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

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12 comments

  • So sorry to hear of Duane’s passing. Remembering a lot of good times that we had while we were at SIemens. My condolences Nancy. Take care!

    Paul Tetrault
  • Nancy my heartful condolences to you and the family.

    Nancy Johnson (nee Thomas)
  • Nancy and family, please accept my sincere condolences upon the loss of Duane. I enjoyed chatting with Duane when we met up at Bertrand family events. My thoughts are with you Nancy. It’s been a difficult few years for you.

    Julie Shipp
  • Nancy and family, we are so sorry to hear of Duane’s passing. Thinking about you at this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing.

    John & Julie Faas
  • We are very sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences on the passing of your father. Great outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time with him.

    Gerry Franssen & Lisa Gagner
  • Nancy and family…Gerry and I are saddened to hear about Duane’s passing. We always enjoyed meeting up and talking with the both of you at Christie and Jason’s home.You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sandi and Gerry Maillet
  • Shane and Jane, please express to your mother and family my thoughts and prayers in the recent loss of your father. By faith, we pray God is with you to comfort you with memories of his life and with the assurance that God will be with you all going forward without his near presence. Prayerfully, P. Marg Moriyama

    Marg Moriyama
  • Darcy Jenn & families … so very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Hoping the wonderful memories will help you find peace during this time. Marg & Jeff

    Jeff & Marg Bliss
  • We are so sad to hear of the passing of Duane and the loss of your dad Darcy, Shane and Christie. Our sincerest condolences to everyone and we hope your memories can bring you comfort and be a blessing during this difficult time. Donny has many fond memories of ice fishing, trips, snowmobiling and working with Duane.
    Take care,
    Donny, Diane and family

    Donny and Diane Gordon
  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. I met Mr. Blondie at Jess and Brad’s wedding and thoroughly enjoyed our talk about making homemade wines. I will be forever grateful for the case of homemade wine he gave me to bring back to Miramichi NB. Very kind and thoughtful man. 💗

    Beverley LeGresley Landry
  • Nancy and family
    We are sorry to hear of your husband’s passing.
    Know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Dave and Linda Feick
  • we are sorry of your loss

    Hetty Drew

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