Obituaries Aug 31, 2021
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Blair William MacTavish

Blair William MacTavish

1944 – 2021

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Blair William MacTavish announce his passing on Monday, Aug 30, 2021 at the Miramichi Regional Hospital. Born on July 17, 1944, he was the second born child but firstborn son of John & Mona (Porter) MacTavish of Nelson Miramichi.

Blair worked for most of his adult life for NBtel and while his job meant that he and family, sometimes had to move to other communities, his heart was always in the Miramichi. He truly was all about family and the only thing he enjoyed more than visiting his siblings, Betty Corcoran (Ned), Jack MacTavish, Garry MacTavish (Carmel) and Jeanie Fogarty (Mark), was having his children and grandchildren visit him. When visits weren’t possible, he kept in touch by phone, with daily check-ins, making certain everyone he loved was doing ok.

He leaves behind his wife of almost 41 years, Mary MacTavish, his children, Daryl MacTavish of Hamilton, ON, Hugh MacTavish (Ann) of Lyttleton, Rick MacTavish (Karen) of Moncton, Stephen MacTavish (Shirley) of Lantz, NS, Wanda MacTavish of Moncton, Wendy Beck (Scott) of Moncton, Eric Barnaby (Keely) of Winnipeg and Amy Richard (Todd) of Miramichi.

Also mourning his loss are grandchildren Ashley, Amber, Alyssa, Amanda, Evan, Brendan, Andrew, Parker, Tate & Lyla, as well as three great grandchildren Blake, Zander & Amelia.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters Faye Saunders and Anna Gallant, as well as an infant daughter Joan MacTavish, sister in law, Dolly MacTavish and a brother in law, Mike Gallant.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 5, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Bell’s Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place at the Sterling Bell Memorial Chapel on Monday, September 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Charlene Maguire MacKnight officiating.

As expression of sympathy, in Blair’s memory, donations may be to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Messages of condolence for the family can be sent through the funeral home website at

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Bells Funeral Home, 651 King George Hwy, Miramichi, NB E1V 1N9. Telephone: 622-3600

A tradition of service since 1922.

  • Blair William MacTavish

  • Passing Date:Mon, Aug 30 2021
  • Funeral Date:Mon, Sep 6 2021
  • Viewing:Sunday, September 5: 2-4 and 7-9 PM

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