Duane C. Blondie
Duane Charles Blondie
July 26,1943 - July 26, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Duane Charles Blondie announce his passing, on his 78th birthday, Monday July 26, 2021 at the Woodstock Hospital.
He will be missed by his loving wife Nancy Blondie (nee Bertrand), his children Darcy Blondie (Jennifer), Shane Blondie (Jane), Christie Maillet (Jason), Jessica Vankeirsbilck (Brad), and Zachary Blondie (Courtney Tupper); his loving siblings Patricia Murray, Bruce Blondie (Ellie), Sandra Blondia (Terry), Annette O’Neil (Dennis), Shelia Blondia, Blake Blondie (Bonnie), John Blondia (Chrissy). Duane will be missed and remembered by his 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren,and his nieces, nephews, brothers in law and their wives.
Duane was predeceased by his father Roger Blondia, mother Margaret Blondia (nee Ranger), sister Ruthann Patterson and brother in law Thomas Bertrand.
An avid outdoorsman who loved hunting with his brothers in law up North, and fishing with brother Bruce, Duane had spent his childhood in Chatham and surrounding area where his love for fishing bloomed. Never idle for long, Duane could be found tinkering in his garage or in his backyard feeding the wild birds. Duane worked 30 years at Siemens in Chatham, Ontario before retiring to Woodstock, Ontario in 1996.
Cremation has taken place, and a graveside service followed by a celebration of life is being planned for late Summer, date to be announced. As many Foundations have touched Duane’s life, donations in his memory made to the Alzheimer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or the Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated and may be made directly, or by cheque through Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock, Ontario N4S 3V8 (519-290-5575) who have been entrusted with final arrangements. Messages of condolence may be shared at wareingcremation.ca