On the afternoon of December 4th, with family by her side, Blanche bid her last farewell and departed for her next game of cards, a few days before her ninety seventh birthday. Blanche lived a very full and happy life, always ready for an afternoon of shopping, a dance or a card game. Blanche was the daughter of the late John and Maria Strickland of Rose Blanche. She is predeceased by her three husbands: Garland Hatcher, John Cox, and Harold Rose, all her siblings, and her son Wayne. She is fondly survived by, her daughter, Judy (Austin) Hardy, son Ralph (Karen) Cox, daughter-in-law Bernice Hatcher, step-son John Rose, and step-daughters Edith (Randy) Smith, and Debbie (Calvin) Parsons; sister-in-law Lucy Strickland; and grandchildren Garland, Edwin, Wade, Jacqueline, Judy, Johanna, and Justin, their spouses and seven great-grandchildren, and a large circle of extended family and friends. Visitation will take place at St. Michael’s and All Angel’s Anglican Church in Rose Blanche Tuesday December 5 from 7-9 PM, and Wednesday December 6, from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM, with funeral services taking place on Thursday, December 7 at 11 AM from St. Michael’s and All Angels Church, with Rev. Jeffrey Petten officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Haven Cemetery, Isle aux Morts Road. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations in memory of Blanche can be made to a charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting www.fillatre.ca.