Obituary of Blair Anthony
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Blair Ralph Anthony -79 of New Minas, formerly of Rawdon, Hants County, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, 16 Aug 2022, after a long and courageous battle with COPD. Born in Mosherville, Hants County, on January 27th, 1943, he was the son of William & Ethel (Nix) Anthony. Blair served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 009 in Windsor, Nova Scotia. He worked for many construction companies, as a dozer operator and for Dick Weatherhead as a truck driver. He enjoyed camping, curling, hunting and fishing, as well as spending time with family and friends at “the lot”. Blair (aka "Papa") will be missed by his loving wife of 27 years; Mary (Lowe), stepson Jeffery Johnston, of Halifax, daughters Colleen Lowe, of Alberta, Tamara “Tammy” Paige (Eric), of Bramber, Peggy Benedict (Ian), of Belmont, Grandchildren Nicole, Jillisa, Roger, Kevin, Crystal, Brandon, Kendalyn, ten Great Grandchildren, brother Ronald (Verna), brother-in-law Benjamin, and sisters-in-law Arlene and Brenda, and several nieces and nephews Besides his parents, Blair is predeceased by; sisters Phyllis (Harold Lavers), Marjorie (Carl Rhodes), and June, brother Kenny, sister-in-law Juanita, brothers-in-law George, Raymond, Roger, and Rod. A Graveside committal service will take place on Saturday 20 Aug at 11:00 am at St. Stephen’s Anglican Cemetery, Stanley, with a reception at Royal Canadian Legion 009, Windsor, NS, to follow. Special thanks to Torra Brown, Cheryl Neil, Ellen Lewis, certain VON nurses who went above and beyond to make Blair comfortable, the Palliative Care Team of Paulette Bennet and Dr. Birch, Dr. Paige Stephens; devoted friends (more like family) Laurie and Ann Brown, and Stephen and Karen Rick. Thanks for all the visits, phone calls, messages and food from the people who cared for him. Donations in Blair’s memory can be made to the http//.tgwff.ca/giving/donate.asp for research into COPD. Please use reference fund #579012150812. Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of the JW Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 215 Summerville (Phone 902-633-2431). Please visit our website at www.allenfh.ca if you wish to sign the guest book and/or send private condolences.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Blair Anthony, please visit Tribute Store
Saturday, August 20, 2022
St. Stephen’s Anglican Cemetery
Stanley, Nova Scotia, Canada
Graveside Committal Service
Donations in Blair’s memory can be made to the http//.tgwff.ca/giving/donate.asp for research into COPD. Please use reference fund #579012150812.
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