Arnold McCourt

A photo of Arnold McCourt


St. Mary's Church
Wednesday September 19, 2018
11:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Tuesday September 18, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

A Legion Service will be held at 3:00 p.m.
Parish Prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Arnold R. McCourt, a resident of Blenheim passed away at the Chatham-Kent Hospice, Chatham on September 14, 2018 at approximately 3:10 p.m. at the age of 95 years.

Born in the Ottawa Valley at a farm in Osceola Ontario, Arnold was the son of the late Charles and Ellen Winnifred “Nellie” (Cull) McCourt.

Beloved spouse of the late Cecile (Jones) McCourt (2008). Loving father of Brenda Appel (Bill) of Ridgetown Ontario, Wayne McCourt (Pat) of Buckhorn Ontario, Patricia Pursley (John) of Waterford Ontario, Colleen Butcher (Larry) of Port Dover Ontario and Maureen Parker (John) of Shrewsbury Ontario. Proud Grandfather of 13, proud Great-Grandfather of 30 and proud Great-Great-Grandfather of 1. He is survived by one sister Marina Lamoureux of Azilda Ontario and one brother Patrick McCourt of Largo, Florida. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Arnold served in WWII with the Three Rivers Tank Regiment as Tank Crew Commander for 4 ½ years. A special thanks to the people in Dokkum Friesland for taking him into their homes in 1945.

Family and friends will be received at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Tuesday September 18, 2018 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 p.m. A Legion Service will take place at 3:00 p.m. and Parish Prayers will take place at 7:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass for Arnold will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Blenheim on Wednesday September 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment of his urn will take place in Evergreen Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Arnold McCourt to St. Mary’s Church, Blenheim, Right to Life Kent in Chatham or to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 185 in Blenheim would be appreciated.

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Dear McCourt Family: so sorry to hear of Arnold's passing. We were neighbors beside Slavens on Warren Rd., Simcoe, for many years and saw you grow up. Hope you find comfort in your memories of all the good times with your parents. God bless-----Mary & Mike

Sorry for your loss Brenda. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Bill and your family.

Brenda and Family, My heartfelt condolences to you and family …what a privilege to have your father with you at such an age. I have heard such great things about your Dad. Wishing you peace and comfort at this time. May the wonderful memories of your life shared together as a family be cherished and comfort you all.

Brenda and Families....So sorry to hear about your Dad. Going to miss his Sunday morning humor before Sunday masses. Thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.

Arnold was my manager for several years at the Canada Employment Centre. His service to country was always evident in all his work. My condolences to the family.