Ancell Blamires

Blamires, Ancell, M.Ed.

Ancell’s family is devastated to announce his death on December 30, 2021, one month prior to his 93rd birthday.  We were fortunate to be our little family of three when he left this earth and for that we are forever grateful.  We had all been together when our mother Vivian died and what an honour it has been to see those two beautiful souls ushered into their next realm.  Jane Blamires and Ruth Rawsthorne had the privilege of calling him dad.  He was thrilled to call Jason his son-in-law and as well his former son-in-law, Ken.   He was a proud Papa to the four apples of his eye:  Naomi Fox, Grace Rawsthorne, Sophia Fox and Nicholson Rawsthorne.  Ancell is also survived by his beloved sister Nora Walker and her husband, Stan and was uncle to their children Craig Walker and his wife Connie, and Lynn Walker.  Ancell was a former teacher at NDSS, Lakeport Secondary School, and Kenya Technical Teachers College, a real estate agent, trombonist, xylophonist and hypnotist.  He travelled the world many times, spending three years in Kenya where the family enjoyed many adventures.  He loved The Arts, the intrigue of invention, story-telling, and whiskey.  He had the kindest eyes of any human we have known and that is just an iota of what we will miss about him.  He was our rock, cheerleader, blanket of comfort and enduring love.  We have been lucky. 

Covid has robbed us of the opportunity to see him off in the manner befitting him.  We shall reconvene in the Spring to give him a proper send-off and we shall let everyone know.  In the meantime, as per his wishes, he has been cremated and will be buried alongside Vivian. 

We would like to thank the excellent staff at St. Catharines Place who took such good care of our dad and made a home for him.  We are forever grateful in particular to Joy and Pat who were like surrogate daughters.  We would also like to thank William for the friendship he offered our dad.  He thought the world of you.

Arrangements have been entrusted to George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton St., St. Catharines. If desired, donations in Ancell's memory to the Lincoln County Humane Society would be appreciated.