Obituary of Kathleen Blanchard
Kathleen Blanchard passed away on Saturday, October 14th after a 10 month battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 70 surrounded by the warmth of her loving family in Windsor, ON. Beloved wife of her loving husband Robert (Bob) Blanchard for 49 years. Cherished mother to Michael Blanchard and Benjamin Blanchard. Predeceased by her mother Colette Breen. Loving grandmother to Ethan and Emma of whom she was so proud. Dearest sister to Cheryl Tierson, Diane Sheppard and Patrick Metzen. She will be forever remembered by her extended family Kelly, Joanne, Danielle, Lyn, Bonnie, Diane, Sue, Pam, Dan, Jerry, Vicki. Sadly missed by her many close friends and relatives.
She grew up in Buffalo, NY, married in Lowbanks, ON where she lived before moving to Amherstburg, ON in 1996.
She enjoyed a passion for sailing. She sailed in many regattas around the Rochester, NY area with her sister in the early 90’s. She was a former member of the Cedar Island Yacht Club with her sailboat Marmalade where she sailed with an all woman crew. And she delighted in two sailing excursions that took place in the British Virgin Islands with her husband and sister and their family.
Her favorite pastimes were golfing or kayaking with her husband. She was a member of Legion Branch 157 Amherstburg. She loved attending the Zumba classes at Movati Athletic. She was the biggest cheerleader of her grandchildren and loved watching all their activities.
A special thanks to the staff of Windsor Hospice for the compassionate care that they provided. We are grateful for all the healthcare services that she received prior. Memorial donations would be appreciated to Windsor Hospice.