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Sallows and McDonald - Wilson and Zehner Funeral Home

1271 103 Street, North Battleford, SK

OBITUARY

Lionel Joseph Blanchette

December 26, 1929May 22, 2020

Blanchette, Lionel Joseph, December 26, 1929 – May 22, 2020

Lionel leaves behind his loving wife, Marie, of 68 years. He left as he lived, quietly, uncomplaining and of unwavering faith.

Lionel was born in Jackfish, Saskatchewan on December 26, 1929. He grew up on the family farm west of Jackfish. He attended Lavigne School and College Mathieu in Gravelbourg.

He worked briefly for the railroads but chose to stay in North Battleford with Marie and started a family. Lionel then began a career in the flooring industry and eventually owned and operated Beaver City Floor Covering and later on United Carpet.

Lionel was a 4th degree Knights of Columbus and instrumental in the building of St. André Church and school.

Lionel was avidly involved in sports. He played hockey for many years and his passion led him to coaching at the minor and junior levels. He coached the St. Thomas College Imperials to two provincial championships and was inducted in the North Battleford’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Lionel and Marie purchased a lot at Aquadeo Beach in 1956. The cabin soon became the gathering place for family and friends, family was everything to Lionel. He loved seeing his grandchildren and looked forward to watching them play on the beach or whatever activities they pursued.

Lionel leaves behind his wife, Marie, his children, Don, Gord (Therese), daughter-in-law Diane, Gail (Doug), Janet (Rob), Glen (Traci), Kevin (Sandi), 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sons Terry and Blair (infant), his parents Louis and Delores Blanchette, Barb Blanchette (daughter-in-law), one brother and two sisters. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MS Society, 150 Albert Street, Regina, SK S4R 2N2. Sallows & McDonald- Wilson & Zehner Funeral Home in care of arrangements, 306-445-2418.

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  • Lionel leaves behind his wife, Marie, his children, Don, Gord (Therese), daughter-in-law Diane, Gail (Doug), Janet (Rob), Glen (Trace), Kevin (Sandi), 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sons Terry and Blair (infant), his parents Louis and Delores Blanchette, Barb Blanchette (daughter-in-law), one brother and two sisters.

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Dan & Carol Godfrey

May 26, 2020

Dear Marie & family:
We are so saddened to hear of Lionel’s passing. Sending deepest sympathy & caring hugs to all the family.
With our sympathy,
Dan & Carol Godfrey

Annette Textor

May 25, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Lionel's passing. We used to love taking Mom and Dad, Fred and Irene, to visit Lionel and Marie. It was always a great time! We will never forget Lionel telling us about his going to the "College of Knowledge" everyday! The golf club!
Annette and Lionel Textor

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