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Jerrett Funeral Homes - St. Clair Chapel

1141 St Clair Ave West, Toronto, ON

OBITUARY

Eileen Joyce Blake

November 11, 1934June 14, 2020
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Eileen Joyce Blake (nee Boyd), born November 11, 1934 passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre from heart issues and complications of Covid-19. Although not able to physically be with family and loved ones, due to this devastating pandemic, she was surrounded by our love and prayers as well as the ever caring and compassionate hospital staff.

On June 14th we lost a beautiful, loving, caring and charitable woman. Eileen is predeceased by her loving husband of 67 years, Lewis John (Jack). Forever loved by her daughters Cindy Stewart (the late Ron) and Sharon Manych (Alex) and her son John Blake (Kim Jenkins). Loved and remembered by her grandchildren Suzy (Brent), David (Megan), Stephanie (Nathan), Michael (Laila), Myles (Amanda) and Dylan. She is predeceased by her parents Willis and Pearl Boyd. She was a loving sister to Ted (Kay) and was predeceased by her brother Everett (Vina). Eileen was born in a beautiful small (tiny) town of Tizzard’s Harbour, Newfoundland but left her home at an early age to pursue her dreams.

She married the love of her life, Jack, on June 6, 1953 and raised 3 loving and caring children who will miss her tremendously. Eileen had 6 grandchildren who she loved and who adored her. She was always happiest when she had her children and grandchildren over for big family get togethers and barbecues in their backyard on Hallam Street (where they called home for 63 years) followed by a fun game of euchre.

Eileen was a long-time employee of the St. Joseph’s Health Centre (reception of Diagnostic Imaging). She enjoyed playing cards, going to bingo, doing puzzles, knitting and the occasional outing to the casino. She was an active member of the United Church congregation.

Eileen was a wonderful friend to all who came in contact with her and welcomed everyone into her home. Although we will miss her terribly, we are comforted in the knowledge that she is reunited with her beloved Jack. Till we meet again.

The funeral will be available virtually on Facebook to live stream on Wednesday June 24th at 10:30 am. Please go to Jerrett Funeral Home’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JerrettFuneralHomes/

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to limit the number of family/friends that are able to attend the service at the cemetery. Therefore we must know in advance if you plan to attend. The service will be live streamed for those unable to attend. Please contact cinstewart52@gmail.com if you will attend.

If desired, contributions may be sent to St. Joseph’s Health Centre: supportstjoes.ca. They were our angels, once again, and took amazing care of Mom. If you have a charity close to your heart, please feel free to contribute to it as Mom supported a number of wonderful charities.

Services

  • Memorial Graveside Service

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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COLLEEN NOBLE

June 24, 2020

Cindy, Sharon, John and families:

I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of Eileen. She was such a beautiful, kind, sweet and generous lady. She always welcomed everyone in her home. She is with her beloved Jack now, watching over all of you. My deepest condolences to you and your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love,
Colleen Noble

Margaret Griffin

June 23, 2020

To Eileen's wonderful family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother, father and the grandparents of your children. When I worked with Eileen at St. Joseph's Health Centre and when we gathered socially, she always talked of all of you so lovingly and it was obvious she took great joy in her children and grandchildren. In watching the tribute video, her constant smile and joy shine through, just as I remember her. She was a reliable, dedicated employee on the evening shift and greeted the patients in her friendly Newfoundland way. She will be remembered well, not only by her family, but by her former colleagues, too.

Laura Thompson

June 23, 2020

Sending our love and condolences. God Bless you all Mom and Dad Clark ox

Laura Thompson

June 23, 2020

Memories bring back memories bring back joy.

My heart is full of fond memories of time spent at 89 Hallam St with Mr. and Mrs. Blake and their 3 wonderful children.
Mrs. Blake always made sure you felt at home, had lots to eat and were considered part of their family—which I definitely do 50 plus years later.
I will miss her smiling face, warm hugs and family dinners, birthday and anniversary milestones and Christmas get togethers.
I am saddened that tragedy has found the Blake Family again so soon but I take comfort that Mr. and Mrs. Blake are now reunited with Ron in heaven. Rick and I will always be here to love and support your family. May you both rest in peace.

Love Rick and Laura

Barry Horwood

June 21, 2020

Please accept my condolences on the loss of Eileen.
She was a very fine woman and a family friend. I know she is with Jack now.

Barry Horwood

Rick Stewart

June 20, 2020

We would like to offer our most sincerest condolences to Cindy(Ron), Sharon(Alex), John(Kim) and families of Eileen Blake. We met Eileen thru my brother's (Ron) marriage to Cindy. Eileen immediately welcomed us into her family. She would hold my brother's birthday parties every Christmas eve at her house. She always had an abundance of food and drinks and made it a very joyous occasion. She was very kind, thoughtful and accommodating to everyone she met. We will miss her and know God will welcome her into his house as she did to everyone in hers.
Roger and Rick Stewart

BONNIE HORWOOD-CRAIG

June 19, 2020

Dear, Cindy Sharon and John

I can't even begin to express the sadness I feel. I can't even find the words to say! Your Mom was a remarkable woman, there was nothing that was ever to big that she couldn't accomplish! She was such a very good friend to my mom and to our family. She will be sadly missed by many who had the great fortune of knowing her. She will be with her loving Jack now and now with their heavenly father. May you all find the strength to get through the days ahead, and know that both your mom and dad are once again re-united!! God Bess you all!

Sharon Caetano

June 19, 2020

Mrs. Blake left some wonderful lasting memories in my heart.She was a wonderful neighbour & a true friend to our family. She always welcomed us into her home. She would come & have her evening visit with my mom after her shift at the hospital. They would sit in the kitchen chit chat & laugh. She will be missed but never forgotten. xox



Colleen Santiago

June 18, 2020

So many visits, calls, talks...always kidding with Uncle Jack about who it was on the phone when he answered and he’d say “My glory, it’s Colleen” and start laughing with me and Aunt Eileen would always say “ And how are you doing Colleen, my love”....
It’s difficult to describe the sadness of losing Uncle Jack and Aunt Eileen in such a short time frame....just heartache
I will always love and miss them both

Ken Riggs

June 18, 2020

I live a few doors down from The Blakes.
If I wasn't home or outside playing there was a good chance I was at The Blakes.
I was couple years younger than John, we would usually end in the basement banging thing off the furnace. I would be there all day and into the night.I remember McCain pizzas and fresh chocolate chip cookies.
Mrs.Blake treated as one of her own she was so inviting when you were at her home.
I remember her at my place ,her and Mom were close they would sit and have tea and chat for hours.

Mrs Blake you will be missed and you made people's lives so much better cause you were in them...

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