Emil DeBlaire

The Family wishes to announce the passing of Emil Franklin Louis DeBlaire, in his 85th year, on Tuesday August 9, 2022. Born on October 24, 1937 to Richard and Julia DeBlaire.
Emil and Stephanie (nee Stephens) married on May 30, 1958 and had an incredible 39 years of marriage and four children before the early and heartbreaking passing of Stephanie on August 4, 1997 at the young age of 57.
Emil is survived by his children, Kevin (Jennifer), Darrell (Cindy), Shari (Doug) Lilley, and Diane DeBlaire (Mark).
Loved Papa of Kristin, Michael, Bryan, Kari, Trevor, Stephen, Julia, Allison, Cole, Tie, Curtis, Crystal, Tabitha, and Justin. Great Papa of fifteen great grandchildren.
Emil is survived by his sisters Madeline Lammens (Sam predeceased), and Jacqueline Declerq (Roger predeceased), by his sister in law Judy Hart (Gary) (Jack predeceased), and brother in law Robert (Sheryl) Stephens.
Emil and Stephanie are missed by their forever friends Henrietta Jacobs (Marcel predeceased); they spent almost every weekend together, with all of their kids, playing cards and board games, sharing many laughs and good times.
Emil’s career of truck driving started with M.I.T. working for George Gilvesy where he earned a 25 year pin for safe driving, and then he moved on to employment with Sandham Trucking. Emil was known to many in Straffordville where he and Stephanie raised their family, and after her passing he moved to Tillsonburg until his final residence at Mary Bucke Nursing Home in St. Thomas.
As Dad had wished, cremation has taken place.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday August 20, 2022, at 11 am, in the Straffordville Cemetery, 56024 Heritage Line, Straffordville. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Caressant Care Mary Bucke are most appreciated.
Our hearts are exploding with love
knowing Dad and Mom are together again, forever.
Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario have been entrusted with Final Arrangements.  Your messages of remembrance and condolence may be shared here at wareingcremation.ca

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  • Darrell, Cindy and family
    Liz and I are saddened to learn of your father’s passing. Our hearts go out to you during this time of loss.

    Pat and Liz Carroll
  • Our deepest condolences Shari and to your family.

    Betty Lee Loucks
  • Jackie
    Sending my Deepest Sympathy to you on the Loss of your brother.
    Hugs Claudine Ghesquiere

    Claudine Ghesquiere
  • Shari and family So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.

    Dianne Bunce
  • Dear Shari, Diane and families, we are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Your mom and dad are now together again, must be a comforting thought. Pam and Rick Loucks.

    Pam and Rick Loucks
  • So sorry for your loss

    Ruth Oldridge
  • With sympathy to all the DeBlaire Family: May your many cherished memories help bring to peace and comfort throughout all the days ahead. A lot of memories from our times in Straffordville. Thinking of all of you and your families.
    Diana Norris

    Diana Norris
  • Sheri and family,I can not say sorry that your Dad passed ,because he was more than ready to be reunited with your mother.He was very fortunate to have you for a daughter,I can only wish my children will be half as attentive to me as you were to him.Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.Murray and Kathy Alward.

    say sorry for your Dad passing
    Kathy Alward
  • Kevin, Darrell, Shari, Diane and families,
    We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of all of you at this time.
    Rob & Sandra Richardson

    Rob & Sandra Richardson
  • 🌿Our prayers condolences to the DeBlaire family. Emil was such a good friend to us. He shall be missed by many.🌿

    Art and Mary Fisher
  • Sending my sincere condolences to the whole Family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Linda Layng

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