BLAKENEY, Brian Harris Raegh


September 25, 1955 – October 10, 2016

Brian passed away peacefully on October 10, 2016 with his son Jason and sister Brenda by his side at the Dulcina Hospice in Calgary.  He was born in Summerside, PE on September 25, 1955.  He lived many years in California, LA and made Calgary his home since 2009.  Brian’s heart was always with his son Jason, his family, his ward families and especially his friend Jesus.  He was an avid car enthusiast and the outdoors was his playground.  Kayaking, biking and beach combing brought him peace and contentment.

Brian will be lovingly remembered by his son Jason Blakeney (Judy) of Fort McMurray, AB his father Kenneth Blakeney – Summerside, PE, his siblings Beverley Waugh (Kevin) – Wilmot Valley, PE, Blaine Blakeney – Georgetown, PE, Barbara Lewis – Halifax, NS, Brenda Smith – Calgary, AB, Barry Blakeney (Jewel) – Eastern Passage, NS and Bonita MacKenzie – Summerside, PE.  Many nieces and nephews; Sarah, Emily, Jennifer, Thomas, Jeremy, Joshua, Vanessa, Kenny, Natalie, Amanda, Dylan, Govan, Dustin, Rebecca and his hero, Aimee. Brian is predeceased by his mother Margaret (Crozier) Blakeney, his sister Belinda Bianchinni and niece Mary Ellen Waugh.

The Dulcina Hospice was fondly coined “the palace” by Brian.  He felt royally cared for and always respected by all staff from the kitchen to the doctors and everyone in between.  The family wish to sincerely thank Dulcina for the compassionate care and sincere friendship shown to Brian during his journey.  If so desired, donations may be made in memory of Brian to the Dulcina Hospice.

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Brian’s life on Tuesday, October 18th at 2:30 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – North Stake Center (5927 Tipton Road NW, Calgary)

Brian’s parting words of wisdom are be kind to everyone and keep it simple. ❤

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  1. On 13/10/2016 at 1:37 pm Brenda and Aimee Said:

    Dearest Brian,
    We miss sooooo much already but have such gratitude that you
    are no longer suffering
    We are so honoured to have walked this sacred journey with you
    Aimee says Jesus holds you in his arms…..
    Your faith and courage is our gift

    Love you with all our hearts

    Sis and Aimee

  2. On 14/10/2016 at 5:55 am Barbara Said:

    Dearest Brian, I do miss you and I do love you so much, and I will honor you with praise in my words as I speak of you and Love in my heart when I feel for you and joy when I ponder all the loving and caring and fun times that we shared through the years! You are most precious and loved. I will continue to love you as if you are still here! And I believe that you are at peace where you are now! Blessings and hugs with Love! Love from you sister!

  3. On 14/10/2016 at 1:05 pm Becky Said:

    We love you Uncle Brian.
    Thank you for all of the memories that we shared. Thank you for being you and for your love of life.
    Thanks for listening to my kids tell you the many stories about their days. They say to write their message as, “I miss you.”
    All our love,
    -The Smiths (Theo, Becky and kids)

  4. On 15/10/2016 at 10:06 am Heather Pike-Gaudet Said:

    To the Blakeney Family. My sincere condolences to each and every one of you. It was always amazing how you could all rhyme of your family members so fast and never miss one. Hugs and Prayers at this time. Rest in Peace Brian.

  5. On 18/10/2016 at 8:27 am Dustin & Roselle Said:

    Uncle Brian was a funny, mischievous, life-loving man. He had a twinkle in his eye, especially when he spoke of his beloved PEI. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

    To Brenda and Aimee: the care and dedication with which you loved Brian was TREMENDOUS. Our hearts are with you both, and with the whole Blakeney family, in this difficult time. Sending you both all our love–now and always. <3

    -Dustin & Roselle

  6. On 19/10/2016 at 5:19 pm Judy Said:

    Brian was a soft spoken man, with a very kind and gentle soul. I appreciate so much how he welcomed me into his family without question and I enjoyed every visit Jason and I had with him, Brenda and Aimee. Thanks to Brenda and Aimee for taking such great care of him, being surrounded by his best friend and his hero no doubt made his journey easier. My thoughts are with all of Brian’s family. Forever in my heart. ~ Judy

  7. On 18/02/2017 at 7:37 am Marlene Simmons Dooley Said:

    What a beautiful tribute and so touching. Very fitting, as Brian was a beautiful soul and touched many people’s lives throughout his life.. Some day we shall meet again in heaven.. Maybe he will be playing the harp!!