Blanchard, Robert, age 95, of Ponteix, SK passed away September 23, 2020 at his home. The Funeral Service was held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, September 26, 2020 from Notre Dame d'Auvergne Roman Catholic Church with Father Guy Amedee Ainemon officiating. The organist was Claudette Begin and music was provided by the Notre Dame d'Auvergne Church Choir. The Urn Bearer was Allan Blanchard and the Life Tribute was given by Joel Blanchard. The readers were Michelle Blanchard, Nicolas Couture and Christina Maza. Honor Guard was formed by the members of the Ponteix Knights of Columbus. The interment service took place at the Ponteix Parish Cemetery. Robert is survived by his wife Germaine (nee: Chorel); son Roger (Dolores) Blanchard, children Allan (Sharon), Christina (Francis) Maza- Dominic, Samuel, Joshua, Isabel; Michelle Blanchard; Angela (Dustin) Harpham- Braden, Derek and Jake; grandsons Robert (Vicki) Gibbs- Rob, Jason, Mattaya, Simone and Aiden; Michael (Michelle) Gibbs- Abbie, Ava and Claire; Richard (Maggie) Gibbs- Elizabeth, Olivia and Caroline; son Joel (Marie-Anne) Blanchard, children Richelle (Chris) Knudson- Kyan, Joelle, Brielle and Everyn; Miran (Chalsey) Blanchard- Embrie, Adelyn, Aspen and Camden; Stephane (Amanda) Blanchard- Luke and Layah; daughter Lise (Michel) Couture- Conrad (Bryana) Couture- Hollis and Sloane; Janelle Couture (Keith Norris); Melanie (Brad) Ollen- Emerance, Becker and Maeva; Annick (Zack) Sawatzky; Mathieu (Prudence) Couture- Louis and Andre; Nicolas (Amanda Kush) Couture. He was predeceased by his daughter, Joanne and her husbands Gene Gibbs and Al Larson; his parents Hubert and Marthe Blanchard; brother George Blanchard; sisters Simone (Laurier) Tessier and Ghislaine (Real) St Cyr. Robert was born at the Gabriel Hospital in Ponteix on November 30, 1924. He attended school at the Royer Country School. He married Germaine Chorel on September 30, 1947 at Lafleche, SK. He was a lifelong farmer and also raised cattle. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Les Amis de Ponteix. Robert's main interest was getting together with family, visiting and playing cards. He enjoyed playing pool with his pool buddies and having morning coffee with his friends at the Ponteix Bakery. He also became an avid gardener after his retirement from the farm. One of Robert's favorite saying was "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise." He was a man of faith, expressing it with his actions, rather than his words. He enjoyed the sound of busy grandchildren playing around him. In his memory, memorial donations may be made to Foyer St. Joseph Nursing Home in Ponteix. Lemieux Funeral Home, Ponteix, SK were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information please call 306-625-3925 or visit our web site at www.lemieuxfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the family tribute wall.
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