Antoine “Tony” Blackburn 1933 — 2021

Antoine “Tony” Blackburn

Tony Blackburn passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 88 years of age. He
will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joyce Blackburn, children, Mark (Janet) Blackburn of Albany, New York, Sandra (Bob) Strate of Kamloops, BC, Lee Blackburn of Nelson, BC, and Brad (Brenda) Blackburn of Kamloops; grandchildren John (Anna Christina) Blackburn, Alanna Blackburn, (Sergio), Bailey Blackburn (Eric), Justin (Stephanie) Strate, Kyra Blackburn, Roz (Brad) Welder, Robert Berard,  Ashley (Trevor) Salle, and Markie Blackburn; great grandchildren, Cam, Clairesse, Jeremy, Corey, Tessa, Weston, John, Alexandra and Eva; and siblings, Madeline (Helen) Blackburn, Teresa Shields, Leon Thew, John (Rose) Blackburn, and Gaiten (Eugene) Lemoges. He was predeceased by his daughter, Debra Berard and grandson, Nicholas Strate.

Tony will be sadly missed by family and friends, his contagious smile and
sense of humour will always be remembered. He drove logging trucks,
self-employed, hauling for Balco and Toyko in Merritt and Kamloops, BC,
retiring at 65 years old. Son Brad Blackburn bought out the company,
Blackburn Trucking Ltd., to keep the legacy going for 52 years. Tony then
went to work with his son in-law Bob Strate, at Delta Irrigation. Tony and
Joyce spent many happy days travelling in their motorhome, and spending
quality time with their children and friends.

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8 Tributes

  1. Methot Family.
    Posted April 9, 2021 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Sending our deepest condolences to your family. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Karen Kopec
    Posted April 9, 2021 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Sandy and family,

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.. your Dad is a legend to many..so many old memories from the early years. Our hearts go out to you all. So sorry for you loss.

  3. Maryann Thew
    Posted April 9, 2021 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to hear of Uncle’s passing.My condolences to Aunty Joyce and the family. Every was always so kind, funny and sweet.Barb and I send hugs for all of you

  4. Doris McNutt
    Posted April 10, 2021 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    So sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Condolences to all of you from Doris McNutt and family

    • Sylvia jackson
      Posted April 11, 2021 at 11:00 am | Permalink

      Dear Aunty Joyce,
      Deepest condolences and also to Mark, Brad, Lee and Sandy too. Uncle Tony was a legend and will be missed.
      Sending big hugs!

      Love John & Sylvia Jackson

  5. The Taylor family
    Posted April 10, 2021 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    The Taylor family and Martin Mountain Logging send our sincere condolences to the Blackburn family. Tony was one of the best truck drivers that we had the pleasure of working with!

  6. Sharon Garber
    Posted April 10, 2021 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Grant and I send our condolences. Tony’s sense of humor and story telling are something I will always remember. He will be missed

  7. Keith Brown
    Posted April 16, 2021 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I am very sorry to here of Tony’s Passing
    I had the pleasure of working with Tony for
    several years at in the Woodland Division
    at Balco Industries As a trucking contractor
    He was a reliable and dependable good natured
    easy going person, Also a strong Business
    sense when required He made all associated
    with Tony our jobs a lot easier

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