Mavis Ellen Blackburn

Mavis Ellen Blackburn

September 26, 1933 – December 8, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and wife Mavis Ellen Blackburn. Mavis died peacefully in her sleep at St. Joseph’s Hospital, December 8, 2011, after a brave battle with cancer.

She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Fred Blackburn, and her sister Wenda (Albert) Woodruff (nee Harrison). Mavis is also survived by her four children: Ken (Elaine), Neil (Lorrie), Dale (Louise) and Carole (Ninan), her ten grandchildren, Trevor, Stewart, Katherine, Curtis, Christopher, William, Nick, David, Adam and Rowhan, as well as by one great grandchild, Gage.

Mavis is predeceased by her parents George and Ellen Harrison, sister Francis, and her brother George.

Mom you will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts. A gathering in Celebration of Mavis’ Life will be held on Tuesday, December 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Comox Valley Funeral Home and Reception Centre.

Flowers gratefully declined but donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


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