Thibault, Reginald Blake

Blake passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Loving husband of Marjorie (nee Gareau) and cherished father of Tammie, Myles, and Tim (Stacey). Dear grandfather of Paul (Jenn) Laforest, Natalie (Dave) Bulman, Dylan, Mackenzie, Noah, Macy and Ethan, and great-grandfather to Lee, Alison, and Jack. Blake will be sadly missed by his brothers William (Noreen), Jim (Sheila), Shelley (Jeananne), sisters Leila, Madeline and Sally (Ray) Bramner as well as brothers and sister-in-law’s John Ramsey, Blaine (Elaine) Gareau, Una Gareau and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Delena (nee Armstrong) Thibault, brothers Ken, Cam, Randy, sister Mary Jane Ramsey, brother-in-law Al MacDonald, sister-in-law Katharine Thibault, grandson Todd Ropp and daughter-in-law Linda (nee Jesson) Thibault. Blake spent his life playing, coaching, and volunteering for Garson Minor Hockey and Baseball. He was an avid curler, golfer, and hunter. Blake enjoyed watching and cheering on his favorite Major League Baseball team, Toronto Blue Jays, his favorite NHL hockey team, Toronto Maple Leafs, and his favorite CFL football team, Toronto Argonauts. He was a true Toronto team sports fan and never wavered in support. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events and cheering them on with a cup of hot chocolate to keep him warm. Blake enjoyed his retirement after working for Falconbridge Limited for over 33 years. The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to all the nurses (special thanks to George), PSW’s, and student nurses on the 5th floor South Tower, the ICU team who responded, and the 4th floor North Tower – Palliative Care Unit (Sherry, Emily, Chloe, Christine, Chantal, Katie, Heidi) for their care and support to Blake. You are all truly Dedicated Health Care Workers and Heroes who go above and beyond. Donations made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 would be appreciated. Burial will take place at the Gordon Cemetery on Manitoulin Island on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life, come and go event, will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 in Sudbury on Saturday, November 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the family.


9 Condolences

  1. I am very saddened to hear this. Blake was always there to lend a hand. That smile…condolences to all.

    By: Cheryl lonsdale
    November 24, 2020
  2. Sorry to hear of the passing of Blake . I have many fond memories of the old times. RIP

    By: Greg McLean
    November 9, 2020
  3. Dear Tammie, Paul and family;
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
    Take care,
    Debbie Danielson

    By: Debbie Danielson
    November 9, 2020
  4. Jim and I are so sorry to hear of Blake’s passing. Our condolences go out to you Marjorie
    and your family.

    Ruth & Jim Brode

    By: Name*
    November 6, 2020
  5. Marjorie – So sorry to hear that your husband died. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

    By: Karen Luttrell
    November 6, 2020
  6. Tammie, Paul and families. My sincere condolences on the loss of your father/grandfather. He sounds like a wonderful man who loved spending time with and was proud of his family. I’m sure he will be very missed. Caring thoughts are with you all.

    Laurie May

    By: Laurie May
    November 5, 2020
  7. My condolences to Blake’s family. I remember when Dad curled with Blake and Jim many years ago now. Blake always was happy go lucky and was one of my favorite people.

    By: Suzanne (Jackson) White
    November 5, 2020
  8. So sad to hear of Blake’s death. He was certainly one of the great Gore Bay guys from the north end of town! Our condolences to Marj and all the family. Ila & Graham Lloyd

    By: Ila & Graham Lloyd
    November 4, 2020
  9. Uncle Blake was certainly one of the good guys. Always made me laugh with his great sense of humour. A dear brother and friend to my Dad. Uncle Blake will be missed by so very many people. Thinking of Aunt Marj, Tammie, Myles, Tim and sending hugs to all. xoxo

    By: Tracy Thibault Tarnowski
    November 4, 2020

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