Bathurst – The family of Blair Branch, husband of the late Linda (Marcoux) Branch, sorrowfully announce his passing following a brief illness on Monday, January 23, 2023 at the Chaleur Regional Hospital, Bathurst at the age of 78. Born in Bathurst, he was the son of the late Lloyd Branch and the late Beatrice (Black) Branch.
He is survived by two daughters: Kareena (Mark) Sealy and Sheri Branch (Marcel) both of Bathurst.
Four grandchildren: James (Janie), Rebecca (Derek), Ashley (Daniel) and MacKenzie.
Four great-grandchildren: Nathan, Malik, Kendra and Gavin.
He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Harper (late Phyllis) Branch and Mirns (Katherine) Branch all of Bathurst, Muriel (late Al) Gallant and Dawn (Emery) Branch all of Bathurst, as well as sisters-in-law: Peggy and Joan, brother-in-law Rick (Laura) Murphy, nieces, nephews and his faithful companion Rocky and feline friends, Bear and Harley.
Besides his parents and his beloved wife, he was pre-deceased by brothers: Carl, Murray, sister, Connie Lesley and three infant siblings.
Funeral service will be held on Monday January 30, 2023, at 1 p.m. from St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, Murray Ave., Bathurst.
In memory of Blair donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Bathurst SPCA or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are in the care of Elhatton Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), Bathurst.