Mary G. Blakley

Born: Sun., Apr. 21, 1918
Died: Sun., Jul. 2, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 10, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 10, 2017
Location: Adams Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Jul. 11, 2017
Location: St. Andrews United Church

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Mary G. Blakley

1918 – 2017

Miramichi – Mary Gailbraith Blakley, wife of the late Earl R. Blakley of Church St., Miramichi passed away at the Miramichi Regional Hospital on July 2, 2017 at the age of 99.

Born in Larkhall, Scotland on April 21, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Dickson) Gold.  She was a homemaker, a member of St. Andrew’s United Church and church choir.  She belonged to the Silver Link Rebecca Lodge, Highland Society and the War brides Club.

Mary is survived by three daughters Pamela Walsh (Barry) of Miramichi, Margaret Walsh (Gene) of Baie Ste. Anne and Heather Leather (Don) of Oshawa; one son Jimmy Blakley (Diana) of Miramichi; nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews both in Canada and Scotland.  She was predeceased by her parents, husband Earl Blakley, one sister Jean, five brothers Adam, Walter, John, William and Robert.

Visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi on Monday, July 10, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  Funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 2 pm from St. Andrew’s United Church with Rev. Charlene Maguire MacKnight officiating.  Music was provided by Organist William Sweezey, along with St. Andrew’s United Church Choir.  Bag Piper Winston Curtis led the family procession into the church with Amazing Grace.  Lighting of the Christ Candle and Memory Candle was by Granddaughter Darlin Walsh Appeltans.  Congregational hymns were In The Garden and Amazing Grace.  Remembrances of Mary’s life was given by Son-In-Law Don Leather.  A special music selection  entitled Danny Boy was sung by Jillian Hallihan.  Scripture readings were offered by Anna MacDonald and Lloyd Cameron.  The recessional hymn by Jillian Hallihan was Flower of Scotland.  A reception was held in St. Luke’s hall following the funeral service.  Honorary Pallbearers were David O’Reilly, Greg McLaughlin, Ryan Castello, Donna MacDonald Savoy, Edward Somers, William Sargent, George White, William Gold, Robert Gold, Rosemary Hallihan, and Mike Duplessie.  Active Pallbearers were Brian LeBail, Jamie Blakley, Tom Burns, Gordon Leather, Bruno Appeltans, and Stephen LeBail.  Interment was in Riverside Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Scottish Heritage Association of Miramichi or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements are entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi telephone 773-2492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to

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   Posted Tue July 04, 2017
Pam, Margie, Heather, Jimmy and families our deepest sympathy is extended to all of you on the passing of your Mom. You were all blessed to have her for all those years but no matter the age it is just as hard to see her go to her Heavenly Home. Take care of each other and know that she lives on in all of you

Mary Cameron
   Posted Tue July 04, 2017
I just saw your Mom's obituary today. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of her coming to the town hall in Chatham and sharing family stories with me. She was a special lady and I am confident you all have wonderful memories of her.

Edna Stewart
   Posted Tue July 04, 2017
Oh my my A Beautiful Lady has left to be in Gods Arms . My Thoughts & Prayers are with you at this time . Had many of laughs with Mary :) She will be missed by many . My Love To You MARY BLAKELY Rest In Peace

Phil and Brenda holland
   Posted Tue July 04, 2017
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother

Bev (Parks) Dixon
   Posted Tue July 04, 2017
Margie and family, sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.

Patrick Fleiger
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
The Blakley family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, your mom was a very kind and special lady.
Pat & Viola Fleiger

Lloyd Cameron
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
Mary was a special lady loved by many. Many sincere thoughts & prayers.
The angels are laughing.

Anthony W.J. McLean
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
To the family of the late Mrs. Mary G. [Gold] Blakley;

I am so sorry to hear on the passing of Mary.

Thinking of you all at this time of loss in all my thoughts, love, blessings and prayers.


Anthony W.J. McLean

Marlean Fuller
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
Margie and family, I am so sad to hear of your loss. She was an amazing woman and I so enjoyed visiting with her. With sympathy Marlean

Debi D'Arcy
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
Pamela, Margaret, Heater ,Jim my and family; words cannot express the sympathy we feel. We think of MA and smile, remember her and laugh but oh how we weep to say goodbye.

Bill & Dorothy Nowlan
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
Dear Margie & Family, deepest condolences on the death of your mom and the children's grandmother. It is so difficult to say goodbye to someone you loved so dearly. We pray that
God will ease the pain and hurt in your hearts. Love, thoughts and prayers. Bill & Dorothy

Marilyn Creamer-Fowler
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
Dear Pam and Family.
My sympathy on the death of your mother. My mom died at 97 a few years ago and I still miss her.
You may have noticed that my son, Derek Howard, died the same day as your mother, so we're both suffering.

Again, my sympathy.

Marilyn Creamer-Fowler

Peggy Sproul
   Posted Fri July 07, 2017
Dear family of Mary Blakley. Sending condolences on the passing of your darling Mom. I'm sure she still had her so distinctive accent I enjoyed so much. All the Sproul family sends their sympathy. Blessings Peggy Sproul

Peter Fitzpatrick
   Posted Fri July 07, 2017
Jim, I am so very sorry for your loss. I just remember bits and pieces from when we would come here in the summer, she was one of the ladies that made Church Street a great and safe place for all us kids.

Adrian Creamer
   Posted Fri July 07, 2017
My condolences. Sorry to hear of your mother's passing.

Bill Walls Sr.
   Posted Sat July 08, 2017
To Pam and the Blakley Family
Please accept my deep and sincere sympathy on Mary's passing. My thoughts and prayers
are with you at this time.
Bill Walls Sr.

frank & ellen trevors
   Posted Mon July 10, 2017
So sorry for your loss, she will be missed by many... Edith ( ellens mom ) Always asks about her
God Bless

Bob MacDiarmid
   Posted Mon July 10, 2017
I am sure the loss you feel is as great as your mothers age. You should be pleased that you were able to keep that wonderful smile on her face. I hope you can look at this wonderful picture in 30 years and have the same smile on your face. I believe your mother has provided lots of great memories for that to happen.

Terri 85 Church Street, 1966-1976
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
Big love to the Blakely Family on the final passing of Mary, Queen of Scots :) Church Street Mother Number 5 to me. We were blessed. Love you all.

Dale & Janet Dickson
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
Dear Heather, Don, Jimmy, Diana and families,
So very sorry for your loss. A mother has a special place in our hearts and your Mom was a very special one. She loved to laugh and was the centre of attention in a room.
Cherish the memories. Never to be forgotten.

With sympathy.
Dale & Janet

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