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Blackbird; Ernest “Ernie” Roy

Posted By Obits On March 24, 2012 @ 1:42 pm In Obituaries | 37 Comments


Blackbird, Ernest “Ernie” Roy, 84, of Voglers Cove, passed away on Friday, March 23rd, 2012, in the Harbour Veiw Haven, Home for Special Care, Lunenburg.

 Born in Port Alfred, Quebec, he was the son of the late Roy and Eileen (Arsenault) Blackbird.

 Ernie was employed as a paper maker for over 40 years at the Bowater Mersey Paper Company, retiring in 1987. During his time there he was very active in the Paperworkers Union, serving as an officer for many years . He was a former member of the Mersey Bowater Band. The only thing that could surpass Ernie’s love of the outdoors was the love he had for his beloved animals.

 He is survived by daughters Laurie (Chris) Meadows, of Stellarton, Janet (Carl)Whynot, of Bridgewater; son Stephen (Carole), of Kentville.; grandchildren Raegan Meadows (Todd Osmond), of Petawawa, Ontario, Devin (Jayme) Meadows, of Lower Sackville, Tasha (Adam) Haverstock, of West Porters Lake, Kari (Jeremy) Wagner, of Bridgewater, Shawn (Michelle) Blackbird, of Hantsport, Andrew (Melanie) Blackbird, of Halifax; great grandchildren Kaelyn, Liam, Hunter, Stella, Drew, Jay.

 He was predeceased by a sister Evelyn.

 Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers Funeral Home, Liverpool. There will be no Funeral Service as of Ernie’s request. Donations may be made to the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore or to the S.H.A.I.D. Tree Animal Shelter. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com


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Condolence from Roger Hemeon on March 24th, 2012 1:54 pm

I was greatly saddened to read in Queens County Times of Ernie,s passing . we were great boyhood pals sharing good times ,girl friends, playing in the school band . same class in school . A s I sit typing there is a flood of so many good times.just want to join his family and friends in sharing our loss and extend my deepest sympathy to those left behind.
sincerely Roger

Condolence from Garnet & Janet Winchester on March 24th, 2012 2:48 pm

Janet and family–Our thoughts are with you.Love Jan & Garnett

Condolence from Garnett & Jan Winchester on March 24th, 2012 2:55 pm

Janet & family,

Our thoughts are with you–love Jan & Garnett

Condolence from Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp on March 24th, 2012 3:19 pm

Our deepest sympathy to all the Blackbird family. Bev worked with Ernie for many years in the paper dept. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Condolence from Mitchell, Amanda, Erica & Taylor Demone (neighbour) on March 24th, 2012 4:24 pm

We were vey saddened to hear of Ernie’s passing, he was a great neighbour for many years. We would often visit with the kids and take over baked goods. Ernie will always be in our thoughts, especially when we drive by Bob & The boys (one of his favorite spots)

Janet, Laurie and families, our thoughts are with you at this time. He will be missed by many.

Condolence from Walter/Sherri Miller on March 24th, 2012 4:25 pm

Janet and Family:
Our condolences to you and all your family.We were saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing,we always enjoyed our chats with him.Our thoughts are with you all at this time.

Condolence from Sandra Turpin on March 24th, 2012 5:17 pm

Janet and Family:

I was saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.


Condolence from Carl R. Veinot on March 24th, 2012 5:21 pm

I worked with Ernie in the mill and have some good memories of him.I use to meet Ernie at Waves Restaurant every now and then and we would have a good old chat.My condolence to the family,may he rest in peace.

Condolence from Margo & Borden Hanley on March 24th, 2012 5:40 pm

Janet and family: so very sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. He was such a great guy and we loved to see him pull in to the garage with his Corvette. We have very fond memories of Ernie. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. God bless.

Condolence from Elfreda Veinot on March 24th, 2012 5:47 pm

To the Blackbird Family:

We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your father.

We all had a great admiration for your father. He was a great man. He had many great qualities; kindness, compassion and a great sense of humor to name a few. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Remember all the great times that you all had together and he will never be far away. He will remain in your hearts forever.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

The staff of the Happy Cooker Restaurant
Blockhouse, N. S.

Condolence from Michael, Sandy & Family on March 24th, 2012 5:54 pm

Dear Janet & family

Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Ernie was a great man and I always enjoyed my chatting with him at the mall. He truly had a deep love for animals and often talked of his pets in our conversations. Anything that we can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask. You were a wonderful help to me when I lost my Mother, so hopefully I can do something to make things easier for you. Try to remember the good times, it will help get you through the sad times.

Take Care
Michael, Sandy & Family

Condolence from Colin and Heather Brine on March 25th, 2012 4:49 am

Dear Janet, Carl , Kari, Jeremy, Tasha, Adam and family,

We are very sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. He was a kind and friendly man and will be truly missed. We often chatted when he made his daily stops at Bob and the Boys Farm Market. May your many wonderful memories help you through the days and months to come. We are thinking of you.

Colin and Heather

Condolence from Miller and Bonnie MacLaren on March 25th, 2012 6:20 am

Laurie, Chris and Family

Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We are thinking of you and offering our sincere sympathy to you both.

Condolence from Pat Wigglesworth on March 25th, 2012 6:53 am

Janet and Family:

So sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

Condolence from Joy (Dobson) Melanson on March 25th, 2012 10:58 am

Janet, Laurie and Stephen:

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your Father.
Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Leon & Norma on March 25th, 2012 1:10 pm

Leon and I enjoyed having breakfast at Lanes with your Dad.Also we enjoyed his stories. Our deepest sympathy to all the family and your good memories will help.
Leon & Norma Robertson

Condolence from Faye & Norman Levy on March 25th, 2012 1:30 pm

Janet & Family,

So very sorry to hear of your Father’s Passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish the memories.

Condolence from Marilyn Whynot on March 25th, 2012 2:20 pm

To Janet and family so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing –Just to let you know that my thoughts are with you all at this sad and difficult time.

Condolence from David and Vivian Huskins on March 25th, 2012 3:37 pm

To Janet and family so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. David really enjoyed working with him on the paper machines. Vivian and David

Condolence from Karen and Lloyd on March 26th, 2012 5:06 am

Dear Janet and family:

So sorry to see in today’s CH that your dad passed away. I extend our deepest sympathy to you at this time.

Condolence from Donald and Diane White on March 26th, 2012 5:50 am

Janet and all the family, Please know you are in our thoughts, our deepest sympathy is extended to you all.

Condolence from Robert , Sally and Craig Fader on March 26th, 2012 6:06 am

Dear Janet & family:

Please accept our condolences in the passing of Ernie. Our thoughts are prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Eloise on March 26th, 2012 6:16 am

Dear Janet and Kari:

I was sorry to learn of your dad’s/grandfather’s passing.

Janet, although I did not know your father personally, I am aware that you have spent time and took care to make sure that he was well looked after.

I extend to you all my sincere sympathy. May knowing that you are in friends thoughts, help ease this difficult time for you all.


Condolence from Janet Gammon on March 26th, 2012 6:54 am

To Janet, Tasha, Kari and your loved ones:

We are sorry to hear of your father’s, grandfather’s passing. We only just saw it in today’s paper. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. If you would like to talk or anything we can help with please feel free to give us a call.

Love from
Janet and Gary


Condolence from Melinda Hilchey (Van Norden) on March 26th, 2012 10:42 am

I send my most heartfelt sympathy to Janet,Laurie,Stephen and their families.I will always remember the friendship that Ernie offered me after my father passed away.Ernie had known my dad in his younger years and shared some funny stories with me.He will be deeply missed and well remembered.

Condolence from AngieHatt/Jessie Whynot on March 26th, 2012 12:15 pm

Dear Janet , Carl and the rest of the family
Janet we are sorry to hear that your father has passed. If there is anything we can do for you please feel free to call we are no stranger to you. Love you Janet

Condolence from wendy maughan on March 26th, 2012 12:27 pm

Dear Janet and families. I was very shocked to hear of Ernie’s passing today , the last time I saw him I had a very nice visit with him. I thought I would see him again soon. Its difficult to not have said goodbye but I know he is in a good place and is probably happy. He was a good person and friend and was stubborn which probably helped him live as long as he did. He talked highly of his family . He had a very good life and enjoyed many things. I will miss him. My thoughts are with you at this time. Take care . Wendy Maughan South Shore Vet Hosp.

Condolence from Larry Arsenault on March 26th, 2012 3:06 pm

To all Ernie’s family,
Please accept my condolences,my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Nancy Sproull on March 27th, 2012 5:34 am

Dear Chris, Laurie and family,
I’m so sorry to hear about your dad, Laurie. Our thoughts are with you. I wish we could connect sometime when you are down here on the South Shore.
Sincerely, Nancy

Condolence from Peggy Kelley on March 28th, 2012 8:19 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from Bud and Pam Coupland on March 29th, 2012 1:11 pm

Dear Chris, Laurie and family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time of sorrow.

Love from Bud and Pam.

Condolence from amy croft on March 30th, 2012 5:30 am

I was very sad to read of my friends passing. He came to visit me often at the post office and we had good conversation and many laughs. I know that he will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts go out to you his family. We remember him well

Condolence from Cindy and Theodore on March 31st, 2012 7:49 am

Dear Janet and family
So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. He was a wonderful person and I loved waiting on him when he came to Lanes every sunday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.May he R I. P.

Condolence from Jeannette Rafuse Rogers on March 31st, 2012 5:34 pm

My heartfelt sympathies go out to you Stephen, Laurie & Janet. May you be comforted by knowing that your dad is in a far better place now.

Condolence from Patty Burgess on April 3rd, 2012 7:07 am

Janet and family soo sorry to hear about your dad…thinking of you….

Condolence from Shelley Smith on April 6th, 2012 6:20 pm

So sorry to hear, I used to visit Ernie about 3-4 years ago when I worked with Home Support. I last saw him at Bob and the Boys when we were both getting ice cream and he was still up for a good chat!

Condolence from Lynn Kempton-Lowe on May 5th, 2012 11:59 am

Dear Janet,
I just read your Dad’s obituary and I want you know that my thoughts
and prayers are with you. Take care and may God comfort you at this sad time in your life.
… Lynn (Kempton) Lowe

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