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Blanleil, André

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of André Blanleil “Sr” who passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on the morning of November 30, 2011 at the age of 74. Survived by his loving wife Eileen of 53 years, sons André, René (Nikki) and Maurice (Shannon) all of Kelowna, brother John (Violet) of Kelowna, sister Marcelle (Wilfred) Savard of Edmonton, AB, grandchildren Courtney, Kyle, Brett, Chad, Cody, Lauren, Taylor and Travis. Sadly predeceased by his oldest sister Vivian of France. André was an avid sportsman who will be missed by the softball and hockey community, his golfing and bowling friends and all that knew him. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm

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The service for Blanleil, André is scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Bill & Marilyn Nikon says:

    Eileen & Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers for your loss of Andre. We have fond memories of growing up & working in Kelowna with you both, and your families. We wish that we would have had the opportunity to re-connect later in life (now). We hope you find peace in all the loving memories you have had together in life.

  • Pam Nikon says:

    With deepest sympathy for you, Eileen and your family. I met Andre and you while I was working at the Cancer Centre and you became very special to me. I have heard some really wonderful stories from my parents of when you all were growing up in Kelowna.

    I feel very honored to have met you both, and to have shared some hugs and tears with you in Andre’s last few months.

    I know you will find the strength you need to carry on in his memory Eileen. You are a very strong lady, and time, family, friends, and all the memories will console you at this time.

    You had 53 wonderful years with your bestfriend in life. Keep that in your heart and hold onto to it tightly, this will comfort your tears.

    With love, your friend…Pam

  • Dino and Karen Zol says:

    Our condolences and prayers go out to Mrs. Blanleil, Andre, Rene, Maurice and family during this difficult time. Sr. will be missed by those who were fortunate to have known him. God bless you all.

  • Nobby&Gen Wildemann says:

    Dear Eileen&Family : We are so sorry to hear about your loss.We are thinking of You ,Nobby&Gen Wildemann

  • judy neufeld says:

    i am so sorry to hear about andre sr. i remember bowling against him at mccurdy bowling alley

  • Gord & Cindy Hoffman says:

    We are going to miss our friend Andre. We enjoyed getting to know him over the last few years on the ball field and socially. We are thinking of you Eileen and family. Sadly, we are unable to attend the celebration as we are out of town.

  • ashley podger says:

    hello most of you guys know me.. those of of you who dont im andres great neice ashley daughter of terri (bach) i just recently heard the news of his passing and i wanted to send my love and condolences to my graet aunt eileen and all my family back in bc… im so sorry i didnt get to really know him growning up.. but i remember always going to see him and my aunt at their log house in kelowna bc!!!! you will be forever missed and remembered uncle.. may you rip!!!!!

  • Ron Volk says:

    Dear Eileen and Family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember all the great ball games we had with Andre and the boys.

  • chuck@roxanne petch says:

    Eileen and family sorry to hear of your loss he will be greatly missed

  • David Huber says:

    We would like to express our deepest condolences to Andre,Maurice,Rene and families. Sorry for your loss.
    David and Jo-Lynn Huber

  • jerry/audrey kroschi says:

    Our sympathy to all of u and andre sr will be missed he lived a full life and u will have lots of memories to hold on to

  • Norm Landry says:

    Mrs. Blanleil, Andre` jr very sorry to hear of your dad`s passing. Everyone will meet again and enjoy each others company. From what I met of your Dad, he was a well organised person who took great faith in his family. take care of your family from above senior.

  • owen tagseth says:

    prayers to the whole family.iwill always remember the wicked windmill pitch he had on the mound at cennteial park may days.when he got tired he wpould send out one of the three sons toake over.of couse they all had the same wicked windmill that he taught them. great memories.owen tagseth

  • Alrik Forbes says:

    To Eileen, Maurice, Rene and Andre: The thing I will miss the most about your Dad is seeing him at the Rockets games, and our little conversations in between periods. He always had great insite into what was happening in the game, and with hockey in general. From our family to your family, our sincere condolences. Alrik Forbes, and family.

  • Travis Kunz says:

    Deepest condolences to the Blanleil family. Im sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our thoughts.

    Travis & Breann Kunz

  • Judy Snell & family says:

    Eileen so sorry to hear about Andre. Our condolences to you and your family

  • Tim Lenardon says:

    We are very sorry for your loss hang in there Mo. God Bless to all. Tim, Angie, Brady and Elizabeth Lenardon

  • William Gardner says:

    Dear Blanleil Family

    Connie and I send our sincere condolences. As you mourn the loss of your dear Husband, Father and Grandfather, we know you will find comfort in the support and warmth of family and friends and also in the cherished memories of Andre Sr. While we are deeply sorry for his passing, we join you in the celebration of his renewed strength and health as he passed into God’s hands.

    My memory this morning recalls our brief conversations at King’s Stadium with Andre Sr as he watched his boys. Over time, he would talk about the “greats” he played with and against over his long years in fastball – some of the names familiar through conversations with my Dad and his memories of fastball in Calgary. One detail in those conversations was always consistent–the conversation would always end with a clear message that his three favorite and all time best were Andre Jr, Rene and Maurice. I loved his devotion to his boys. He is and will always be your greatest fan.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Wm and Connie Gardner

  • Ken Wheeler says:

    I am sorry to hear about the passing of Andre Sr. He was a gentle and friendly person and will be missed.

  • Bart & Maggie Fenton says:

    To Eileen, Jr, Mo, Rene
    So sorry for your loss. Bart & Maggie Fenton

  • Colin Pyett says:

    Dear Blanleil Family,

    We send our deepest condolences and wish we could be there today to share in the Celebration of Life of Uncle Andre.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

    Love, Colin, Krysti, and Kayla Pyett

  • Darren McClelland says:

    I want to give my deepest condolences to Mrs Blanliel,Andre,Rene and Maurice.You had a great dad and mentor and many great memories shared.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Darren McClelland

  • Gord Lacey says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I’ve known Andre for about 14 years at both the ballfeilds and on the golf course. I will miss him and the conversations we used to have. To the family, I am really sorry to hear of his passing. I know he will be greatly missed.

  • Lea & Elaine Kunz says:

    To The Blanleil Family
    We express sympathy in the loss of Mr. Andre Blanleil Sr. He was a mentor, a coach, a wealth of knowledge on the fastball field. But most of all he was a proud father and grandfather. We will all miss him at Kings Stadium and various ballparks around the province.
    Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

  • Marge Leier says:

    My thoughts go out to you and
    your family.
    Marge Leier

  • ken m coles says:

    my deepest condolences Eileen and the Blanleil family… truly a great man, thank you SR for all the wisdom you have passed along to me over the years..

  • Pearl Bulach & Sandy says:

    Thinking of you and your family
    Please accept my greatest sympathy and may your memories be of comfort to you.
    To Eileen,Andre,Renee and Maurice and families.

  • Don colleen Siebert says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Eileen and Family. But think of the wonderful memories that you all have. He was a wonderful man!!!!
    Love Don, Colleen, Amanda, Katrina and Jordan Siebert

  • Alan Yamaoka says:

    Dear Maurice and family. I am sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Although I am travelling out of the country and unable to attend the service, my thoughts are with you. In deepest sympathy, Alan Yamaoka.

  • Eileen Blanleil says:

    Thank you to everyone for all your kind words, through this difficult time.

    Eileen Blanleil

  • Cyril Chalk says:

    Hi Rene and Andre:

    I was sorry to hear of the passing of your father. No matter how much we plan and prepare for that moment, it still leaves a terrible void. May the knowledge of support of many friends and the grace of God comfort you at this time.

    Grace and peace,

    Cyril Chalk

  • Eileen and Family says:

    Very sorry to hear the sad news about your loss.
    I often think of our memories with Andre from grade 7 at KJH, and also good times at ball games and attending bowling with you all and Bill.
    Our thoughts are with you and the family.
    Kindest regards,
    Donna,Sandra and Bill Church

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