Lynn Blandford

Obituary of Lynn Blandford

Lynn Blandford, 60, of Riverton Heights, passed away suddenly August 8, 2023, following a medical emergency. Born in Amherst, Lynn was the daughter of the late Austin and Marion (Mills) Blandford. She is survived by her siblings, Bruce (Ron Atkinson), Toronto; Anne (JoAnne Burns), New Glasgow; Joyce (Paul Millman), Truro; and beloved nephew and niece, Peter Millman (Lara), Chester; and Sarah Millman (Nat Rambold), Toronto.

Lynn received her CCA diploma from the Nova Scotia Community College and was formerly employed by the Pictou County Health Authority at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, as well as numerous care facilities in the Amherst area. Through her work, Lynn touched the lives of many, many people, and built lasting and ongoing relationships with both her patients and their families as a trusted and dedicated caregiver. Lynn also trained as an Early Childhood Educator through the Nova Scotia Teachers College and worked for many years in daycare and as a treasured nanny to children who became her second family.

An avid community volunteer, Lynn gave generously of her time and was the first to step up for any and all causes and organizations. Most recently, she had focused her efforts on behalf of St. Paul United Church in Westville, and was a devoted member of her church community. 

Lynn’s quick humour and kind heart will be greatly missed by her family and countless friends. The Toronto Blue Jays and the Montreal Canadiens have lost one of their most devoted fans.

Lynn made the world, and the lives of those in her orbit, so much better. 

There will be no funeral, as per Lynn’s request.  Cremation will be followed by a private family burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lynn’s memory may be made to St. Paul United Church, Westville, NS, or to the charity of your choice. 

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. "                                          – Edward Everett Hale

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