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Blenkarn, Keith


Keith I. Blenkarn    
Enlisted in RC Signals, Vancouver B.C. January l3 1941.

Posted as Signalman to the 9th Area Signals, Prince Rupert, B.C. January 20th 1941.

After basic operating experience in Telephone System, transferred to operating CIK (CW) Prince Rupert.

After three years, in February 1944, was drafted to Vimy Barracks for some basic training and then transferred to Ottawa in June 1944. After operating as Signalman for a few weeks in Ottawa, was posted to Edmonton.

Operated Main Station (CW) in Edmonton for a few weeks and then posted to Norman Wells, NWT&Y Radio System in July 1944.

In August 1945, after thirteen months in the NWT, was posted back to Edmonton operating Main Station (CW).

In November 1945 reposted to Vancouver and retired as Signalman, December 5, 1945




BLENKARN, Keith Was taken peacefully into the presence of his loving Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ, on October 12. Keith was born in Kelowna on August 9, 1921. He worked for Scott Paper for 33 years. Keith enjoyed ham radio, fishing, sports,and travelling, but his true passion was his relationship with Jesus. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ethel, sisters, Francis, Renee, and Alice, brothers, Fred and Cecil, and stepchildren, Richard, Elaine, and Gordon. He is loved and missed by his second wife, Martha, son Ron, daughters, Marsha and Corrine, stepchildren, Edward, Carol, Clifford, Stefan, Elden and Calvin, and many nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. There will be a graveside service at Oceanview, 4000 Imperial Street, in Burnaby on Friday, October 15th at 10 am and a memorial service at the Emerald at Elim Village in Surrey at 1:30 pm the same day. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Union Gospel Mission.


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