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BLAKEY, John Alexander  -  Died peacefully, on the morning of Sunday, December 4, 2022, at the age of 82.

He is survived by his wife, Linda (née Jeffery); his children, Ian (Karen) and Emily (Matthew Bingle); his granddaughters, Alexandra Blakey and Autumn Bingle; and his sister, Mary Ezeard (née Blakey).

He was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Boyd-Clark; and siblings, Jim, Bill, Jean (Lance), and Harry.

John was born in Toronto on April 8, 1940, to Elizabeth Boyd-Clark.

He grew up with his brothers and sisters in and around Toronto, served at St. Mary Magdalene Church, and later worked as a draughtsman, primarily for Moriyama and Teshima Architects, where he met Linda.

They remained happily married for 44 years. John loved his family unconditionally, and in recent years became proud Papa to Alex and Autumn.

In his final difficult months, the girls could always put a smile on his face. John will be remembered fondly for his genuine interest in people and the stories of where they came from, but also for his own ability to story-tell.

He will be especially missed by his Fletcher Lake family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Michael's Foundation in support of St. Michael's Hospital and Providence Healthcare.

A Visitation for John will be held Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough, ON M1R 2Y8. Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 291 Cosburn Ave., East York, ON M4J 2M4, on Friday, December 9, 2022, at 11:30 a.m.