Elwyn Preston Bliss

A photo of Elwyn Preston Bliss

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Elwyn Preston Bliss at Brantford General Hospital on March 13, 2021.  In his 86th year, he fought a short battle of severe diabetic complications.

After 65 years of wedded bliss he leaves his devoted wife Joyce Ellen (nee Drew) of Blenheim, ON.

Also in mourning is his family:

Father to Jeff (Marg), Eric (Kandace) and Sharon (Kim).

Grandfather to Drew, Erica (Mike), Karla (Stu), Dan (Alexandra) and Bianca (Shawn).

Great Grandfather to Atticus, Estelle and Charlotte.

Brother to Leslie (the late Ethel), Barbara (Norman), Linda (Richard).  Predeceased by brother Douglas (the late Evelyn), sister Lois (Stanley) and sister Phyllis (Ernie).

Elwyn will be greatly missed by innumerable nieces, nephews, brothers-  and sisters–in-law, relatives and friends.

A private service will be held with interment at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, The Jack Miner Bird Foundation or the Chatham-Kent VON.

 

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Our deepest sympathies to the Bliss family. It was a pleasure to have known Elwyn. We will always remember the times our family was welcomed into the Bliss home and so appreciated their kindness.

My condolences to the entire Bliss family. It was a privilege to work with Elwyn. A kind and dedicated man.

Prayers to the Bliss family on the loss of your father.

Joyce and family so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you

Our sympathy to Joyce, Sharon and all of the family in the passing of a lovely, dedicated and kind man - it is a pleasure to have known him. Hugs and prayers for the days ahead. Jane and Brian Wright

So sorry for your loss. We pray for your healing. His memories live on in your heart. Kelly Wright & Gary Oliver

Dear Joyce and family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Saddened to hear of your loss.Will miss seeing him at the concerts in the park.Our Love be with you.

My sincere sympathy to Joyce, Sharon and all of the Bliss family in your sad loss of Elywn. He was a wonderful caring person. During my years in Blenheim, it was so nice to know him and Joyce. My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with all of you -- Bev Whitelaw

Joyce, Jeff, Eric and Sharon, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Elwyn was a wonderful , kind, gentle man. Although we have many miles between us now, we have so many fond memories to hold onto, from days gone by. Please know that you are all in our thoughts. With love from the ‘Webb’ family, Margaret, Cheryl and Marjorie

Warm thoughts are being sent your way from the Druers. It was an honour to have known Elwyn.

My sincere condolences to Joyce, Sharon and all of the Bliss family in your sad loss of Elwyn. He was a wonderful caring person and it was a pleasure to know Elwyn and Joyce during my years in Blenheim. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time--Bev Whitelaw

Jeff, Marg and families, So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Doug & Mary Anne Hodgson

to the bliss family . so sorry to hear of elwyn's,passing, my sincere thoughts and prayers to the family.

Jeff , Margie, Drew and Dan, our condolences on the loss of your father/grandfather. Thinking of all of you ..... Jeff, Sherri, Monica & Rachel

sorry to here of your loss prayers to family

Our condolences go out to the Bliss family - so sorry to hear of the loss of your lost father Vince and Louise Pieters

Sorry for the loss of your father.

My deepest sympathy to Joyce and family. A wonderful caring man -I had the honour to be Elwyn’s nurse and have fond memories of our visits.

We are so sad to hear about the loss of Elwyn. You have our Deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bliss family.

Our condolences to the Bliss family. Thinking of you all. Such a nice guy. Brad Preston & Donna DeBoer

Savor the memories, hold them close, and share the stories with the generations that come after . Sorry to hear the news . Hugs to everyone.

To the Bliss Family. So sorry for your loss.

Thinking of the entire Bliss family at this sad time. Elwyn was a example of all things good. Sincerely, Anne and Don Eastman

So sorry for your loss. I remember a house full of kids and love when we were young. Please know that my thoughts are with all of you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jeff and Margie, at this difficult time. Wendy and Brenda

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Eric,Kandi and family, and the Bliss family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.

Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Jeff, Margie, and family. So very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Dave and Laurie Harrison

Joyce, Jeff and families...our deepest condolences. Elwynn was a kind soul. Steve and Lisa

Sharon and the Bliss Family... Sincerest condolences. Thinking of you and remembering your great dad. Brian and Paul.

We are sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathies Jeff, Margie and family.

Jeff, Margie and family. We are sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy.

To the Bliss family, so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers Sincerely Pat & Barry

So sorry for your loss.

Joyce, Jeff, Eric & Sharon and families. I am very sad to hear that Elwyn has passed away. Remembering years ago when you baby sat Rob & Tim for years - you were Mama & Papa Bliss. God comfort each of you. And Elwyn Rest in Peace.

For some reason I can across the 1975 BDHS yearbook. I opened it up for the first time in probably 20 years and on the inside cover, right in the bottom middle are Ron Gable, Jeff and myself sitting in the lunch auditorium laughing. A few hours later I look at the obits and see the passing of Mr. Bliss. Strange! My condolences to the Bliss family. May your father RIP.

thinking of you all at this time,sympathy to all, so soon after Lois

Jeff and Margie. Sincerest condolences. Look after your mom.

To the Bliss Family; our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of your loss!

Deepest Sympathies to all the Bliss family

To the Bliss Family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. Elwyn will be fondly remembered as a kind and gentle man who was well respected by our entire community. May your fond memories bring you comfort. Thinking of you at this sad time, Terry & Arlene (Henderson) Koehler

Prayers are with all the Bliss family! Keep all the happy memories of Dad and Grandpa close to your heart! Prayers and hugs!

Our deepest sympathies to the Bliss family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Bliss family at this most sad time. May you feel the comfort of the Holy Spirit at this time, and in the coming days as well, and cheriish the memories that you have.

Dear Joyce, Jeffrey, Eric, Sharon and families. So very sad to hear of Elwyn's passing. I have so many great memories of the Drew clan and all of their spouses and kids. I do hope that your good memories make you smile. Melanie

Jeff, Margie and family sending our condolences. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow Marvin & Sandi Turner

I’m so sad to hear this. He was “Daddy Bliss” for many years of my childhood when they babysat my brother and I. I will always remember my time with him and “Mamma Bliss” very fondly. Thinking of you all

Jeff, Margie & the entire Bliss family. Dave & I send our sincere condolences. Thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. Dave & Sue.

Jeff, Margie, Drew and Dan, so sorry to hear of Elwyn's passing. My thoughts are prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joyce and the families at this sad time.

So sorry to hear of Elwyn's passing. My sincere condolences to Joyce, Sharon Eric and Jeff and families. Mom sends her thoughts and prayers 🙏

Joyce , Sharon, Jeff, Eric and families,...We are so sorry to hear of Elwyn's passing. We always enjoyed speaking with Elwyn, over the many many years. Our prayers and Blessings are with all of you. Don , Anne and Marcie Gammage

My sincere condolences to the entire Bliss Family.

Dear Joyce and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

We are sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

So sorry for loss Jeff, Margie and family.

The the Bliss families I offer my condolences, so very sorry for your sad loss. Cherish all good times and memories.

Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Hugs!!!

Joyce and family, we are so sorry to hear of Elwyn's passing. I always remember how good he was to the children you babysat. He was a very kind and gentle man. Sincerely, George & Linda Paling (Stonehouse)

To the Bliss families our sincere condolences our thoughts and prayers are with you

Jeff, Margie and Bliss family, So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

to jeff and marg - My sincere condolence to you and all the family. You have years of fond memories to reminisce and enjoy to help with the pain of loosing a loved one. May your father rest in peace.

Dear Sharon and Family, My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May you find peace in your memories. May God help you to find your inner strength. Hugs

May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort. Thinking of you all.

Jeff and Margie So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

To all the Bliss family , please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Elwyn. May he Rest in Peace

So sorry to hear of Elwyn's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. RIP Elwyn.

My sincere condolences on the loss of your Father.....

So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers.

Sending condolences to the entire Bliss family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Our deepest condolences

So sorry To hear of your loss. Condolences .

Mama Bliss I send my deepest condolences to you and the family. I have always remembered you and Mr Bliss fondly. Keeping your family in my prayers at this time.

Joyce, Jeff, Eric, Sharon and families, Sincere condolences to the family in the passing of Elwyn. He was a great friend, and well respected member of our community. Cherish the memories you shared with him and may they bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Sincerely, Peter and Linda

Our condolences to you and family in your loss. Prayers for God’s strength and peace be with you all.

My condolences to all of you, hugs

Our sincere condolences to Mr. Bliss's entire family.

Eric, Kandace and the Bliss family, Condolences on the loss of your father/grandfather.great grandfather. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult Covid time. Deanna & Luce Cools

Our sincere condolence to Joyce, Jeff, Margie, Eric, Kandace, Sharron, Kim and families. Rest in Peace Elwyn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pat, Linda McGuigan and family

My heartfelt condolences. Such a great guy.

My condolences to the Bliss family. Greg & Darlene Swance

So very sorry for your loss.