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Archie Blacklock

April 20, 1925 - November 15, 2014

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Archie passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Powell River (Cranberry) and was the youngest child of Bill and Agnes Blacklock.

As a young man Archie worked as a whistle punk in the Alaska Pine Valley, drove truck for City Transfer and other jobs before being employed with Powell River municipality for many years. He was the general foreman on the installation of Cranberry and Westview sewer system and road works. After leaving his position with the municipality, Archie was the owner and proprietor of Wilshire’s Varieties store in Cranberry for 30 years. He had many stories and fond memories of the old families, people and history of Cranberry. Not being old enough to fight in the war, Archie was a proud member of the army reserves.

Archie enjoyed his retirement for many years with endless projects up in his shop and his many adventures with Betty and Jake boating along the coast and exploring the US and Canada in their fifth wheel trailer.

Archie was predeceased by his wife Olive, son Bob, brother Jock and grandson Ryan. He is survived by his wife Betty, sister Jean, son Bill (Lesley), daughters Gail, Kim (Dan) Stevens, Terry, Brenda (Dan) Blanch, Sandy (Dan) McLeod, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Thank you to Dr. Barrie McDonald and home support nurses for their support and compassion.

There will be a celebration of life for Archie from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, November 29 at Powell River Town Centre Hotel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and/or the BC Lung Association.

 

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From: Betty/Phil Russell
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

So saddened to hear of Archie’s passing. I meant to visit.. but just never got there. He was the most honest and fair but firm in his beliefs/rules boss that I ever worked for! He gave everyone a fair chance and it was up to them to prove/disprove their worth. I had the pleasure of seeing some of those chances change lives during my employment. I am so proud to have known him and I just want his family to know. My sincerest condolences to the family.

From: John and Josephine Morrissey
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

So sorry for your loss, he was a pleasure to be around In time may your memories continue to comfort you .

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 29, 2014
Beginning at 5:59pm

Location:
The Town Centre Hotel
4660 Joyce Ave.
Powell River, BC Canada

Celebration of Life

4660 Joyce Ave.
Powell River, BC Canada

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