Mansell J. Blair

BLAIR, Mansell J.

passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Beloved husband of Anita (nee Johnston) for 48 years. Proud and adored father of Jocelyn Blair and Rachel Blair (Faucher). Cherished Grandpa of Elle. Dearest brother of the late Velma Barber, late Norma Burrington, Audrey Steinberg, Noel (Della) and late Gerry (Shirley). Dear brother-in-law of Val MacKinnon (Neil) and Lorraine Johnston. Mansell will also be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Mansell retired from the University of Windsor in 1994 after 26 years as a professor of Sociology. In retirement, he enjoyed flying his plane, playing bridge, feeding his birds and tending to his chickens. He will be missed by his feline companions. In following Mansell's wish cremation has taken place. Visiting will take place at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Thursday 3-5 and 7-9 pm with no funeral service to follow. If desired, memorial donations made to Hospice of Windsor Essex or the Humane Society would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at