Robert E. Blair

24-Aug-1935 - 05-Aug-2019

Obituary Overview

In Loving Memory

Passed away tragically alongside his wife Joyce and daughter Linda, as a result of an accident in  Prince William, New Brunswick on  August 5, 2019. Mourning their devastating losses are Bob and Joyce’s children, Linda’s brother and sister, Robert (wife Aura and their children Sebastian, Natalia and David) and Kathy (husband James Bird, children Hannah and Ryan), Linda's husband Dave Wyllie and their children Shaun and Alanna. Bob’s brother Barry, nephew Ian, niece Sherri and their families and Joyce’s sisters Verna Cudmore, Isabel Kerry and Helen Cudmore in Charlottetown, and many nieces and nephews. 
Bob grew up in Guelph, Ont., graduated from Queen’s University and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. Both avid and skilled dancers, Joyce and Bob met at a dance at the Trenton base and soon became inseparable. Bob later worked in public relations and completed his career as Executive Director of the Canadian Education Association. Bob and Joyce celebrated their 60th anniversary this year.

A memorial service will be held at St. Martin’s Anglican Church, Pickering, where Bob was a committed, longtime parishioner, on Wednesday, August 14 at 2 p.m.
Memorial donations may be directed to St. Martin’s Anglican Church, Pickering, Refugee Sponsorship Committee, or to Parachute Canada.
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Robert E. Blair

Funeral Details

  • Memorial Service

    St. Martin's Anglican Church

    Event Times:

    14-Aug-2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Posted by Erna Haller | 14-Aug-2019

I met Bob first in the Outreach Cte. many years ago. For years, I kept him posted with news of Margaret and Stuart Brown. Bob, Joyce and Linda will be terribly missed by the St. Martin's Church family. My sincere condolences to Brothers, Sisters, the children, grand children and in-Laws. I have fond memories and will keep them in my prayers. God Bless. Sincere condolences from Margaret and Stuart Brown, who were to meet with Bob and Joyce while visiting Pickering. Unfortunately the visit was cancelled due to Margaret's Health.

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Posted by Felicity Martn | 12-Aug-2019

When I was unable to drive Marina to Church anymore; Bob stood up & took over. I was ever so glad that he volunteered & he was always there to help if you needed something done. I don't think I ever saw him without a smile on his face, he was so kind & gentle; reminded me of my dad; so much like a Gentleman from the Olden days. We needed more people to be like him. Will miss you & will think of you often. God Bless

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