Joel Daniel Blakney passed away on April 17, 2021 at 29 years of age after battling Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Carly, daughter Chloe, parents Todd and Audra Blakney, sister Teneal Blakney, brothers Logan Blakney and Ryley Blakney, mother in-law Jerri Lynn Ralph, father-in-law Lloyd Fromm, brother-in-law Clayton Fromm, grandparents Marge Boesenkool and Jacob Guenther and Tom and Shirley Blakney, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is predeceased by his Uncle Tim Blakney, Grandfather Albert Boesenkool, and Brother-in-law Kurt Fromm.
Joel was born in Mississauga, Ontario but grew up in Strathmore. Joel had accomplished a lot in his 29 years. He graduated from High School, achieved his welding ticket, and then earned his millwright ticket. He restored his 1968 GTO when he was 14 years old. He was so proud of his car. He was an active kid and always excelled in anything he did such as hockey, lacrosse, football, motocross, drag racing and water sports. He married his dream girl, Carly and moved to their dream acreage. He was so proud to be a new member of the Strathmore Fire Department. He created an unbreakable bond with his daughter, Chloe Jane, who was just 3 months old when Joel was diagnosed with cancer. He spent the next year and a half undergoing countless procedures and tests fighting valiantly to beat his disease. He never waivered in his love and compassion for his daughter, wife, and family. He left his mark on the world and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
As per Joel’s wishes, memorial contributions may be mailed to Box 10, Site 2, RR1, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1J6, c/o Carly Blakney, which will be put towards an education fund for Chloe.
Due to Covid protocols a private funeral service will be held at Wheatland Funeral Chapel on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm.
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