EDWIN BLAIR DOMONEY
December 15, 1938 – June 10, 2015
After a valiant battle with many different illnesses, sadly we say goodbye to our beloved Blair, 76 years of age of Qualicum Beach BC. He passed away peacefully at the Nanaimo Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 with his wife and daughter-in-law Gaylene by his side. He was known as the man with “many lives” by the medical profession and had such determination to carry on.
Blair was an only child born to Clare and Betty Domoney in Nelson, BC. On December 15, 1938. He leaves to mourn his wife and best friend, Sharon (Castle) – they were lucky enough to celebrate 50 years of marriage in January. Also his three sons who he was so proud of and their wives and 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Darrin (Gaylene) Brendan, Carson, Mackenna, Dawson of Parksville BC, Dave (Leah) Courtney, Nolan of Regina SK. and Doug (Lorianne) Cody, Kaylee, Lauren of Red Deer AB. Blair had the pleasure of meeting his great grandson Mason for the first time a few weeks ago. Being an only child Blair was very much a part of the Castle Clan leaving wonderful brother and sister-in-laws, Jimmie (Laurell), Carol, Michael, Sheila (Owen), John (Lori), Chris (Jeanette). He also leaves behind his beloved cousin, Barbara and her husband Viv of Columbia Beach. He was predeceased by his parents Betty and Clare Domoney, mother-in-law Helen Castle, father-in-law Mac Castle, sister-in-law Susan, brother-in-law Mel and granddaughter Caitlin.
Blair was employed by the Bank of Montreal for 25 years and spent time in many locations throughout Alberta, making many friends along the way. He spent another 20 years with AFSC Agricultural Financial Services Corp in Red Deer, retiring in 2005. He loved being a part of the AFSC family.
Many thanks to Dr. Lori McFadyen, Dr. Kym Jim, and Dr. Rachael Carson, Red Deer Renal Clinic and Nanaimo Dialysis Unit who had much to do with Blair’s care during his lifetime.
Blair was a very kind and gentle man who is now at peace and able to soar with the eagles that he loved so much. He lived his life to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s song “I Did It My Way” and continued that right to the end.
Honoring his wishes there will be no funeral service. A celebration of his life will be held in Qualicum Beach on Father’s Day June 19, 2016. Memorial donations may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, #212- 4711 51 Ave, Red Deer AB or Central Alberta Cancer Centre 3942 50A Ave Red Deer, AB T4N4E7.
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