Richard Blackburn

Obituary of Richard Harry Blackburn

March 25, 1954 - Edmonton, Alberta

December 8, 2021 - Calgary, Alberta


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard Harry Blackburn on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at the age of 67 years.


Richard was born in Edmonton, AB on March 25, 1954, and was raised and lived in Calgary, AB. Richard married his wife Beverly in 1981. He was an intelligent man who never hesitated to share both his knowledge and his opinions. He enjoyed being outside in his garden, watching the birds, and reminiscing with friends in the backyard.


Richard is survived by his wife Beverly, his daughter Elizabeth Agnew (Neil), sons, Andrew Blackburn (Chie), Thomas Blackburn (Geri), Jody Hansford (Monica), Curtis Hansford (Candace), and Damond Ripper; four grandchildren, Garett, Amelia, Gabriella, and Oliver; and one great-grandchild Carter. Richard is also survived by sisters, Jan Thompson (Bob), Kelly Edwardson (Jim) and LB Ormiston (Scott); his Auntie Joan Giles, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Richard was predeceased by his mother Irene Lorraine, and father Harry Gilbert.


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In living memory of Richard Blackburn, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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