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Passed away peacefully at Hospice House on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the age of 31. He is survived by his loving family, mother Jean (Mike) Manning of Kelowna; father Bryon (Elizabeth) Fletcher of Surrey, BC; brother, Todd Fletcher(Vy); stepsister Alecia (Darcy) Songer and their children; stepbrother Jason Manning (Terra); stepsister Jenny Manning (Nick) and their children; grandmother Roberta Fletcher; step-grandmother Clarabelle Manning; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. Blair was a lovely human being with incredible strength, resilience and a fantastic sense of humor. He left a lasting impression on everyone he met. Those of us fortunate to call him our friend will remember him smiling and singing and enjoying every moment life had to offer. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Church of the Nazarene, 1305 West Highway 33, Kelowna, BC. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to C.R.I.S. (Community Recreational Initiatives Society), P.O. Box 25141 Mission Park P.O. Kelowna, BC V1W 3Y7 (www.adaptiveadventures.ca). For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.



Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Church of the Nazarene

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C.R.I.S. (Community Recreational Initiatives Society), P.O. Box 25141 Mission Park P.O. Kelowna, BC Link: www.adaptiveadventures.ca


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The service for FLETCHER, Blair is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Church of the Nazarene

1305 West Highway 33 Kelowna, BC


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  • Fay Head says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Blair as a volunteer at at the Cancer Centre and also in my capacity as part time secretary in the Counselling Dept. His enthusiasm and unfailing sense of humor were a great inspiration to us all. May you be comforted by happy memories as you move through this sad time.

  • Carrie zu Putlitz says:

    I am so sorry to learn of Blair’s passing. I enjoyed working with him during his time at Communitas and have often thought of him as he moved onto the new facility. I will always remember his loving attitude and smile whenever a ‘Smashing Pumpkin’ song comes. My sincerest condolences to his family.

  • Linda Thompson says:

    Jean, Mike and family, Sad to hear about Blair’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have so many wonderful memories of Blair – personality plus! I am happy to have had the opportunity to work with him – he taught me so much.
    Linda Thompson (Ruck)

  • Dave Marriott says:

    I have a special memory of this wonderful man. At a thankyou lunch for
    Interior Health volunteers, where there were some 150 people packed into The Capri Hotel ballroom, Blair was asked to come up and receive a service award. He said thanks,then said his reward came from the joy serving gave.
    His commitment to causes and unselfish zeal and infectious humour will inspire and live with me forever.

  • Mark and Deb Lang says:

    Jean,Todd and family,
    Mark and I are so very sad to hear of Blair’s passing. Our hearts go out to you all at this difficult time.

  • Pat Reimer says:

    Dear Jean, Mike and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Blair was such a light while he was in our care and one could not help but smile when he was in the room. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to get to know him. May you experience God’s peace as you walk through this very dark time. He will be greatly missed by many. Our Love to all.

  • Gary and Karen Wingerak says:

    Mike, Jean and family,
    Our thoughts are with you for your loss.
    We pray that your son is in a good place.

  • Cathy and Terry McManus says:

    To our dear friends Jean and Mike. Words can’t take away the pain or emptiness you must be feeling. Blair was a wonderful young man who left the world too early. He was a happy camper till the end, and hopefully is resting in the arms of Jesus. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Terry and Cathy

  • julia gilbank says:

    Jean,Mike and family. Prayers and thoughts go to you at this time and the beyond. Thank-you for Blair and sharing him with us. He was an inspiration and a great man. I loved his hugs.

  • Valerie Lowther says:

    Bryon, Liz, Tod and Jean
    My prayers are with you as you walk this sad road. I remember Blair for his sense of humour, always gentle kind ways and his non-judgemental attitude. He took each day, one day at a time and was always good company. May God bring you His peace now.

  • Myrna says:

    I am holding you in my heart at this difficult time. What a pleasure to have known Blair – such a light in the world!

  • Michelle Dean says:

    I’m so sorry. For your loss. You know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Wish I could get to the funeral as Blair was a special person, but I will be thinking of you that day. Scott is so sad and wishes you peace as well. Lots of hugs and kisses.

  • Bonnie & Don Sherwin says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He is singing with the angels as he worships the Lord.

  • JUDY NEUFELD says:

    I am so sorry for you loss! I remember playing Scrabble with him at Belle’s house! May the Lord give him wings and become an Angel to watch over his Family and Friends.

  • Noreen Keats says:

    I really enjoyed the times Blair crossed my path at SSASS. Your strength over his long illness was an inspiration to many. I am so happy that you let Blair’s SSASS family know of his passing. I will see you on Saturday. Blessings and Hugs.

  • Joyce Giguere says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Blair was such a sweet young man. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Maureen Mores says:

    I met Blair when he used to volunteer at the Cancer Lodge. I’d often see him playing cards with the residents and I missed him when he stopped coming. He will be remembered for his gentle presence.

  • bonnie larocque says:

    jean,mike and family,rembering with you the loss of your precious son blair. Blair was our ray of sunshine everyday. Blair came into our lives with a smile and a song. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. love b2 chelsea, bonnie, melissa, danielle, natalie and eric

  • Natalie Daniels - B2 at Connect says:

    It was not a slow process for those that saw him everyday. Watching someone’s life spirit be drained from their body is gut-wrenching. To see flashes of the old Blair made it almost worse. We all became very protective of Blair in his final months and weeks at Connect because we didn’t think people could understand the struggles that he was experiencing, or the struggles that we were experiencing. There were days when I would go home and just have to cry for a bit because I could see the end coming nearer with each passing day. We would look to each other for strength and wish that we could share some of our strength with Blair to take away some of his pain. Watching Jean be as strong as she could be while watching her son fade in front of her eyes taught us the overwhelming ability of a mother’s love to encapsulate a child’s pain and take it on as if it were her own. I remember mornings near the end of his time at Connect when I could feel a tangible shift in the energy near his room. Things got heavy. The air was filled with expectations. We would all state how much we hoped it didn’t happen on our shift. None of us wanted to be the person to see him take his last breath because we knew how difficult it would be to fight the urge to crumple to the ground. I remember days when I would get mad that he wasn’t being moved to hospice right this second. It had nothing to do with thinking that the hospice workerswould be better at caring for Blair than we were, but more to do with my belief that I didn’t think Connect was the place for his last breath. I don’t feel bad for this thought. I don’t feel selfish – anymore.I used to. I used to think that I should do everything I could to remain as positive and as smiley as I could for Blair while he was here. But he saw through that. He would give you a look like stop foolin’ around because he wasn’t buying it. So I was straight with Blair. I never sugar-coated anything. I made sure he was comfortable, laughed when we messed up lyrics to a song, and never told him everything’s gonna be ok. I did the best I could. We all did. Blair will be missed, there’s no doubting that. But he will also be remembered by so many different groups of people. We will remember his singing, his puns, his ability to make everyone laugh and realize that while he may have faded quickly, he’ll never fade completely.

  • Elizabeth Luyben says:

    So sorry to see you go Blair. I hope you are in a place of comfort, light and peace in the company of your beautiful Mom. I love you & miss you both. Here’s my last visit with Blair. this is how I will remember them. Together.

  • Travis Jackson says:

    I met Blair at Terry Fox Elementary School. I still remember the times when we played soccer together. Blair embraced life and always thought of others before himself. Those are the kind of things that he will be remembered for – making people smile and bringing laughter in their lives. And while it’s going to be very difficult to think of this world without him, it is a happy thought knowing that wherever he is, he is only spreading happiness.
    Travis Jackson

  • Sarah Jones says:

    My dear friend, how I miss you. You were there for so many special moments in my life and I will cherish those memories forever (the best was when you and Andy would pick me up from school directly after mom dropped me off and take me skiing;).
    Forever in my heart<3 xox

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