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Blewett; Dr. June Caryll

Posted By Obits On May 26, 2017 @ 10:16 am In Obituaries | 8 Comments

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Dr. June Caryll Blewett, born in Chicago in 1932, passed away on 2 May 2017 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, with her beloved Rita Howell at her side. She was predeceased by her husbands Robert Cosbey and Dr. Duncan Blewett. She leaves behind two sons, Aaron Cosbey (Jackie) and Timothy Cosbey (Virginia ), two stepchildren, Mary Blewett-Lowe and John Blewett, and grandchildren Aven June, Cameron and David.

June grew up in Chicago where she married Robert Cosbey and they were very active politically. June was very proud to have marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in Selma, Alabama. She moved to Canada and settled in Regina, where she obtained a Ph. D. in psychology and where she married Duncan. She spent many happy summers in northern Saskatchewan and also went to California where she studied under Fritz Perl.

She lived for many years on Gabriola Island, British Columbia and 40 years ago built the first of four houses on Isla Mujeres, Mexico, where she loved to spend her winters. In 2007 she moved to Port Medway, N.S. to spend the last chapter of her life.

In the relatively short time that she lived in Nova Scotia June made a huge impression on people and established many close friends. She was a mother, lover, psychologist, teacher and mentor. She had an avid interest in politics, literature, design, art, architecture, social issues, her dog Sugar, gardens – the list goes on and on. She stood out in any crowd because of her intelligence and sartorial elegance, and her calm demeanour belied her love of lively discussions that challenged conventional thinking. Above all, June loved people and people loved June. She will be sorely missed but leaves us with many happy and lasting memories. If so desired, charitable donations can be made in her name to a charity of your choice.

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Condolence from Teresa Smiley on May 27th, 2017 8:41 am

So sorry for your loss. I only got to know June in her final days. She was a remarkable lady. Loved hearing her stories and her laugh. Wish I could have had more time with her. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all that knew her. Rest in peace, June.

Sincerely,
Teresa Smiley

Condolence from Susan MacLeod on May 27th, 2017 10:27 am

A message to June’s Family and Friends: I met June when she came to my printing business Veinot’s Print. She would files sent to the shop of the blueprints and designs for her beautiful houses in Mexico as they were being built. We had many discussions about a variety of topics, and I immediately felt a close connection to June. She was a beloved person, a caring individual and very intelligent on many topics. We had lots of humorous stories to share also. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. We are so fortunate to have had June move to Port Medway with her friend Rita. A wonderful couple to have moved to Queens County. My Sincere condolences to you Rita and June’s family. She certainly will be missed.

Sincerely
Susan MacLeod

Condolence from jack nettie wilson on May 27th, 2017 6:53 pm

To June family and Rita so sorry for your loss.June was a great friend ..she will be sadly missed and fondly remembed by all that knew her .

Condolence from Anne Drozd on May 28th, 2017 1:07 am

June is remembered fondly here on Gabriola Island, Although it is many years since she and Rita moved from here to Port Medway, this world is emptier since she has gone, My condolences to Rita and her family.

Anne Drozd

Condolence from Laurie and janet clattenburg on May 28th, 2017 9:11 am

Truly sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Daniel ONeal on October 14th, 2017 5:28 pm

My condolences to Rita and June’s family. I was an old friend of June and Duncan on Isla Mujeres. I just found out about her passing. I will miss her forever.
We used to have such good times on Isla, and I took her over to Cancun many times in my little car to shop.
I had kept up with birthday cards in the past few years, but, this year lost contact.

Condolence from Kelly on October 18th, 2017 1:31 pm

Sincere condolences, Rita, and family. She was one of a kind; can never be forgotten.
Miss you Rita.

Condolence from Lilka Elbaum on April 2nd, 2020 7:49 pm

I just found out that June passed away almost three years ago. I am saddened and paused to think about June, whom I met during my “exile years” in Regina. Initially, I was her patient, and it is not an overstatement to say that she saved my life by treating me on stress and anxiety. Then, I became her friend and spent a couple of weeks on Isla Mujeres, as well as traveled to visit her and Duncan in northern Saskatchewan. June was a unique human being; kind, giving, shocking at times, but a true friend.
She will forever remain in my memory as one of the most important people I had the extraordinary luck to have met.

Lilka Elbaum
Boston, MA

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