Blackburn, George Edward “Ed”

blackburn-george-edward-ed-040-17January 05, 1938 – November 06, 2016
at the age of 78 years

A tea will be held at Gleneden Hall on Saturday November 12th at 2 pm to celebrate Ed’s life.

The family of George Edward Blackburn born in Salmon Arm January 5th 1938, announce his passing on Sunday November 6th, 2016. Ed was predeceased by Nan, his parents Bill and Ethel, sisters Barbe and Lea. Ed is survived by his children Andrea, Phyllis and Ken and step children Heidi and Jon, 9 grandchildren, brothers Rob (Lou) of Smithers, Wilf, Lindsay (Bonnie) and sister Colleen Mounce of Salmon Arm and sisters Elaine Culver and June Hilliard of Victoria and Ella Doyle of Richmond and many nieces and nephews.

Ed spent his life operating bulldozer, farming Herford cattle and working with the Neskonlith Band on their garden projects. He also spent some time on city council, volunteering with the 4-H Club and the Salmon Arm fall fair and enjoying hockey.

Special thanks to his longtime friends Leo Lepine, Lawrence Reid, Hank Jans and to Landers Lodge for their support and caring.

Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, 250-833-1129.  Email condolences and share memories at


  1. My condolences to the Blacburn Family

  2. Sorry to hear of Ed’s passing – was unable to come out from Ontario. I spent many years with Ed in the early years and always kidded him about being 364 years younger than I was… fondly remembered.
    Keith Blackburn Carson

  3. In my teenage years I worked at Super Save Gas Station where I first met Ed. He regularly frequented the gas station and was one of those “regulars” that always made your heart feel warm whenever you saw him walking in – a favorite to all!

    The years that followed allowed for many moments of shared laughter, conversation, and birthday hugs! Eddie could light up even the darkest of 6am openings with his contagious smile and kind heart. I will miss seeing him around town and will remember him fondly.

    Much love and support to all Eddies friends and family!

    Lauren Valhalla

  4. I have not met up with Ed for years but I do remember many happy times from our youth. RIP Ed and my sincere sympathy to your family.

  5. My Mom was living at Landers Lodge in the room beside Ed. I would visit weekly and always pop in to Ed’s room and have a little chat with him. Xoxo ED

  6. Our sincere condolences to Ed’s family.

  7. To the Blackburn family,

    Sorry to hear of the loss of Ed. Ed was a friend of mine and my family, the Hopkins.
    As a youth, I often went with Ed hauling cattle, as he drove truck for my parents, we had great laughs. I will always miss his sense of humor.
    I also enjoyed our times fishing.

    My thoughts are with you at this time.

    Ralph Hopkins
    Vanderhoof, BC

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