ANTHONY (HAP) BLACKMORE
1939 – 2021
Passed peacefully away at the Carmelite House, Grand Falls-Windsor, after a lengthy battle with dementia, Anthony (Hap) Blackmore, aged 82. Predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Rosalie (2018), son Philip (1968), parents Walter and Lucy (Griffin) Blackmore, and brothers David (2018) and Martin (2008).
Hap grew up in Grand Falls-Windsor. He often shared stories of his childhood escapades on Pine Avenue. He graduated from Montreal School of Graphic Arts and joined the family business, Blackmore Printing Co. Ltd. He and Rosalie raised their boisterous sons, John, Chris, Andrew, and Paul, taking many family excursions to Michael’s Harbour and forays “behind the mill”. Hap had a knack for photography and made sure to document these memories. In later years, his passion became his grandchildren; he was happiest when everyone was together at the family home during summer vacations.
Left with fond and loving memories are his sons, John (Kellie), Christopher (Shelly), Andrew (Karen), and Paul (Angeline); his grandchildren, Michael, Kathleen, Melissa, Amanda, Nathan, Jason, Anthony, and Alexandra; great-grandchildren, Annabelle and Jacob; sisters, Judy (Gerry Brockie) and Eleanor Jones; brother, Brendan Blackmore; sisters-in-law, Barbara Wood (widow of David) and Sheila Kelly-Blackmore (widow of Martin); and Rosalie’s siblings, Norma (Gord Hart), Dianne Dancey, June Schantz, Glenda (David Sampson), and John (Sharon). He also leaves to mourn his nieces and nephews, in addition to a large circle of family and friends, including the Blackmore, Griffin, and Harvey families of Grand Falls-Windsor.
A special thank-you to the staff of the Carmelite House for the care provided to Dad throughout the past three years, particularly during the past two weeks.
Donations in his memory can be made to the Lionel Kelland Hospice; no flowers by request. Visitation and service details will be announced at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ryan Peddle of Central Funeral Homes.