HENRY ARTHUR BLANDEN

HENRY ARTHUR BLANDEN

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Art, peacefully on March 18, 2013. Born in Mayfair, Saskatchewan, where he lived until age 9, then moved to Maillardville, BC, where he grew up. Art drove logging and lumber trucks and tram for BC Electric, then buses for BC Hydro for 35 years. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Lil, daughter Lonni, grandson Shane, and great granddaughter Ashley.

Art is survived by his wife Marie; daughters: Linda (Ron), Dale (Peter), Wendy (Bill); step children: Nadia (Ralph), George (Carin), Lidia (Darrell); and many 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Art loved his wife Marie and daughters very much. He was the best of all Dads. He enjoyed the outdoors, boating, water skiing, fishing and hunting. He built his first family home, then another on Gabriola Island, where he retired and enjoyed RVing for 13 years.

We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the special care our beloved Art received from Dr. Bosman, Rick Jackson and the volunteer fire department and paramedics, and the Nanaimo Hospital staff. Your support for the family and care for Art is greatly appreciated. A private family service has been held.


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