve/eddie/angie /we lost another great person

Ray and Linda DOIRON
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
our condolences on behalf of our family and also all the Members of FISTS Boxing Club . I would like to add that Steve and I have been on the Executive of Boxing Nb Boxe for about 20 years now . Will sure miss him .
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family . May the Good Lord invite him into Heaven with open arms .

Ray Doiron
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
on behalf of all my family , and members of FISTS Boxing Club of Moncton we would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Blanchard family .

mildred tonge
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
So so sorry for you loss he was a wonderful man he well be miss by many , R I P ..Steve...hug to the Family ...

Alison & Bill Arsenault
   Posted Thu June 27, 2013
Please accept our condolences on the passing of Steve. He was a one of a kind, with a great heart for the young people in the Boxing world, just not the Saint Club or those from Boxing New Brunswick.
He was so proud of his family & never missed the opportunity to talk about them.
He will be missed by many young & old alike.
Bill & Alison

Anne & Brian Carter
   Posted Fri June 28, 2013
To Eddie Cindy and family , we are sooo sorry for your loss ,I have you all in my prayers , be by your Mom's side as she will need you now more than ever , she will greatly miss him ..............But just remember , when you feel that shadow , that we all sometimes do , it will be your Dad right there beside you watching over you all !!!!! So sorry we will not be able to make it to the funeral , but our thoughts and prayers will definately be with you !!!!! God Bless !!!

George,Nicki and Family
   Posted Fri June 28, 2013
Audrey,Steve,Ed,Angie So sorry to hear of Tucker's passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Pam & Ivan Doiron & Family
   Posted Fri June 28, 2013
We were very shocked to hear of Steve's passing.We had a long time doing youth bowling together.Pass on a message of condolence to the family. RIP Steve. Pam & Ivan,family also,

David Evans
   Posted Fri June 28, 2013
Ed, Cindy and Family. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies for your loss. David and Liz

Kim Hutchinson-Chown
   Posted Fri June 28, 2013
Audrey, Steve, Eddy I am so sorry to hear about Steve. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Kevin, Giselle, Trevor, Kyle (Watson Family)
   Posted Fri June 28, 2013
Our hearts are saddened with the loss of Steve. As this time of reminiscence, I find myself thinking of all the road trips Steve, Ed and I would take for boxing. Steve had endless energy for our sport, a very committed and dedicated soul. We would drive hours upon hours talking boxing, how to make things better and what we needed to do to improve the sport for the boxers in our care. Steve wore his heart on is sleeve, a heart of gold for those that knew him! He was unwavering in his commitment. We not only have lost a coach and an official but also a true friend. Thank you Steve for being part of our lives.

Al & Adora Douglas
   Posted Fri June 28, 2013
So sorry to hear about steve's passing.Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of sorrow.

bonnie beyea
   Posted Sat June 29, 2013
Eddie, Cindy and Families
So sorry for your loss our thoughts are with you all.
Bonnie (Roberts) Beyea and the Roberts Family

Valerie Kerr
   Posted Sat June 29, 2013

BASKET GARDEN was sent by Val Kerr.

My Dear Audrey, Steve, Eddie, Angie and families you are in my thoughts and prayers as you journey through this difficult time. Love Val

Richard and Carmel Frauley
   Posted Sat June 29, 2013
Love and prayers at this sad time.

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