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John L. Jr. Blake

BLAKE, John L. Jr. - It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of John on March 10, 2019 at the Espanola Nursing Home, born November 3, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio. Preceded in death by parents John L. Blake Sr. and Geneva A. Blake (Van Alstyne), daughter Norma Ruth Blake, Sons John L. Blake III (Johnny), Terry L. Richardson and sister Mary Jo Morris. Survived by his wife of 48 years Marie Blake of Espanola, daughters Vicky (Charles) Trahan of McKerrow, Crystal (David) Smith-Claar of Centerburg, Ohio, Rebecca Howard of Columbus, Ohio, son Paul Richardson of Delaware, Ohio. 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Sisters Patricia (Harold) of Loudon, Tennessee, and Nancy (Charles) of Hebron, Ohio, many nieces and nephews. John was a man of many talents. He was the owner / operator / administrator of 2 nursing homes. Upon arriving in Canada he worked at the Espanola Hospital as an Orderly / Ambulance driver, was an Owner / Operator of a Tourist Camp and retired as the owner / operator of Blake's Air Service in Elliot Lake. His most beautiful talents were to love our family and his Lord with all his heart. At families request there will be no visitation or service. Interment at a later date will be at the Woodland Cemetery of Elliot Lake. Arrangements by BOURCIER FUNERAL HOME Ltd , Espanola.13330281
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To Marie and Family
Posted by Anita and Stan Wawrzaszek (Friends) On Thursday, March 14, 2019
Our condolences go out to Marie and family. John was a gentleman and will be sadly missed.
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Posted by Murray and Freida Tann (friend) On Thursday, March 14, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Marie and family in your loss of John. You were part of our church family in Elliot Lake and we always knew John for his kind and gentle spirit who loved and served in the Body of Christ. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.

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