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William Blackwood

Bert Blackwood

Thursday, October 3, 2019

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Obituary for Bert Blackwood

William John “Bert” Blackwood (1946-2019)

It is with deep sadness that the family of Bert Blackwood announces his sudden passing in a tragic car accident on October 3, 2019. Bert is survived by his loving wife and best friend Lee (Wetmore) of 49 years. He was the proud father of Jodie (Rick) Brown, Todd (Liz) & Sheri (Sam) Meadema; devoted grandfather of five adoring grandchildren: Cooper, Todd Jr., Tatum, Paige and Wyatt. He will also be fondly remembered by his sister Louise (Bruce) Martin and sister-in-law Patty (Stuart) Butts and all of his dear family members. Bert was born in Lindsay on May 3, 1946 to his proud parents Don & Ethel (predeceased). He attended LCVI and developed many special friendships there and at his family cottage in Rosedale. He graduated from Ryerson University, continued working in Toronto for a few years, then pursued his career in sales and marketing in the United States–where they raised their family, built many relationships and enjoyed many travels. Bert and Lee retired to Lindsay four years ago, reuniting with many lifetime friends. Bert joined the Probus Club and became actively involved in the community. Bert always looked forward to spending each summer at the cottage, in Pleasant Point, on Sturgeon Lake. He truly appreciated all the special times with his family and friends. He had a contagious smile and a heart of gold. We will cherish the fond memories we shared together. At his request, Bert has been cremated. A celebration of his life will be held at a future date. In memory of Bert, donations to the Lindsay Meals on Wheels would be appreciated by his family. His family and friends know he is at peace hanging with Roy Orbison and listening to the oldies.

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George Morasse

Lee & Family
So tragic to hear about your/our lose of Bert. Bert & Bill Reeves were the 1st people I met when our family moved to Lindsay,1960.We were @ the Lions pool. Over the years, I've been able to keep up with Bert's U S life thru Bill. as I would see him @ least once a year. I got reacquainted with Bert @ our reunion Golf get together. We swopped stories about our careers, families, how proud we were of our kids & their successes. Being apart for 30years didn't seem to matter.
Bert's Mom & sister would keep me updated about Bert & Ryerson, they were frequent shoppers when I worked @ the A & P. They really missed him.
We played football, many nights @ Greenhurst & hung out @ McCombs pool hall.
I'm getting out my Little Caesar records, a few 45's.snap a couple of Exports & remember a lot of good times.
Miss you my friend, R.I.P.
George Morasse
Hamilton
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David Connolly

Lee,
It's been many years but nonetheless I was shocked at this tragic news. Please accept my sincere condolences and be assured of my prayer especially during this difficult time.
With love and sympathy,
David Connolly
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Jerry Crawford

I first met Bert when he lived on William Street South in Lindsay across fron my Grandma and Grandpa Lord. We walked to King Edward public school together and often went to Grandma's house for lunch. We both went to LCVI and played football on the bantam and junior teams with Mo Pennock and Dick O'Brien coaching.I remember going to parties at Berts house on Chaplin Crescent in Toronto. I lost track of him when he relocated to the U.S., But delighted in his smiling face once again at the LCVI golf reunions that he and Ted Abott organized the last few years. He was a dear childhood friend who will always bring a smile when I think of him. RIP Bert. Miss you.








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Amy

I'm so sorry for your loss. I did not know Bert, however I was that horrible morning and I felt I needed to reach out with my condolences.
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Stephen Phelps

Stephen Phelps I just learned of Bert’s passing from my sister Loreen (Harris) who is in Lindsay. Bert and I were school mates and played fooball together in LCVI in the early sixties. I think I even delivered the Watchman Warder to his house on William Street? As with many of us graduating we left Lindsay to pursue our future careers. Bert went south to the USA and I headed out west to Calgary where I still am today. I had not seen Bert for over 50 years when we played golf together at the reunion. We had a great conversation about our lives and got up to date as best you could in just a few hours. Who would have known at that time how important that reunion was for both of us. I am sorry for his tragic loss, but I will celebrate my knowing him and cherish the last day we spent together at the LCVI golf tournament. Miss you, Bert. I think I will play some Roy Orbison on the old turntable today……..
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