It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of (Percival) Nairn Blair on October 4, 2009 in Chilliwack, British Columbia at the age of 69 years.

Nairn was born September 28, 1940 in Glasgow, Scotland.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife Sharon and son Christopher, daughter-in-law Tanya and 2 grandchildren Alicia and Sean. Nairn comes from a family of 3 brothers: Colin, Allan and David and 2 sisters: Fiona and Carol but beyond his immediate family Nairn embraced everyone he knew as a family member in his life.

Nairn was known for his wit, pride, generosity and “larger-than-life” personality. Nairn lived with principles that exuded dignity, fairness and integrity. He was an avid golfer, curler and enjoyed playing cards with friends. He was the ultimate host and well-known as the life of the party with his “one-of-a-kind” laugh.

He took pride in helping others, and giving back to his community. He enjoyed the ability to assist others through his banking career.

Following his retirement from banking he succeeded as a prominent entrepreneur and spent his time volunteering at the Chilliwack YMCA foundation, Rotary Club, Chilliwack Golf & Country Club and other organizations.

His family wishes to thank the compassionate staff of The Cascades Hospice Residence that provided comfort and care during his final days. In addition, a heartfelt thank you to the outpouring of support and care from friends and family.

A Celebration of Life will be held on October 22, 2009 at the Chilliwack Golf & Country Club, 41894 Yale Road, Chilliwack from 2:00-4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Rotary Foundation would be welcome.

“Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

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