Passed away with his beloved family by his side on Friday, August 10, 2012 at the age of 80. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Frances (St. Jean); daughter Suzanne (Bedard) and sons William and Steve. Predeceased by his daughter Christine. Blondie also leaves behind to mourn: his grandchildren, Jennifer, Jasmine, Les Paul, Danielle, Shane, Crystal, Melissa and Tanya (predeceased); plus his great grandchildren: Jameel, Aubree, Braedan and Hunter. Also predeceased by his sister Doris and brother Gordon, but leaves behind his sister Joyce. Blondie worked very hard as a miner until he retired to spend his time at camp doing what he loved most: hunting, fishing and camping. He will always be remembered by his loving family and friends. His family would like to thank those who cared for him at the Kelowna Hospice House and the staff on 4A at the Kelowna General Hospital. His service will be held on August 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made on behalf of Blondie to the BC SPCA, 1245 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T 1R1 (phone 604-681-7271 or 1-800-665-1868).