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Rocky W. Blackmore

17 May 2020
Funeral Date, Time and Location

Fri 31 Jul 202003:00 PM
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
Resting Location
Visitation Period
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As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation of Canada would be appreciated. www.endpkd.ca
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Mr. Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesRocky Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesW. Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesBlackmore, husband of Nancy (Carnahan) Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesBlackmore of Aitken Avenue, Miramichi, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicespassed away Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicespeacefully at his Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshome on Sunday, May 17, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services2020 at the Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesage of 65 with Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfamily by his side.

Born Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesin Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesHamilton, Ontario, he was the Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesson of the late William Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand Alice (Matchett) Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesBlackmore.
After graduating from Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesMiramichi Valley High School, Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesRocky Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesattended Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesNBCC in Saint John and then spent most Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshis career working for NBTel/Aliant Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesin Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesMiramichi. He initially Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesworked in the Mobile Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesShop on Ferry Road before moving Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesinto Sales and Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesAccount Management in the Newcastle Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesbusiness Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesoffice. He retired from Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe Telephone Company (as he always Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicescalled it) in 2002 after 26 years and maintained close ties Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswith his Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesNBTel Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfriends and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicescolleagues around Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe province. Rocky came out of retirement in 2003 Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesto Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswork for Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesShadComm Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfor a Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfew years before fully retiring.

Rocky was actively involved in the Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicescommunity. He was Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesa lifelong member Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesSt. James and St. Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesJohn United Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesChurch, a member of the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesRoyal Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesCanadian Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesLegion Branch #10, a Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesformer member of the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesRotary Club Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesNewcastle, Miramichi Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesKidney Foundation Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand Newcastle Business Association as well as numerous sports clubs.

Rocky’s Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfirst Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicespriority Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswas his family. He was a loving father Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand husband Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand understood Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe importance Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceseducation. He worked Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshard to ensure Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshis daughters had Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesacademic Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand extra-curricular Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesopportunities and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswas never shy to share life lessons Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswith them. He was Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesvery proud of their accomplishments Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand their families. He enjoyed cooking Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfor family and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfriends and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswas known for his Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceslobster boil, deep fried turkey and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceschili. In recent years, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesnothing gave Rocky greater Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesjoy than Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesspending Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicestime with his grandchildren or hearing Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesstories about them and his Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesexclaims Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services“what Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesa boy” and “what a girl” were Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfrequently heard. Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesHe Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswas very Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesinvolved Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesin Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicestheir Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesday to day lives and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicescould Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesbe Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesspotted at the Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshockey rink, baseball field, soccer Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicespitch, golf Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesclub, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicescross Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicescountry race or school drop off whether he was in Miramichi Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesor Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesCayman. He was Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicessure to tell them Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services“love Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesyou pal” Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesat Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesevery Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesopportunity.
Rocky was very active in many sports throughout his life. He was Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesan Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesavid fisherman Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfrom a young age and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfished with Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshis father and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesgrandfather Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceson Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe Little Southwest Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesMiramichi River and maintained his guide’s license Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfor many Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesyears. He was an active Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmember of Miramichi Golf & Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesCountry Club for over 30 years and played Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshockey in the Industrial and Workmen’s Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesHockey Leagues Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesuntil Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshis first kidney transplant. Rocky was Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesalso a founding member of the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesMiramichi River Runners Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand enjoyed Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicestraining Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfor triathlons Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand a Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmarathon. He was very proud of the Miramichi Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesNew Year’s Day Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services5K Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesrun that Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswas named in his honour Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesin Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services1996. Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesHe Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesalso loved hunting and the Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicestime he spent at the Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicescamp. Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesHe Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesalways enjoyed Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesbeing Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesin Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe woods and spent a significant amount of time preparing his Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswood for Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe next Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswinter and tending to his woodlot. Rocky took up pool Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswhen skin cancer pulled Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshim away Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfrom golf and fishing and he took pleasure in organizing Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmany pool tournaments at the Legion.

Rocky enjoyed traveling with his wife, Nancy, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand their family and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfriends whenever possible. Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesThey had Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmany fun Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicestimes Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceson Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesroad trips on their Harley, cruises Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesto Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe Caribbean, Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesAlaska and the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesMediterranean, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesski holidays, snowmobile trips and he loved quick getaways to Maine where he had Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicessome family Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesties. Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesSome of Nancy and Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesRocky’s other travels included England, Hawaii, Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesGermany, Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesItaly Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand France where he visited Juno Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesBeach Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand the site where the North Shore Regiment landed Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceson Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesD-Day Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesto Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicespay his respects. Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesMost of all, he cherished their extended visits Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesto Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesGrand Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesCayman with Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesTrinda and her Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfamily where he made Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfriends at Cayman Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesReef, Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesCoconut Joe’s and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe Lone Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesStar. Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services

Rocky was Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesa great friend Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesto Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmany and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshe Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand Nancy maintained Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesa tight group of friends throughout Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicestheir Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmarriage Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswho were Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesalways there for the Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshappy Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicestimes Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand the hard times. He was Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesa regular at many Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshaunts over Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe years and his Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfriends will remember Friday nights Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesat Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe Opera House, afternoons at the Legion, times spent at the cottage, the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesMess, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe Lo-Tide Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand countless more. He met Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfriends at the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesGoodie Shop Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfor breakfast daily for Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe past Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services15 Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesyears Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand the teasing and banter Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesbrought him Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesso Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmuch enjoyment. His neighbours will Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmiss their chats on the Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesverandah Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand a Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswave for Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthose Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswalking by. Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesRocky Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswas known for remembering names, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesdates Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand places and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshad a Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesknack Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfor fixing things.
Rocky endured Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmany health Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceschallenges over the last 20 years and never complained. When asked how he was Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfeeling, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshis answer was Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesalways “the Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesvery best”. Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesHe Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand his family Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswere very grateful for the Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceskidney transplants he had in 2001 and 2015 which gave Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshim many Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesextra Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesyears Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand the opportunity to know his grandchildren. He took advantage of his Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshealthy times to continue to enjoy the Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthings he loved like Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshis motorcycle, golf, hiking and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshe Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceseven climbed Mt. Katahdin in 2007. He also used Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe time Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesto Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesbecome an avid Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicespool player Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand won the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesNew Brunswick Legion Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services8-Ball Championships Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswith his Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesteammates twice and attended the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesNationals in 2014 Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand 2015. He and Nancy traveled at every opportunity and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshis advice to everyone was Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services“go while you can”.

Rocky Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmay have Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesbeen born in Ontario, but his Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfamily returned to the Miramichi Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswhen he was Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicestwo years old and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshe Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswas a Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesproud Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesCanadian Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand an even Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesprouder Miramichier. Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesHe Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswas eager to share news Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand stories Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe Miramichi with anyone he met.

Rocky is survived by his Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesdevoted wife of 42 years, Nancy; Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshis daughters Trinda Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services(Leo Kassam) of Grand Cayman and Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesChristy (Scott Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesJamieson) of Miramichi; Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshis beloved Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesgrandchildren Brock and Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesClaire Jamieson and Hunter Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesKassam; his Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicessister Carla (Jim Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesMcDonell) of Toronto; and his Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesbrother Geoff (Kim) of Fredericton. Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesHe Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesis Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesalso survived by his Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicessiblings-in-law Jeannie Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand Brian Allison, Joyce and Wayne Carruthers, Derrick and Betty-Anne Carnahan, Barry and Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesVeronica Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesCarnahan Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand Loretta Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesParanich; several Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesnieces and nephews; and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesseveral aunts and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesuncles including his Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesaunt Connie Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services(Blackmore) Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesWaye with whom Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshe Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswas very Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesclose.

He Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswas predeceased by his parents and he held a Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesspecial relationship Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswith his Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfather-in-law, Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesDonnie Carnahan, and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshis brothers-in-law, Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesEllery and Boyd Carnahan, who Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesalso predeceased him.

The Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfamily would like Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesto Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesexpress their sincere thanks to the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesNephrology Team at the Georges Dumont Hospital for Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesover 30 years of treatment Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand also Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesto Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesRocky’s many doctors Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand nurses over the years at the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesGeorges Dumont Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesHospital, the Moncton Hospital, the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesMiramichi Regional Hospital, the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesTransplant Clinic, the Miramichi Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesDialysis Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesClinic and the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesNew Brunswick Extra-Mural Program.

The Funeral Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesService will be held Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceson Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesFriday, July 31, 2020 at 3 Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicespm Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesat Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesSt. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. Please respect social distancing and masks are Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmandatory at St. Mary's Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesRoman Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesCatholic Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesChurch. Friends and family Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesare encouraged Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesto Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesvisit Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services“Rocky W. Blackmore’s Virtual Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesCelebration Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesLife” Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceson Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesFacebook Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services(https://bit.ly/Rocky_Blackmore) Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesor Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesemail Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesRockyBlackmore@hotmail.com Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesto Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesshare Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmemories Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand stories Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesin Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe meantime.

In Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesRocky’s memory, the family Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesasks that you read with Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesa child, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesteach Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesa child to fish and consider organ donation. Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesAs Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesexpressions Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicessympathy, donations to the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesPolycystic Kidney Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesDisease Foundation of Canada would be appreciated. Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswww.endpkd.ca


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