Obituary Send Condolences Read Condolences Send Flowers Video Tribute Photos Share Photo Memorial Donations Family Login

In Loving Memory Of

Joseph Alphouse Andre Blanchard

 

Joseph Blanchard passed away on the morning of Tuesday, February 27, 2018, after a heroic battle with cancer, with immediate family by his side, at the age of 80 years.

He was born in Deleau, MB, on October 23, 1937. Second last of six kids, in a loving family with no shortage of company, food, and coffee.

Joseph finished school at 15, started work at a young age, and met his wife of 60 years. He carried on a long career of construction, bridge and roadwork throughout Alberta and the North West Territories. A master of many trades, he also ran a hardware store and a very successful catering business called Smokeys.

From an early age, Joe became an excellent curler, winning many bonspiels in and around Alberta and Manitoba. He played fastball with the Doug Lewis Bulldogs and even dabbled with thoroughbred horse racing. His true passion for the outdoors, hunting, trapping, and fishing, was lifelong. He was an avid sports fan of the Blue Jays.

His years of work on various endeavours taught everyone around him the important values of life.

Joseph is survived by his beloved wife Allison Blanchard; son Tim Blanchard and granddaughter Jordana Friesen; daughter Tracy Trebb and grandchildren Tanner and Gabrielle; daughter Andrea (Darren) Sander and grandchildren Adam, Kate, and Jack; special family Mary Jean Usunier and all brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles.

The family will be holding a “Come and Go” at the house (10105 85 Ave, Grande Prairie) on Saturday, March 3, 2018, between 12:00-8:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to  Grande Prairie Cancer Centre (C/O Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation) (10409 98 St., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 2E8).

In Loving Memory of

Joseph Alphouse Andre Blanchard
 

 
 

 
 Print Funeral Service Details
 

Funeral Service Details

Memorial Gathering
Saturday, March 3, 2018
12:00 PM
Family Home
10105 85 Ave, Grande Prairie
 View Map
 
 
 
 
Click here to send flowers, sympathy cards, or a meal