August 12, 1942 – September 19, 2022
In loving memory ~
It is with great sadness that the family of Richard (Dick) Blankman announces his sudden passing on Monday, September 19th 2022.
Dick was born in Trail BC on August 12th 1942 to his parents Abraham and Margaret Blankman. He met his loving wife in Fruitvale BC and they were married for almost 56 years.
Dick worked in the logging industry in the West Kootenays for a few years before finding his roots in Fernie BC where he began his admirable career in the Coal mining industry in 1969. He began as a shovel operator and progressed his career through supervisor and training roles, he retired in 2007. Dick was a mentor and so well respected by all that knew him.
Throughout his life, Dick cherished his time that was spent camping, hunting and fishing with all of his children, grandchildren, and friends. There was no one that admired animals more than Dick, he had many family pets, along with his property deer. Dick was the most gracious and caring person, he will be missed my so many.
Dick is survived by his three children Cathy Johnson (Dale), Mike Blankman (Maggie), Wes Blankman (Sandy), his seven grandchildren Tanisha Ogloff (Nick), Caleb Blankman, Stephanie Burgess (Joel), Shaylyn Johnson, Victoria Blankman (Philip), Kimberly Blankman, and Jaiden Seize, and his four great grandchildren Bennett, Thatcher, Liam, and Lochlan. Dick was predeceased by his parents Abraham and Margaret Blankman and his loving wife Carol Blankman.
The celebration of life was on Monday September 26th 2022 at the Elks Hall in Fernie BC.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Dick to Angel Flight or the BCSPCA.
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