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Dorothy Marie (nee Chinnick) Blackburn

BLACKBURN, Dorothy Marie (nee Chinnick) - A resident of Chatham, Dorothy Blackburn passed away at the Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus, on Thursday June 7, 2018 at the age of 93. Born in Chatham, Dorothy was the daughter of the late George and Leola (White) Chinnick. Beloved wife of 54 years to the late Harry Blackburn (2003). Devoted mother of Barbara Robbins (Arnold) of Chatham, the late Martha Skinns (2007), Janet Blackburn (Ron Drummond) of Tilbury, Doug Blackburn of Toronto and Mark Blackburn (Laurie) of Chatham. Mother-in-law to Peter Skinns of Australia. Cherished grandmother of Kyle Robbins (Adina), Diane Robbins; Rebecca Blackburn, Natalie Blackburn, Isaac Blackburn, Chloe Blackburn; Nicole Byrd (Tim), Jason Blackburn (Amanda), Steve Blackburn (Tiffany) and Kara Jenner (Joel). Adored GG to 10 great-grandchildren. Sister to Jane Jenner (late Bob) and Delbert Chinnick (late Marg), both of Chatham. Predeceased by her brother Bev Chinnick (2013). Sister-in-law to Irene Chinnick of Chatham. Also missed by nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Dorothy had been a member of both French's United Church and Providence United Church, and was an active member of Victoria Avenue United Church. She was a lifetime member of the UCW and had been an Explorer Leader. She loved to quilt with various groups in the community, as well as bake, cross-stitch, garden and read. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm and 7:00 - 9:00 pm and on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 10:00 am until the Funeral Service at 11:00 am. Cremation has taken place, with a private family interment to be held at a later date. Donations made in memory of Dorothy to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Windsor-Essex County ALS Society or Victoria Avenue United Church would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at McKINLAY FUNERAL HOME 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham 519-351-2040 13281013
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Posted by Nancy Sheffield (Friend) On Wednesday, June 13, 2018
So sorry to hear about Dorothy. The quilting world Won't be the same without her. She will be missed.
Posted by denny and debbie bozh (friends) On Tuesday, June 12, 2018
mark and steve and families sorry for your loss
Posted by Ginnie (Sands) D’Hondt (Friend) On Monday, June 11, 2018
I was so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Sending you my deepest condolences.

Ginnie (Sands) D’Hondt

Posted by Marsha Tewkesbury (Friend) On Monday, June 11, 2018
So sorry to hear about your Mom will miss her won’t be the same at quilting

Luv Marsha

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Posted by Connie Rouse (friend) On Monday, June 11, 2018
For Barb, Arnold and Families: I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Dorothy as kind and soft-spoken, always greeting me with a smile. I remember also how she was a faithful member of the UCW and how she kept busy with activities in the Church. I will keep all of you in my prayers as you grieve this lovely lady. In Sympathy, Connie Rouse

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