Posted: August 9th, 2017


BLAINE L. NEILSON, beloved husband of the late Marilyn Dudley Neilson, passed away peacefully in Cardston, AB on August 2, 2017 at the age of 94 years.

Blaine was born November 12, 1922 in Magrath, AB to Earl C. & L. Geneva Passey Neilson. He lived all his life in Magrath until after his wife died, then he moved to Cardston for the last thirteen years of his life.

He is survived by his children: Richard L. Neilson, Janice (Richard) Bengry, Kelly (David) McLaughlin; 8 grandchildren: Ryan (Stephanie) Neilson, Ashley (Brian) Rivard, Jeffrey (Amy) Neilson, Jason Bengry, Chad (Carolina) Bengry, Trisha (Jaimie) Peirens, David (Kelsey) Neilson, Douglas (Janelle) Neilson; 23 great-grandchildren: Mason & Merek Neilson; Kyle, Taylor, Lee & Joshua Bengry; Cayden, Caleb, Connor & Casey Bengry; Gabriel, Noah & Thomas Rivard; Keetley, Rowan, Rafe & Everly Neilson; one great-great-grandson Myles Taylor Bengry; sisters-in-law Shirley and Marlene Neilson; brother-in-law Elden Coleman.

Blaine was the last living of the Neilson Family. He was predeceased by his wife Marilyn; daughters Cynthia & Mary Lynn Neilson; his parents Earl & Gen Neilson; his siblings Melva (Norm) Christensen, Merlin Neilson, Kay (Shirley) Neilson, Pearldene (Bert) Jensen, Kenneth (Marlene) Neilson, Robert (Caroline) Neilson; also all of Marilyn’s siblings, Arvilla (Ed) Louthan, Marjorie (Elden) Coleman, Roland (May) Dudley, Eugene (Freda) Dudley, Devere (Lucille) Dudley.

The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Lee Crest in Cardston, for the patience and care that they showed our father this past year. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetic Association.

In keeping with Dad’s wishes, A Graveside Service will be held at the Magrath Cemetery, Magrath, AB on Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

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