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Elliott Rodney "Blaine" Houlind

November 24, 1957 - October 26, 2018


It is with great sadness, loss and shock that the family of Blaine Houlind announce his passing on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Langley, BC at the age of 60 years.  Blaine was born on November 24, 1957 in Salmon Arm, BC to Eric and Iris (Elliott) Houlind and was one of four children born to them.

Blaine was an exceptionally friendly man with a remarkable ability to make people feel welcome.  He was very beloved to all his extended family, especially the kids.  He was employed with Berry and Smith Trucking Company.  Blaine took great pride in his work with the company over the past 4 years.  Blaine was very popular with colleagues and with the customers.  He was friendly, helpful, diligent in his work, open to new ideas and extremely bright.  Blaine was always interested in what was happening in the world and with each person he communicated with.

Blaine and Margarita just recently returned from a trip to Russia, Margarita’s homeland.  They celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on October 23rd.  Blaine loved to travel, work, sail and more recently, he was learning to play the guitar.  Blaine will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Blaine leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife, Margarita and his children; Jeanne (Dallas), David and Valentin (Kristin).  Also left are his beloved granddaughters; Karina and Anaya.  Blaine leaves two brothers, Ken (Ronda) and Murray.  He was predeceased by his sister Leanne.

A Celebration of Life for  Blaine will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Mark Memorial Community Funeral Home, 2024 Industrial  Road No. 2, Cranbrook.  Condolences may be left for the family at


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From: Janet woodley

So very sorry for your loss! There are no words!!! 😢

From: Marina Zelenina
Relation: Margarita's sister

Блэйн, так жаль, что тебя больше нет с нами! Мы будем помнить тебя всегда!
Blaine, so sorry you are no longer with us! We will always remember you!

From: Wendy Tito
Relation: friend

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

From: Jeanne Freindorf
Relation: friend/ brother in law/ uncle

Deepest condolences Margarita and family, Jeanne and David. I pray that all of your beautiful memories bring you peace and comfort.

From: Troye Middleton
Relation: Niece

My heart is totally broken…..this is such a profound and unfair loss. Thinking of you all in this very difficult time. Love you guys so much! 💜

From: Tom & Marilyn Curry
Relation: Friend

Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you all. Hugs & Blessings

From: Vivian
Relation: My brother-in-law is Ken Houlind. Brother to Blaine

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Blaine. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.

From: Kathi Shaw
Relation: Friends

We are shocked and saddened to learn this news. We have many memories of Blaine , always laughing and joyful. So very sorry for all of his loved ones. Wayne and Kathi

From: Brenda Richardson
Relation: Co-worker

To the Family-so sorry for your loss! It is never easy to lose a husband, a father, a brother, a friend. We are all thinking of you!

From: Jim Charles
Relation: Friend and former coworker.

Our deepest condolences go out to Blaine’s family and friends. Blaine was truly one of a kind, a very special man. He will be missed.

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
November 11, 2018
Beginning at 10:00am

Mark Memorial Community Funeral Home
2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

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