BLANCHARD, Vern - Peacefully at home on March 10, 2006 at age 75. Loving husband of Patricia of 48 years. Beloved father of Lori (Carey), Lisa (Greg), Lynn (Heru), Leanne (Gerry) and Jan (Richard). Grandfather to Tyler and Sunny and also Kayla, Michelle and Cory. Predeceased by his father James Wilfred Blanchard of P.E.I. and mother Frances Eleanor Metcalfe of Nova Scotia, sister Eleanor and brother Robert. Survived by sister Emma Fowler of Springhill, Nova Scotia. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Vern was president of Riverview Ysmen in Sydney River, and was also actively involved as a member of the CPTA Executive for more than 25 years. Vern also coached boys and girls amateur baseball and softball in Nova Scotia and Merritton for over 30 years. He will be missed by the members of St. Thomas Aquinas, particularly the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Friends will be received at the PATRICK J. DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL (39 Court Street, St. Catharines...905-685-6584) on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 from 7-9 pm. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 11:00 am at St. Thomas Aquinas Church (316 Queenston Street). Cremation has already taken place. Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society (St.Thomas Aquinas Conference) would be appreciated by the family St. Catharines Standard - Tuesday, March 14, 2006 <