Blakely, Arden

It is with profound sadness that the family of Arden Blakely announce his peaceful passing on November 3rd at 68 years of age. He will be lovingly remembered by the love of his life, Maureen (nee DeFelice) of 45 years. Loving and proud father to Matthew Blakely (Christine) and Stephanie Boyuk (John). Cherished grandfather to Devon, Cohen and Emiry. Big brother to Barb, Karen (predeceased) and Ruth (Graham). Dear brother-in-law to Paul DeFelice and Greg DeFelice (Barb). Sadly missed by nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Arden was a true family man who was warm and caring. His happiest moments were at home with the people he loved around him, especially his grandchildren. Described by many as larger than life, Arden was a true gentle giant. He valued lifelong friends and was always happy to make new ones. To know him was to love him and no one who met him would ever forget his easy smile or genuine laugh. Unfortunately due to current health restrictions, Arden can’t have the send off that he deserves right now. When circumstances permit, a celebration of his life will be planned. If you wish to remember Arden with a donation, one can be made directly to a local charity of your choice.

9 Condolences

  1. Even though I had the pleasure of visiting with “Uncle” Arden 2 summer’s ago. I can’t help but think of him through the eyes of a young child. To me Arden was larger than life, a gentle giant and a person I’ll never forget. Fond memories of a man who left us too soon. My condolences… Brad

    By: Brad Smylie
    November 12, 2020
  2. My deepest condolences Maureen to you and your family..Arden was a good friend and was like a second brother to me. I will miss our conversations about world affairs, sports,fishing and especially F1 racing. I will miss him dearly. Rest in peace my friend.

    By: Ken Hoop
    November 8, 2020
  3. Maureen, it was so so sad to hear that Arden had passed. He was a good friend and I was fortunate enough to spend some time over the yrs and enjoy his company.
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. RIP my friend.
    Bucky and Angie.

    By: Brian Belland.
    November 7, 2020
  4. Dear Maureen, Stephanie, Matthew, and Family,

    We are so terribly sorry for your loss. We remember Arden as a big-hearted man who loved life. Our thoughts will be with you as you navigate this very painful time, and take refuge knowing you have many beautiful memories to help you along the way.

    Love,
    Angela, Amy, Aunt Linda

    By: Angela, Amy, Aunt Linda
    November 6, 2020
  5. Maureen
    We are at a loss for words. It was a shock to hear of Arden’s passing and our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. His smile could really light up a room and it will be sadly missed. Please let us know if we can help in any way.
    Len and JC

    By: Len and Jocelyne Miller
    November 5, 2020
  6. Maureen and family
    We are so saddened to hear of Arden’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find comfort in your memories of your happy times together. He certainly had a smile that will be remembered. Our sympathies.
    Joanne and Jorma

    By: Joanne and Jorma Vainio
    November 5, 2020
  7. Dear Maureen, Stephanie and Matthew, so very sad to lose such a decent human being, always enjoyed Arden’s good nature and absolute love for his family. Sorry I am so far away. Love, always, Bev

    By: Beverley Crockford
    November 4, 2020
  8. Maureen and family
    The obituary described Arden perfectly. We were fortunate to have had time with him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sudbury will never be the same. All our love
    Reg, LeeAnn, Hillary and Erik

    By: The Nalezyty
    November 4, 2020
  9. Our deepest condolences, you are all in our thoughts.
    Uncle Arden, you will be greatly missed.
    Ben, Britney, Michael and Lydia Arbique

    By: The Arbique’s
    November 4, 2020

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