John Blake

Obituary of John Robert Blake

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BLAKE, John Robert “Jack” - age 76 of Shubenacadie, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2021 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Shubenacadie, he was a son of the late John and Helen (Harnish) Blake.

Jack joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17. When he left the navy in his early 20’s, he became a plumber and pipefitter. Jack was an avid outdoorsmen, animal lover and gardener. He was a self-taught musician having learned how to play various instruments including the guitar, fiddle and harmonica. Jack was a “Jack-of-all-trades”. He loved to read and learn and was up for trying anything new. He was known for his sense of humour and had the best laugh. Jack will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Jack is survived by the mother of his children, Marjorie; daughters, Joann (Ben) Kooy, Lisa Blake; grandsons, Alex and Jordan; granddaughter, Layne; sister, Joan McEachern; brothers, Gerald (Bernice) and James; many nieces and nephews; good friend, Bonnie.

Besides his parents, Jack was predeceased by his sister, Shirley Duncalfe.

Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. No service by request.

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