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Blair Schroeder

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April 1, 1965 - January 11, 2024

It is with great sadness that Blair’s family announces his passing.

Our sweet brother leaves behind his siblings, Susan Curran, Bruce Schroeder, Wendy Spillett and Brenda Thom (Bryan); nieces and nephews, Stacey Bright (Michael), Krista Colosimo (Peter), Alan Curran (Heather Beattie Curran), Kyle Thom (Oana Toma) and Lesley Keats; as well as eight great nieces and nephews. Blair was predeceased by his parents Vincent Schroeder (1979) and Peggy Schroeder (2004); and brothers-in-law, Gary Spillett (2004), and Jim Curran (2011).

Blair was an affectionate, sometimes silly and often unintentionally funny fellow, with lots of love to give.

He loved his wrestling, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (he owned more jerseys than anybody could count) and he belonged to Special Olympics and participated in swimming and bowling.

Blair loved going out to restaurants but above all adored being with family and family friends.

He will be missed and remembered fondly by many.

A private graveside service will take place in the summer.

In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to Deer Lodge Centre, DASCH, Humane Society, or Special Olympics.

A huge thank you goes out to DASCH for over 20 years of care, and to Deer Lodge Centre for a year of care, love, and compassion.


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Jan Jones

May 8, 2024 at 4:04 PM

To Blair’s caring family.

When your Mom and I had our baby boys, in 1965, I knew what wonderful care Blair would have from his big brother, Bruce, and his loving sisters.. Susan, Wendy and Brenda had been our babysitters over several years. You have all given Blair the best life he could have. He was always a happy, loving young man and I will never forget his enthusiastic hugs and kisses when we met. If you were his Mom’s friend, then you were Blair’s friend too!.

I wish you all peaceful and happy memories of your Special Brother.

Arlene and Brian

May 8, 2024 at 4:02 PM

I’m so very sorry to hear of Blair’s passing.  Blair was a wonderful, loving sweetheart.  He touched all who knew him, there is no doubt about that.  Fly high Blair…..🙏🏻❤️

Donna & Jerry

May 8, 2024 at 4:01 PM

Our sincere condolences on the loss of Blair… heart is very saddened for you all.  Blair was such a smart, loving, incredibly funny person who was such a character….I have so many memories of him.  I’m sure he’s up there right now listening to Johnny Cash with Peggy, Vic, Gary and Jim.  He was very loved  by all who knew him and  made this world a better place.    

R.I.P. Blair. ❤️

Lois Haines

May 8, 2024 at 2:11 PM

While I never did meet Blair, I am aware of the indelible mark he has left in everyone he met.

May your memories surround you with quiet smiles, comfort, and healing.

Sweet dreams💕

Mary Lou

May 8, 2024 at 2:10 PM

Brenda , my thoughts are with you and your family I know how  very close you were with your brother Blair and no doubt you will miss him. May God wrap his arms around you and bring you some level of peace in the days ahead. Sending you hugs and prayers my friend


May 8, 2024 at 2:06 PM

The Owens family, on behalf of Ken Owens, deceased April 3, 2023,  would like to acknowledge and express the special connection and friendship between Blair and Ken.   They enjoyed much time together sharing one another's humor and light heartedness.  Ken always looked forward to spending time with Blair and expressed this joy to others,  "I love spending time with Blair.  He makes my day!".   We would like to extend our sincere condolences to Wendy and her family and hope the wonderful times you've shared with Blair will be a comfort to you all.

Blessings of comfort and peace to you all.

Reta Owens and Norman Beattie

John Owens

Larry and Linda Cox

Penina Krongold

May 8, 2024 at 2:05 PM

Seeing Blair (and whichever wonderful sister would accompany him!) was always a highlight in my day.  He was a kind and gentle soul.  I am grateful that I had the opportunity to know Blair and to have received some hugs!  I will miss him.

May his memory be for a blessing.

Judy Heinrichs (Melvin)

May 8, 2024 at 1:58 PM

Blair was such a big part of our family from the day he was born. Everyone loved him and there are many stories that I could tell about this loving, silly, hilarious human being who brought joy to everyone around him. You had to be one step ahead of this guy because if you weren't, he was already up to something. This was usually followed by his mischievous laugh which probably kept him out of a lot of trouble. Even when we moved to Edmonton, we enjoyed visits from Blair and his mom. Even though Blair had many challenges, I was always in awe of what he accomplished in his life and the joy he brought to everyone who were privileged enough to know him. All I know for sure is that Blair was welcomed with loving arms by his mom and dad and so many more family and friends who loved him.

Susan, Bruce, Wendy and Brenda - he loved you all so much!

Sleep well Blair.

Joanne Bingham

May 8, 2024 at 1:54 PM

Way back in previous summers we would see Blair drive up on his bike to visit our neighbours Erin & Bruce Billson.  The Billson's were good friends of the Schroder & Spillett families.  It was so nice to see Blair do that on kind of a regular basis.  He loved to visit because he always had a big smile on his face when he road up!

We would also see Garry walk up Billson's drive way with his  puppy dog in tow.

Blair would be welcomed with open arms by his Mom & Dad & his brothers+in+law.

Sleep gently Blair! 🌹🙏

You were your families Hero

Thinking Of You Brenda + Family

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