Bill Blackburn
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Obituary of Bill Blackburn

A resident of Chatham, Bill Blackburn passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at the age of 92. 

He was the son of the late Harry & Madeline (nee Young) Blackburn.

Reunited with his loving wife, the late Elizabeth "Betty" Blackburn (nee Edwards, 2004). 

Lovingly remembered by his sons, Rob Blackburn (Elizabeth) and Grant Blackburn (Ruth).

Grandfather of Jake (Emily), Leigh, Jarrod and Derek (Erica). 

Great-grandfather of Zoe, Mary Lou & Mckenna.

Dear brother of Sherry Greene (the late Richard), Joan Kranenburg (Harry), the late Dale Blackburn (Carolyn), Don Blackburn (the late Charlotte), Larry Blackburn (Helen), the late Randy Blackburn and the late Glen "Blackie" Blackburn (Dorothy).

Survived by sister-in-law, Donna Jean Goudreau, brother-in-laws Tim Jakubec (Maureen) and Nelson Somerset.

Predeceased by sister-in-law, Marlene Somerset and brother-in-laws, Leonard Goudreau, Robert Edwards (the late Bud).

Missed by many nieces, nephews & extended family. 

Bill retired after 25 years of Service with International Harvester. In his younger years, he worked alongside his dad's construction company, Blackburn & Mosey Construction. Bill enjoyed spending time woodworking, helping others and spending time with family.

As per Bill's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Private Interment to take place in Maple Leaf Cemetery.

In memory of Bill, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at 

McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519 351 2040

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