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In Loving Memory of

Blanche Macfarlane Vitale

1944 - 2019

Obituary of Blanche Macfarlane Vitale

Vitale, Blanche (nee Stevenson)

It is with sincere sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother on October 15, 2019 at the age of 75 after a valiant battle with cancer. Our mother was fiercely independent and strong. She loved her family and loved to spend time with them. Loving mother to Margaret (Dave) Beaupre, Peter Vitale and Marty (Erin) Vitale. Cherished grandmother to Alicia Vitale, Catharine (Dan) Worth, Alyssa, Lauren, Andrew and Jessica Beaupre. Great Grandmother to Lily Barton. Blanche is predeceased by her parents Martin and Annie Stevenson and her brother Martin Stevenson.

The family would like to thank the Walker Family Cancer Centre, Dr. Tharmabala and the Chemotherapy Clinic for their compassion and care during Blanche’s time there. In honouring Blanche's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Walker Family Cancer Centre. Online condolences may be shared on Blanche’s tribute page at EssentialsNiagara.com.

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lisa maves
2 years ago

In the early 90’s, Blanche was the familiar face at Town & Country Donuts, whom I’d had the pleasure of seeing every day while I ordered a hot bevy. Blanche had a talent for squeezing every last drop of flavour and water from a tea bag by wrapping the string around the bag nestled in the spoon. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to copy Blanche over the years, she made it look easy! Blanche was a tough cookie, hard worker, and still missed after all these years from the plaza. Sincere sympathies to you, may you find peace knowing Blanche will be fondly remembered.

Patti Pasco Portage Pharmacy Delivery driver
2 years ago

My deepest sympathies to the family. Blanche was a special lady i admired her strenghth and determination to live each day with hope and a smile . May she rest in peace.

Kathy Pereira (Alyssa&Ezron's mom)
2 years ago

Alicia and Family. So sorry for your loss. May you find God’s peace during this time. She is in His arms now.

Denise Newson
2 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. Denise, Mike, Andie, Taylor and Tia ♥️

Nicholas n Catherine (nee Warren) DiVito
2 years ago

To the Vitale family,
Very sorry to here of Blanche passing. We were neighbors on Monroe st growing up in the 70’s. Such great memories of pasta for lunch, playing dress up with Blanches awesome high heals, teaching us the Hilghland fling..Or just listening to Margaret’s Elvis records. Thank you for the memories Blanche…
Rest in peace.
Nicholas n Catherine (nee Warren) Divito

Josie Dosa ( nee Pina Panetta)
2 years ago

Margaret, Peter, Marty & Families
Please accept my deepest condolences during this very sad time.
Your Mom was a strong vibrant lady who I had the great pleasure of knowing since my childhood, not often crossing paths, but many times thinking of her with a smile.
May you always find Peace & Comfort knowing she is “not gone, just away”

Deb Pogoda
2 years ago

It was my pleasure to be one of Blanche’s nurses. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. Her beautiful smile and ever twinkling eyes will be truly missed. I enjoyed seeing her every time she came to the chemo room. My condolences to the family.

Bob and Helen (Isaac Place) ❤
2 years ago

We are very saddened to hear of Blanche’s passing. We will truly miss this strong and loving friend. She has taught us all what great strength is.

Tamara Pierce
2 years ago

My deepest sympathies….I worked with Blanche at Tim’s for years….I just loved her craziness and ability to make everyone laugh….

Ross Cappa
2 years ago

Marty, Peter and Margaret, very sorry for your loss. I will never forget her being a hard working mom that gave her kids the best love and a welcoming home for us friends back in the day! Rest in Peace Mrs. Vitale

Toni Pantusa
2 years ago

Margaret~~ So sorry for your loss of your Mom. I had known Blanche when I worked at A&P, Town & Country Plaza, Every break or lunch off to the coffee shop we would go, Blanche already knew our order. She was fun to be with & some days she was just a spitfire. Margaret you’re in my prayers & thoughts. Rest in Peace Blanche. Toni Pantusa

Melissa Cardwell Rougoor
2 years ago

Fondly remember the many years I worked with this sassy lady at the coffee shop at Town and Country plaza… very saddened to here of her passing. My condolences to her family

Laurie Gilbert ❤
2 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Blanche’s family during this sad time. Blanche will always be remembered as a strong and determined individual. May your many fine memories help you all heal. It was a pleasure getting to know her as both a friend and neighbour.

Sarah ainslie kennedy
2 years ago

Margaret and family so sorry for your loss may she rest in peace

Erin Ames
2 years ago

So sorry to hear of this loss for you family. I will always remember the many conversations we had when I would hang out at the coffee shop where she worked. I spent many an afternoon in her company chatting about nothing while I drank a million coffees and played cards or read books. She was loved by many. Hugs for you all.

Deb Kaluna-Stranges
2 years ago

Margaret and family, I am so sorry for your loss. She fought with honour and with all of your families support. She was a very blessed woman. Xo

Alyssa Thompson
2 years ago

I am sorry for your loss alicia and family!! I have heard many wonderful stories of this beautiful soul and she will be missed dearly.

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