Peacefully on June 22, 2014 while surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 82. Dearest husband of Donna for 60 years. Dear father of Dan and wife Denise, Lori and husband Louis, and Michael. Treasured grandfather of Nicole, Jacob, Adam, Layne, Candice, Christopher and the late Blake (2004). Predeceased by his brother Edwin and wife Delores, brother-in-law Russ and wife LaVerne, and survived by his brother-in-law Andrew and late wife Margaret. Blake is survived by several nieces and nephews. Blake was a proud graduate of Ford Trade School and retired from Valenite Modco. Special thanks to the E.M.S. Unit and the firefighters for their care and compassion. A private family service will be taking place and cremation was held as per his wishes. Arrangements entrusted to Families First East Windsor, 1065 Lauzon Road (519-969-5841). Share memories or photos at

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