Blake Collard

Obituary of Blake Collard

COLLARD: Mervin "Blake" passed peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the age of 90 years. He is now reunited with his wife Jane whom he missed every day since she passed in 2013. Loving father of Linda Collard and Brenda Kramer and husband Ken. Proud Grandfather of Alyson, Nicholas, Ryan and Griffin. Blake was predeceased by his parents Albert and Rosanna Collard. Dearest brother of late Madeline Driver (late Wayne), late Geraldine Hall (late Bill), late Ercell (late Olive) and late Arnold (Kay) Collard and brother-in-law of the late John Perry. He will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. He was proud to have lived his entire life, and raised his children with Jane on the family farm. He retired from Chrysler in 1992 after more than 38 years of service. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling with Jane and spending time with his grandchildren. Visiting will be held at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Monday from 4-7 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Blake's life will be held from the funeral home on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 11:30 am. Interment to follow at Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. If desired, memorial donations made to Hospice Windsor Essex County would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at