Obituary of Blair Surette
It is with great sadness that the family of Blair Richard Surette announces his passing at home on Saturday, October 17, 2020 with family by his side. Born on January 28, 1960 he was the son of Richard (deceased) and Jean Surette (Amherst, NS).
Blair is survived by his wife of 40 years Sandy Surette; his three sons: Grant Surette (Edmonton, AB), Andrew Surette (Madison Maughan) of Saint John, NB and Travis Surette (Saint John, NB); sister-in-law Brenda Thomas (Fredericton, NB); siblings: Susan Brown (Waasis, NB), Debbie Surette and Terry Surette (Saint John, NB) as well as several nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased recently by his best friend and brother Philip Jenkins. Many "adopted" children, who are family, and the Shop Crew all grieve with us at this time.
Blair had a varied career in recreation leadership, training and employment development as well as being a craftsman woodworker. Blair spent countless hours as soccer coach for all his boys through Fundy Soccer and loved watching Andrew and Travis curl at Thistle St. Andrews and Riverside Country Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and nature enthusiast spending his time hunting, fishing, canoeing and other various outdoor activities. He loved sharing his knowledge about his many interests. He was an active and supportive member of the theatre community as well as a founding member of New Horizons Community Theatre for youth. Blair volunteered throughout his life for Scouting troops as well as a variety of local community groups. He spent every moment of his life doing things for other people, his family and living in the outdoors.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424). Visitation will be held on Wednesday October 28, 2020 from 2 - 4pm and 6 - 8pm. A funeral service celebrating Blair's Life will be held on Thursday October 29th, 2020 at 12:00pm (noon) at Brenan's Funeral Home Chapel. Special thanks are given to the Oncology Unit of the Saint John Regional Hospital, Dr. Elizabeth Keyes, Dr. Gray, Dr. Thompson, as well as special thanks to Daphne and Gina of KVEMP and the entire KV Extra Mural team for their care. Donations may be made to the Oncology Department of the SJRH and the Community Autism Center (CACI).
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