Audrey BLANEY

BLANEY, Audrey (McBURNIE)

1930 – 2015


On Wednesday November 25, 2015, after 85 years of loving and living, Audrey changed her address from earth, joining her Savior Jesus in heaven.

Beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, she leaves behind an incredible legacy of love. Audrey was born one of five girls to Boyde and Elsie (Rous) McBurnie on September 18, 1930 in Ottawa, Ontario.

She met the love of her life, her high school sweetheart, William ‘Bill’ Blaney. They married October 18, 1952 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Audrey’s greatest joy was time spent with family and friends and was always reaching out a hand to help others.

She embraced her role as helpmate to her husband and the raising of their 6 children and taught them love of family, people and laughter. Audrey shared her remarkable Christian faith and the love of Jesus the best way, by living it. She was an active member of Mount Lehman United Church in Abbotsford.

She leaves behind a family who loved her dearly.

Audrey is survived by her husband of 63 years Bill Blaney, children, Linda Kaye (Kelly), Susan Hogan (Tim), Tom Blaney (Tina), Barbara Windle (Tim), Howard Blaney, and David Blaney, 21 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sisters Arlene DiPietro (Dan) and Shirley Sharpe (Don), both of Sault Ste. Marie, and numerous nieces and nephews. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents Boyde and Elsie (Rous) McBurnie and sisters Sandra Miller and Lois McKay.


Audrey’s Celebration of Life will be held at Church In The Valley, 23589 Old Yale Road, Aldergrove on Thursday December 10th at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Jo Dickey Foundation which was close to Audrey’s heart.


Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart. For as long as there is a memory, they’ll live on in our hearts. – Author Unknown