David Blakelock

March 15, 1946 - August 31, 2020

Funeral Details: Saturday, September 5th from 1 p.m - 4 p.m. Ferndale Banquet Hall

Passed away suddenly on August 31, 2020 at the age of 74 years.  Beloved husband of Betty for 54 years.  Loving father of Ron (Tracey), Tom (Jo-Anne), and Sandy (the late Lance).  Dear Grandpa of Shelby and Garrett. Survived by his brother Warren (Sherry).  David will also be remembered by extended family and friends.  Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at Ferndale Banquet Hall, 24 Ferndale Industrial Drive, Barrie on Saturday September 5th, 2020 from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Donations in memory of David can be made to the Huntsville Hospital or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences at www.peacefultransition.ca

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10 Condolences
  • Brian and Sharon Vivian
    Posted on: Thursday, September 3, 2020 Reply

    Betty….Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Lloyd and Audrey Vivian
    Posted on: Thursday, September 3, 2020 Reply

    Our deepest sympathies to your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Nancy Mueller
    Posted on: Friday, September 4, 2020 Reply

    To Betty & family, Warren, Sherry & families

    Sending my heartfelt condolences. Dave will never be forgotten at Airdex. He was a man of many skills and when he had a moment, he would share his stories. May he be forever in your memories and hearts. RIP <3

  • Daniel Forget
    Posted on: Friday, September 4, 2020 Reply

    My sincerest sympathies to the family.
    Dave was my maintenance team member for several years. A very kind man, always open to share his knowledge and experience. Well liked and respected by the entire production team.
    Dave had incredible mechanical aptitude. There seemed to be no issue that he could not remedy. I fondly remember several occasions where I could observe the “wheels” turning within Dave’s mind to quickly find a solution to any mechanical breakdown we may have encountered. It was truly impressive to watch (when an easy or simple fix was not present) as he cobbled solid solutions out of random parts and components.
    I always said, if I was stranded on a deserted island, Dave would be the individual I would want with me.
    A true master of his craft.
    He will be missed.

  • Donna Blakelock
    Posted on: Friday, September 4, 2020 Reply

    Thinking of you and your family, and sending my heartfelt condolences.

  • Sandra and Wayne Clark
    Posted on: Saturday, September 5, 2020 Reply

    Our heartfelt condolences to Betty and of David’s family.

    We first met David several years back when we had become friends with Sherry and Warren. From the start, his friendly and gentle demeanor were the first impression we had, which has lasted. A few years ago, David offered to help me (Wayne) with an outboard motor problem, which he went after thoroughly. When he was done (successfully), he gave me the old parts, plus the disc with the technical manual he had bought and studied. As Mr. Forget said, the kind of guy you would pick first to get stuck on a desert island with.

    But more than his obvious technical wizardry, the thing that stuck in my mind after spending time with him was his basic friendliness and decency. We can all be thankful to have known him if even a little and if not for long enough.

  • Amy Muschik
    Posted on: Saturday, September 5, 2020 Reply

    Uncle David was the one with the boat who drove around for hours, and when asked for “just one more round”, he just laughed and patiently obliged. When we were teens, he was the one who fixed all our broken cars and helped us keep them running. Some of my favourite childhood memories include the stories he would tell at the campfire, with a merry twinkle in his eye. Age makes its marks, but that merry twinkle always remained, and I will always remember him that way.

    My sincerest condolences Aunt Betty, Ron, Tom, Sandy and Shelby.

  • Pam Vivian
    Posted on: Saturday, September 5, 2020 Reply

    Betty we are so sorry to hear of your loss and our prayers and thoughts are with you and family
    From of us
    Uncle Don
    Aunt Louise
    Pam & family
    Sandy & family

  • Shipway Stairs Ltd.
    Posted on: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Reply

    Our deepest condolences to Ron and the entire Blakelock family. Keeping you all in our thoughts during this difficult time.

    Your Shipway Stairs Ltd. Family

  • Debbie Blakelock
    Posted on: Saturday, September 12, 2020 Reply

    Aunt Betty, Ron , Tom, Sandy,

    The gang of us spending our vacation time together was big part of my childhood, memories to teasure. We didn’t have Dad we had Uncle David.

    Do you remember the bucket brigade that first winter at the cottage? Amy spoke of the twinkle, the picture you used here captures it well. I rmember Uncle David laughing like a littel kid when we tobagganed down the hill on the old tent trailer mattress.

    My condolences to you all.


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