Marcel “Tom” Blair

    • Marcel “Tom” Blair
    • RCE Badge circa 1937-52

    We regret to advise of the death of Marcel “Tom” Blair at Concordia Place Hospital in Winnipeg, MB on 17 May 2008 at the age of 88 years.

    Tom was born in Falher, AB and left home early to join the Canadian Army.  He was a Second World War veteran who served with the 6th Field Company of the Royal Canadian Engineers and landed in Normandy on D-Day.

    After the war, Tom settled in Edmonton, where he worked for the Canadian National Railways (CNR) at various line points in the maintenance of buildings and bridges.  In 1962, he moved to Winnipeg where he worked in the CNR shops in Transcona as a sheet metal worker until his retirement in 1981.  Tom was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Transcona Branch #7 in Winnipeg.  He served in many executive positions including President and was active in many activities including the Poppy Fund and Wheelchair Committee.  Tom was also a Life Member of the Moose Lodge.

    A Memorial service will be held on 22 May at the Transcona Funeral Chapel with interment in the Field of Honour in the Transcona Cemetery.  Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer’s Society.  {dcFeb2017gd} [zsp,, zpi]