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Official Obituary of

Jeffery (Jeff) Edwin Blair

October 13, 1978 ~ February 19, 2024 (age 45) 45 Years Old

Jeffery (Jeff) Blair Obituary

It is with sad hearts that the family of Jeffery (Jeff) Blair, born October 13, 1978, in Hinton, Alberta, announce the loss of their beloved father, son, brother and uncle.

Jeff went missing on February 19, 2024, and with the assistance of the RCMP and Search and Rescue, was located on March 2nd, and likely passed away on or around February 19, 2024, in Campbell River, British Columbia.

Jeff had a wonderful childhood in Quesnel, BC, with his mother, father, and younger brother. Jeff was always active outdoors, playing hockey, racing bikes, hiking, and skiing in and around Quesnell, BC.

Jeff excelled in school. After graduating from QSS with his childhood friends, Jeff attended the University of Victoria and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

While in high school, Jeff initially planned to become a PE teacher. Instead, with his passion for the outdoors, riding and racing bikes and his energetic and charismatic personality, he worked for Norco, Louis Garneau and Ryder as a rep travelling the globe. A socialite at heart, Jeff loved the products he sold and enjoyed the athletes and enthusiasts he met along the way. Jeff was also a product designer of clothing and sunglasses, carpenter, landscaper, passionate trail runner, trail builder, and mushroom picker, to name a few more of his superpowers. He had a fun bookstore at the marina. Jeff’s life was a fantastic story of adventures and love for his, family and friends. Jeff will be missed in Campbell River seeing him at the marina, on walks on the causeway, paddling a canoe around the harbour, riding a bike, swimming, and playing outdoors – and Willie, his four-legged best friend, always at his side right to the end.

As much as Jeff did not want to admit it or seriously address it before it was too late, Jeff struggled with alcohol abuse and his passing was related to this untreated addiction. By being honest, we hope others will seek help and recover because, as we learned, addiction never disappears. We celebrate Jeff. Despite this addiction, he did live life to the fullest and loved and cherished his family and friends.

The family would like to thank the Campbell River RCMP and Search and Rescue for their efforts to find our loved one. Too young and so sad. He is survived by his mother Marjorie and stepfather Pat, his brother Ryan and partner Emily Blair, his nieces Kambria and Ellie, his aunts Donna (and Uncle Lorne), his cousins Darrel and Darcy, his Auntie Joan and Uncle Glen, and cousins Fern, Valerie, and Gaylene. He was predeceased by his father, Bob Blair (2007).

Jeff built the “Look-Out Trail” north of Campbell River, and we will have that trail forever to connect and remember him.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to “Second Chance Recovery”, also known as North Island Supportive Recovery Society. North Island Supportive Recovery Society

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