June Marie Jean Blanchard (former employee of the St. Marys Journal Argus) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on June 30, 2017 at the age of 73.
Born on July 25, 1943 in Chatham, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late Roy W. Blanchard (2010). Loving mother and inspiration to Michael Blanchard and Grace of Rodney, Kim Blanchard-Souch and partner Steve Strahm of St. Marys. She was known to strike from the shadows and mercilessly tickle her grandchildren: Bryan and Jenn Blanchard, Bradley and Taylor Blanchard, Brandee Blanchard and David (Amanda), Sara and Richard (Jenn). She loved looking at pictures of and getting hugs from her many Great-Grandchildren. Daughter of the late Alphonse and Alice Wauthier, and partner-in-crime to her siblings William (Cathy), Ken (predeceased) and greatly missed by her sisters-in-law Bonnie Betteridge (Rod) and Isabel Blanchard-Heidt and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to the ST. MARYS UNITED CHURCH, 85 Church St. South, St. Marys, on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 for visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Doug Loucks officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Like her birth month, Mom loved all of the colours associated with summer. Please feel free to wear colours, rather than black as we celebrate her life.
Memorial donations may be made to Autism Ontario – Huron Perth Chapter, St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation.