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July 4, 2023

Joseph “Cecil” Blanchard died suddenly, Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at his home, with family at his side. He was 69. Beloved husband of Liz Blanchard (nee Kears), for 46 years. Loving father of Danielle Mullen (Brandon) and Courtney Dales (Isaac). Proud Grandpa of Harper, Ellie, Beau and Emmett. Cherished brother of Janice Banks (Grant) and Gerry Blanchard (Lori). Devoted pet dad of Quincy, Lucy, Mischa and Angel. Fondly remembered by his in-laws, nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Lorraine Blanchard. Cecil, a “quiet comedian,” was the most loving and generous husband, dad and grandpa. He had a passion for cars and motorcycles. A bit of a fixer, he would do his best and attempt to fix anything. After 44 years at Bruce Power, Cecil spent his time hanging out with his pups, drinking his tea, spending time with his beloved Liz, and watching every NASCAR race that he could. He touched the lives of many and he will be immensely missed by his family, friends and community. Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Monday, July 10, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with the memorial service to follow at 1 p.m., with Ann Maycock officiating. Interment, Kincardine Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Community Foundation Grey Bruce - Kincardine Community Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.