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Blair Pierre Joseph Pigeon

May 16, 1965 - March 28, 2015

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PIGEON, Blair Pierre Joseph

 

With great sadness we announce Blair's passing on March 28, 2015. Blair will be lovingly remembered and carried each day in the hearts of his wife Mairi Claire and his daughters Jacqueline and Rachel, his parents Henri and Dorothy, brother Paul and sister Marla (Rod). He will be dearly missed by his sister and brother in law Diane and Peter, nephews Tristan (Janina), Andrew (Yuri) and Graham, nieces Caitlin and Allison, great niece and nephews Michaela, Brock and Yannick, his Uncle Robert (Mary Ann) and Aunt Jill and their families, his extended in law family and the many friends he gathered over the years.

Born May 16, 1965, Blair grew up in Vancouver attending Shaughnessy Elementary and Prince of Wales High School. He went on to study Forestry at BCIT and at the University of Alberta and earned his MBA through Royal Roads University. His employment included MacMillan Bloedel, Western Forest Products, TimberWest and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources.

Always an athlete, Blair spent many years playing sports including baseball, soccer, rugby, skiing, lacrosse and, of course, hockey. Saturday nights on the ice with the Saints and the Leafs and Wednesdays tossing the lacrosse ball with the River Rats were highlights of his week.

Blair and Mairi met in 1989 and married in 1992, eventually settling in Duncan to raise their family. Blair truly believed that life was to be lived to the fullest and he worked to do just that. Happiest with his family beside him, together they travelled to Europe, Asia, Australia and  Central America. They camped, boated, skied, built jigsaw puzzles, celebrated holidays (both real and imagined), and played extreme bocce and croquet. Together they lived life and laughed…a lot!

Blair's proudest moments were the birth of his daughters. An amazing dad whether on the sidelines at their soccer and field hockey games, building birdhouses and swing sets, playing Busytown and hallway hockey, helping with homework or teaching them to ski, Blair supported, encouraged and loved his girls with all his heart.

A celebration of Blair's life will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Duncan on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, Blair would be happiest if you would spend time with your loved ones. Go for a hike with your family, visit your parents, take your partner for lunch, play a game…let them know you love them. Blair, we will miss you always. Forever in our hearts, we hope you are now soaring with the eagles.

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From: Doug Folkins
Relation: Worked with Blair at WFP in Holberg

I have such fond memories of my time with Blair up in Holberg in the mid ’90s. Blair was often tasked to train rookies like myself and he loved this part of his job, Always with a crooked smile, playful jokes, a calm approach, Blair had a way of making those tough, rainy days fun. Blair would often eat all his lunch well before lunch time and then try to scavenge what was available from his co-workers when lunch time actually rolled around. We also played hockey together in Port Hardy and Port Alice.

I want to send my condolences to the family.

From: Tom & Marilyn Dodsworth
Relation: Hockey Buddies

Our deepest condolences to the entire Pigeon family. May your memories of Blair help you heal during this very difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.

From: Lily MacDonald
Relation: Former neighbours

Through the obituary for Blair we have learned how he made every minute in his life count. He truly was a loving son, husband, father and brother. Because of this he has created very beautiful memories for his family. We are so sad to hear of Blair’s passing and send all of you our heartfelt condolences.
The MacDonald family – Lily, Bob, Bruce and Alison

From: Jack Nicolson
Relation: I have been a long time friend of the grandfatherHenry

Henri. I assume you and I worked for the B.C. Forest Service many years ago as your son looks so much like you . I was so sorry to hear of your loss. and you have my condolenes .

From: Ewa Perryd
Relation: travels

I met Blair years ago, in Fiji. I then went to see him in Vancouver. I just found out he’s no longer with us. It’s so sad, such a wonderful person. All my condolences goes to you all. A special candle in Sweden will be lit for him.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 18, 2015
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
St. Andrew''s Presbyterian Church
531 Herbert Street
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 1T2

531 Herbert Street
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 1T2

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