January 3, 1928 - February 26, 2023
On Sunday, February 26, 2023, Maurice was lovingly reunited with his beloved wife of 70 years, the late Helen Elizabeth “Betty” Blake, at the age of 95. Maurice, or Poppy as he was fondly known, was also predeceased by his parents Edythe Hyndman and Vincent Blake, and by infant son, John Maurice.
Maurice will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his two daughters Helen (Douglas Gaudet), and Elizabeth (Peter Toombs), and his grandchildren Josh Toombs (Amanda Gallant), Emily Blake-Whitrow (Jeffrey Whitrow) and Jessica Toombs. He will also be fondly remembered by Mark Gaudet, and JD Gaudet (Lauren Sharpe) and great-grandchildren Raffi and Sonny.
Maurice was a quiet and humble man who was often sought out by friends and family for his sound advice. He also had a great sense of humour and loved to entertain all those who repeatedly stopped by Villa Avenue for a story or two. Throughout his life, Maurice volunteered and dedicated countless hours to various community organizations alongside his wife Betty. He was a member of the St. Peter’s Cathedral Vestry Committee and was also a long serving Senior Director of the W. H. Tidmarsh Foundation.
In his most recent years, Maurice could be found sharing his stories with the wonderful staff at the Mount Continuing Care Community; the care and support that they in return provided, has been a comfort to us all.
Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. Private funeral Thursday from St. Peter’s Cathedral at 11:00 a.m. Interment later in Peoples Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations may be made directly to St. Peter’s Cathedral Building Maintenance Fund or the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com