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Stanley "Brian" Blaikie


Stanley "Brian" Blaikie

Blaikie, Stanley "Brian", Truro. "The Whistling has stopped" It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Brian on November 10, 2017 at home, surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. Born in Truro on January 29, 1946, he was the youngest son of the late Stanley Richard and Olive Lillian (Rushton) Blaikie. He received his early education through the Truro School system and graduated from the Truro Senior High School and began his working career with Halliday Craftsman in the shipping department and driving ambulance for Bartlett’s Ambulance in the evenings. He then became a fulltime member of the Truro Fire Service from where he retired. Brian was an active member of the Golden Age Automobile Club, serving terms as President and Treasurer of the club and was also a member of the Military Vehicle Club. A quiet, gentle and humble man Brian was happiest in his garage with a wrench in hand and working on an old car. His most cherished moments were with his family, watching his grandsons play hockey, summers at the cottage in Brule Beach, laughing and teasing with his kids and grandsons. They will be forever appreciative of his guidance and his caring, positive influence on their lives.

Left to treasure his precious memory are his high school sweetheart and wife of 50 years, Heather (Ferguson); daughters Stephanie Fielding (Jeffrey) of Forest Glen, NS, Kari Lyn Furmidge of Brentwood, NS; his pride and joy- his four grandsons-Cole and Luke Fielding, Andyn and Jonah Furmidge; siblings Richard Blaikie of Truro, Gary Blaikie (Patricia) of Herring Cove, Brenda MacLeod of Truro, Linda Dowell (Harry) of Halifax; brother and sister-in law Gary and Martha Ferguson of Truro; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers Gordon Blaikie, Gloud Blaikie; and very special sister-in-law Roberta Blaikie.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, from where visitation will take place on Tuesday evening from 7-9 pm and where funeral service will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15th at 2:00 pm. Reverend John Parsons will officiate with a reception to follow. Burial will follow in Bible Hill Cemetery, Bible Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the V.O.N. or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Brian’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Service Date
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Service Time
2:00 pm
Service Location
Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, NS

Visitation Time
7-9 pm
Visitation Location
Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, NS

Burial Date
November 15, 2017
Burial Location
Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill, NS

Requested Charity
V.O.N. or to the Canadian Cancer Society