Obituary of George Blaquiere
It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of George Emile Blaquiere on January 11, 2024, in his hometown of Edam, Saskatchewan at the age of 95. He was born to Sever Blaquiere and Henriette Gosselin on October 6, 1928. George was the third of five children.
George completed his grade 8 at Cole School before deciding to help Sever on the farm. He then farmed his own land for a few years before traveling to Timmins, Ontario to find alternate work.
George returned to Edam and moved to town in 1958 with Sever and Henriette. Following his return to Edam, George worked for Art Esquirol helping Art in his butcher shop and on his farm.
George was a quiet man with a consistent smile who had a love for hunting and gardening. In February of 2015, George moved to the Edam Enriched Manor. During his time there, George planted a vegetable garden and he was happy to share his harvest with the other residents.
George was predeceased by: his father, Sever Blaquiere; mother, Henriette Blaquiere; brothers, Albert Blaquiere and Charles Blaquiere; sister, Therese Pugh; and nephews, Daniel Blaquiere and Denis Blaquiere.
George is survived by: his brother, John (Rosa) Blaquiere; sisters-in-law, Annette Blaquiere and Rachelle Blaquiere; brother-in-law, Earl Pugh; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
The Prayer Service will be held at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Edam on Thursday, January 18 at 8:15 PM (CST). The Mass of Christian Burial will also be held at the Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Edam on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 11:00 AM (CST). Interment to follow at the Edam Catholic Cemetery. If you are unable to attend in person, you may view the live streaming of the service posted below at the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Edam Enriched Manor where George was well cared for and enjoyed his final years. The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at the Edam Enriched Manor for their sincere love and endearing care.
George’s memorial card can be viewed or downloaded from the link below.