BLIMKIE, HerbertPosted: November 8th, 2017
August 14, 1927 – November 2, 2017
It is with extreme sadness that we announce that our father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, Herbert (Bert) August Blimkie passed away peacefully on November 2nd at the Edith Cavell care centre in Lethbridge at the age of 90 years. Born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, where he lived until the age of 27, then moved to the village of Carmangay in southern Alberta to buy grain for the Alberta Wheat Pool where he met a young lady, Ann Anderson from the nearby town of Champion. They would marry in 1956 and go on to raise 4 sons. Dad was predeceased by his parents, wife Ann in 1993 and son Norm in 2010. He is survived by his dear sister, Ann MacKenzie and brother, Rob (Delores), sons, Brad, Ken (Vienna), and John (Cara), granddaughters Brynn, Jen, Taylor, and Claire, great grandsons Callum, Liam and Euan and numerous nieces and nephews. Dad worked for the Alberta Wheat Pool for 35 years and retired in 1987. One of Dad’s passions was his membership in the Masonic Lodge where he made lifelong friends in the fraternity, frequently travelling to other lodges in Alberta as well as the Masonic Lodge in Aberdeen Scotland. Golf was forefront when he retired, playing daily at the Picture Butte Golf Club where he was a member. Dad also travelled to the home of golf in St. Andrews Scotland, a memory he cherished and often talked about. Dad will be missed by all.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Edith Cavell Care Centre and the Heritage Lodge for the compassionate care they provided.
Honouring Dad’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. A private family tribute will be held at a later date.