In Celebration of

Blake McIntosh

March 23, 1930 -  February 26, 2019

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Andrew Blake McIntosh at the Viva Barrhaven Retirement Community with his devoted family by his side. Blake is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Thelma (nee MacLean). Adored father of Andrew (Michèle Thibault), and Judy Gamey (Robert), cherished Grampie to Rachel Gamey (Patrick Brown), and John Gamey, as well as his beautiful great-grandchildren Emmett and Evelyn Brown. Blake is also survived by his sister Anne Cork, sister-in-law June Beveridge, and many nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by his parents Hazel and Harry, his brother George, and brother-in-law Lynn (Bev) Beveridge.

Blake had incredible strength and courage, love of family, and a wonderful sense of humour that brightened the world around him. He faithfully served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 22 years, as well as being an active member and two-term Dominion President of the RCMP Veterans’ Association. Blake also held a distinguished career with Transport Canada before establishing Aviation Security Consultants of Canada.

Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Viva Barrhaven Retirement Community for their care, kindness, and assistance and to Dr. McCurdy, Hematology, Ottawa General Hospital and Dr. Glover, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, who provided exceptional care to Blake.

A celebration of life will be held at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Friends and family are invited to visit from 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or Myeloma Canada would be most appreciated. Tributes may be sent via Lifetimes at


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Alex and Bev Geddes (RCMP Vet Friend)

Entered March 2, 2019 from Orleans,ON

Sincere condolences to Thelma and family. Blake was a great friend and mentor to me in my time with the National Board of Directors RCMPVA and good times we had at our many Veterans meetings and socials. He will be missed.

Alex and Bev Geddes

Carolyn/Harold Mcilquham (Colleague and West End Coffee Group)

Entered March 2, 2019 from Kanata

Blake was a story teller (Magnificent) of his times in the Force. I enjoyed his company and his presence.

Unfortunately I am unable to attend "The Celebration of His Life" due to another commitment. My condolences to the family. I will be making a donation to the Heart Institute in his honour.

Merlene MacDonald (Friend)

Entered March 2, 2019 from Ottawa

Dear Thelma,
We were so sorry to hear of Blake’s passing. You will miss him terribly. I am here at Tracy’s winter place in Florida and we both send our most sincere condolences to you and your family.


Dave McCormick (RCMP Veteran and personal friend)

Entered March 2, 2019 from Presently, Portugal; usually Kanata

Thelma and family: you cannot imagine how shocked I was to learn of Blake passing. He seemed in such good spirits the last time I visited. I hope your loss is lessened by the good memories of your many years together. He truly was an impressive gentleman. God bless and may Blake RIP. DAVE.

Bob Pilot (Arctic Sledge-mate)

Entered March 2, 2019 from Vancouver, BC

Dear Thelma & Family: Your prayers and thoughts are with in the loss of a dear friend. Our friendship and travels together in the High Arctic are great memories and not soon forgotten.