MARVEN BLANCHARD

November 1927 – January 18, 2013

Marven passed away peacefully in Boundary

Hospital, Grand Forks, B.C. He was predeceased by

his parents, sister Lois and brother Earl. He is survived by his sister Arnolda Nini, and his children, David

MacIntosh, Shiela Roberts, and Marie Beynen.

Marven was born in Bathurst, N.B., in 1927. He enlisted in January 1945 and served for 25 years with R.E.M.E., including time with Peacekeeping Forces in Germany, and Special Services in Egypt, and advanced to the rank of Sergeant Major.

In later years Marven worked many jobs, and then retired to farm in Grand Forks in 1992. He was very talented in leather carving and saddle repair, and enjoyed breeding and raising horses. Marven was a great story-teller who loved and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an active member with the Royal Canadian Legion, serving in several offices, and was also president of the Lions Club.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Grand Forks Royal Canadian Legion at 11:00 a.m., February 9, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boundary Community Hospice Association, PO Box 2647,

7449 22nd St., Grand Forks, B.C. V0H 1H0.

Grand Forks Gazette


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