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Ardith "Sam" Blanchard


Ardith "Sam" Blanchard

We are saddened to announce the passing of Ardith "Sam" Blanchard, 64, which occurred on March 18, 2020 at the Dr Georges L.  Dumont University Hospital.  Sam was born in Exeter, ON, the daughter of the Late Blanche and Elmer Johnston.  Besides her parents, Sam was predeceased by her husbands Gordon Little and Gary Blanchard, sisters Linda Nealy and Joyce Jones and brother Roy Johnston.

Sam grew up in London ON and moved to Moncton in her early 20s.  She worked at Marine Atlantic for many years and various insurance companies. Upon retirement she moved to Hillsborough so she could spend her days with the love of her life – her dogs.

She will be fondly remembered by her sisters Flora Beatty, Muriel Tingley, various nieces and nephews and her ‘kids" – beautiful dogs especially LJ who was her constant companion for the last 16 years.

In keeping with Sam’s wishes there will be no public service.  Her family will have a private celebration of Sam’s life.

In honour of Sam, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

The family would like to thank the Palliative Care Team at the Dr Georges L.  Dumont University Hospital for all their compassion and support during this very difficult time.

Sam’s arrangements are entrusted to Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview (869-2007).  Online condolences may be expressed to her family at


Private celebration of life