It is with sadness that the family of Frederick J. Blanchard announce his passing which occurred on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Puisville, PEI, on August 10, 1942, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Rose (Gallant) Blanchard.
Fred is survived by his children; Jenny-Lea (Mike) Sheehan, Joel (Karen) Blanchard, Jana (Chris) Ross, their children; Emily (Matthew), Becky (Cody), Julia (Jordan), Matthew, Will, Jack and Ben, several great-grandchildren, his brother Donnie (Bernice) Blanchard and his sister Lorraine Blanchard along with many nieces and nephews and many great friends.
He is also survived by his step-children; Raymond (Joanne) Theriault, Troy (Bonnie) Theriault , Glenn (Tammy) Theriault and Kimberly (Thomas) Boudreau, grandchildren; Jonathan (Morgan), Andrew, Erin (Freddie), Gavin (Elyshia), Crystal, Kelly, Eric, Ryan, Sarah, Kyli, Michelle (Shawn), Chantelle (Brad) and Nathan, and several great grandchildren.
Fred was a mechanic, having worked in several shops before his retirement from Fairweather Tire. He loved travelling and going on long drives. He enjoyed local dances and going to the Casino. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play hockey and winning the 50/50 at those games .
Fred was predeceased by his first wife Karen Blanchard (2010), his second wife Sandra Blanchard (2018) and his son Jody (1999), his three sisters Hermaine, Anita and Louise and his brothers Clifford, Benny, Hebert and Norman.
Resting at the Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) with visitation hours being held on Thursday, February 6th, between 2-4 and 6-8. The Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 8th, at 10AM from the Fundy Funeral Home Chapel. Remembrances made to the donor's choice would be appreciated.
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