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James ‘Jimmy’ Blair

Funeral service for the late James ‘Jimmy’ Blair, 65, Antigonish, formerly of Afton, was held January 29 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Merland, at a later date.
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Funeral service for the late James ‘Jimmy’ Blair, 65, Antigonish, formerly of Afton, was held January 29 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Merland, at a later date. Mr. Blair died January 24, 2019, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Readers at the funeral Mass were Kay Chisholm and Darlene Chisholm. Jo-Anne Wallace and Eva Wallace presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace. Active pallbearers were Gus Breen, Anthony MacDonald, Ray DeCoste, Billy Wallace, R.J. DeCoste and Carl DeCoste. Honorary pallbearers were Warren Breen, Darrel Hulbert, Shawn Chisholm, Eddie Benoit, Robbie Wallace, Earl Wallace, Francis Durley and Andrew Bowman. Born August 22, 1953, in Antigonish, he was the son of the late Frank and Helen (Wallace) Blair. He worked in construction most of his life. He had a great sense of humour, loved to tease and tell jokes. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the great outdoors, listening to and making Newfoundland music. He is survived by his partner, Joanne Kettle; three sons, Billy, David, Tyson; three daughters, Tracy, Lillian, Christine; five grandchildren, Hannah, Luke, James, Melody, Brooklynn; three sisters, Frances (Jim) Parker, Bridgwater; Jean Blair, Ontario; Beverly (Raymond) DeCoste, Antigonish; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Merland. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

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