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HUGH BLAIN
1935 - 2020

It is with the utmost heartache and deepened sadness that we announce the passing of Hugh Blain, 84.
Predeceased by his loving wife Irene (1999) and left to cherish his memory are his two beautiful daughters, Janice and Carol, and many family and friends across the world.
Hugh was born in Newton Stewart, Scotland in 1935 and joined the Royal Marines in 1952, dedicating 13 years to his military career. He was attached to the 42 Commando unit where he ultimately received his green beret.
Hugh met and married Irene in 1961 and had two beautiful baby girls. Hugh came to Canada with his family in 1977 where he was employed by Reimer Express Lines/YRC up until his death. He worked at Reimers for 38 years earning many safe driving awards. He was a true gentleman.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Winnipeg Humane Society.

Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www.glenedenmemorial.ca

Glen Eden Funeral Home
204-338-7111

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 30, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Hugh was a really good man who was friends with everyone. Had many fun times when we were on layovers all over Canada. Hugh always had something funny to say about any problem. He had a good Whit and sense of Humor. We will miss him in our days of trucking. God Bless and condolences to all the Family. - Posted by: John Colyer (Work Buddy Reimers.) on: Jul 02, 2020

  • Warm and deepest condolences to both Carol and Janice. Lost for words and on how you both must be feeling, sadly I can only imagine. I remember when we lived across the street and got into our heavy metal years as teens, and your dad asking us many times to turn down the tunes or teased us about all “those guys with too much make up on or too long hair in the rock videos”. Prayers of relief that your parents are once again reunited in their forever home. ❤️🙏🏼 - Posted by: Angela Grier (nee Penner) (Family friend) on: Jul 02, 2020

  • We are so very fortunate to have been friends with your Dad and you girls that our friendship turned into family. We have beautiful memories of "Mr Blain" as Keira, Kelsey and Katie would get excited when it was Christmas Eve and when you would be coming in they would say Mr Blain is here. As everyone knows he was an awesome true friend and always happy and loved his Daughters and was very proud of them. We will miss you Hugh, you are in our thoughts and prayers and RIP “Mr Blain” ❤️Love you today and more tomorrow. Wilf and Adeline - Posted by: Adeline armstrong (Family friends) on: Jun 30, 2020

  • Sending all our love and prayers to Carol & Janice as well as family and friends . He will be sadly missed but together again with Irene ! BIG HUGS ! Love you always. Sylvia Stapor & family - Posted by: Sylvia Stapor (friend) on: Jun 30, 2020

  • We send our sincere condolences to the family. Especially to Carol and Janice. We have known the family since the girls were 4 years old and our girls together. God Bless you and give you peace through this time. - Posted by: Wayne and Eva Bell (Friend ) on: Jun 30, 2020

  • We will miss you so much Uncle Hugh. I remember such great memories of you such as when one Valentine's Day you sent me and my sister Sue Valentines cards but didn't sign them. Kinda had our boyfriends at the time wondering. Eventually we figured it was you who sent them. Once mum and dad sponsored you guys over from England it sure was a full house. We had such a small house to begin with that we all lived together very closely. I don't know if Carol and Jan remember that or not. We got through it cuz we are family and now more than ever if you girls need help with anything, please call us. We love you. "We are Family" Love from Julie, xoxo - Posted by: julie ekosky (niece) on: Jun 30, 2020

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