April 4, 1930 - November 27, 2021
Died peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia. Neil was married for 54 years to Jessie (nee Hardy) who predeceased him in 2015. He will be missed by his children Carolyn of Kitchener, Laurie (the late Stephen Belliveau) of Almonte, and Glen of Petrolia. He is also survived by his sister Margaret (Bruce) Gray. He was the cherished uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews. Neil was the son of the late James and Ethel Blackstock and was the brother to the late Keith (Blanche) Blackstock and Eric (Alice) Blackstock. A retiree of Imperial Oil in Sarnia Neil was active in St. Paul’s United Church in Petrolia and was a member of the Bluewater Model Engineers and the Washington Lodge. Neil volunteered for many years, often in leadership roles, with the Petrolia Fair Board, Stroke Recovery Association, Pickin' & Fiddlin', Meadowview Alzheimer's Day Out, and more. Neil could often be found at the Petrolia library getting another mystery book or gardening at home. He rediscovered acting in later life and performed in local plays. Music was always a part of Neil's life. He sang in church choirs, played in many local Country & Western bands and was well known for his rendition of The Auctioneer. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. from the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia. Visitors will be received on Wednesday evening by signup at https://signup.com/go/OZWjKuS and prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 pm. Interment will occur at a later date in Wyoming Cemetery. Masks are mandatory in the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada (Sarnia-Lambton Chapter) or St. Paul’s United Church, Petrolia. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com. Vistation for evening visiting. signup: https://signup.com/go/OZWjKuS Funeral service will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/NeedhamJay signup not needed for visiting on the day of the service.
Died peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia. Neil was married for 54 years to Jessie (nee Hardy) who predeceased him in 2015. He will be missed by his children Carolyn... View Obituary & Service Information
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