In Loving Memory of

Donald Blaney

1957 - 2018

Obituary of Donald Blaney

BLANEY, Donald “Don”

Peacefully passed away in his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at the age of 60.

Beloved father and grandfather of Charlene (Pete Rumpel) and their children Ben, Hunter, Jacob, Finn and River; Victor (Elizabeth) and Fé. Donald will be dearly missed by his siblings and their families; Aline Blaney and her children Caroline, Eva, Emily and Madeleine; Daniel (Nora) Curran-Blaney and their children Morgan and Caitlin; Ivan (Denise) Blaney and their children Jennifer and Rose. Don has been reunited with his parents Armande and Alfred Blaney. A special thank you to the Oncology Unit at the Markham Stouffville Hospital for their care and support through Don’s illness. In accordance with Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services, 905-354-2133.

Friends and family are invited to join the Blaney family as they Celebrate Donald’s Life, on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 1-5p.m. at the home of Ivan and Denise Blaney, 3980 Mountainview Road Beamsville. A private family interment will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be given to the McNally House Hospice. Online condolences may be made online at

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5 years ago

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Juliette Cliche
5 years ago

We are saddened to hear of Donald’s passing. I have very fond memories of cousin Donald. Usually when he was knee deep in mischief… Please accept our sincere sympathies… Juliette and Aldaige

Gaétane Blaney Québec
5 years ago

C’est avec beaucoup de peine que nous apprenons le décès de mon cousin Donald. Nous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Nos pensées sont avec vous en ces moments difficiles. Nous nous remémorons de très beaux moments en sa compagnie. Bon courage.
Gaétane & Jacques

Stephanie Menicanin
5 years ago

My condolences to family and friends. I have fond memories of Donald. He was a loving and very fun man to be around. I’m sure he will be greatly missed.

Tom Kenny
5 years ago

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

5 years ago

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Randy and Janelle Gorter
5 years ago

Please accept our condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Really enjoyed the time that Don and I worked together.

Debbie Wright
5 years ago

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Michael Laffin
5 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to all Donald’s family. I have such fond memories of good times with the Blaney family in Beamsville.

The Laffin’s (cousins on Armande Blaney’s side of the family).

We will keep you all in our prayers.

Michael & family.

Don and Rosemary Oesch
5 years ago

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Don. Our prayers and thoughts are with you
at this sad time.

André Beaulieu
5 years ago

Du plus loin que je me souvienne Donald a toujours été pour moi l’exemple même du bon vivant, combatif et plein d’énergie. Que ce soit pour faire des travaux sur la ferme, faire de la mécanique sur un dune buggy ou faire la fête. S’il y a de la vie dans l’au-delà, Donald saura sûrement animer une fête avec son violon et on y retrouvera Armande, Alfred, Jeannine, André, Irène, Paul, Ronnie, Joe,…, Ti-Jean Carignan, Ti-blanc Richard,…

Mes sympathies à toute la famille,

André Beaulieu et famille

Khaled Mansour & Wafa Serhal
5 years ago

Our deepest sympathies go out to every member of the Blaney family. May God give you the peace that you seek. Forever etched in our minds and hearts will be Donald’s great welcoming smile whenever we met him.

Khaled & Wafa

Lia Mortellaro
5 years ago

Our deepest condolences to the Blaney family. Donald was always there to lend a helping hand and he will be sorely missed. Whenever Donald crosses our mind, as he surely will, we will remember a kind man who was taken from this earth far too early.
Lia Mortellaro
Harry Mortellaro
Norma McAllister

5 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to the family. Your Friends at GEA

Lia Mortellaro
5 years ago

Our heartfelt condolences to the Blaney family
Lia Mortellaro
Harry Mortellaro
Norma McAllister

Stephan Michaud and Manon Demers
5 years ago

Hi to all family member,
My name is Stephan Michaud I work with Don at GeaHoule in Quebec for many years , I was also at his 60th birthday party , it was Worth the trip from Québec.Don was a GREAT MAN…My condolences to all the family ..may Don rest in peace.
Stephan Michaud and Manon Demers

DM Machinery Team
5 years ago

Our deepest condolences to the Blaney family. We work many years with him at DM Machinery Inc (St-Simon, Qc)

Marcel Depault
Martin Tardif
Raynald Girouard
Philippe Gagnon
Jean-Francois Binette

Daniel and Jackie Clermont
5 years ago

Sorry we just heard your passing. Our sincere condolences to your family. Thanks for being a colleague and friend for the last 40 years. (Ideal machinery and GEA Equipment)
You will always be in our minds.

Diane Tennant
5 years ago

My deepest sympathy to all of Donald’s family. I have many fond memories of this handsome cousin of mine. May you all find comfort in each other and the memories you share. Hugs to all…

Stephan ,Manon,Renel ,Nathalie ,Daniel ,Sylvie.
5 years ago

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Paulette Gallagher
5 years ago

I was so saddened to hear of Donald’s passing. My deepest condolences to all his family. I have many fond memories of Donald. May your memories of him give you comfort and peace at this difficult time. Love and hugs…Paulette

Harry & Lorrie Inthout
5 years ago

We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you.

Howie Maroney
5 years ago

Don was a wonderful man who helped me start my working career in the dairy business. He taught me a lot. He fought a hard battle and now is at peace. So long to a good friend…I’ll miss our talks.

Cathy Martin
5 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear of Dons passing. We found out only yesterday, my apologies for not being there in person to offer sincere condolences.

Brian Romagnoli
5 years ago

My sincere condolences to the Blaney family. I was unaware of Don’s illness, as I have not seen him in recent years. I have fond memories of Don, from high school days onward. On many occasions, he welcomed friends to his open-air concerts, square-dance and sing-along gatherings over a campfire barbecue. Our local Canadian cowboy at heart ! Comfortable playing a guitar or a fiddle, he never failed to entertain or bring people into the fold, those who would otherwise be sitting alone on the sidelines. I thank God for his presence in our lives, and will always remember his smile. RIP my friend.


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