Blackie, Jocelyne

BLACKIE, Jocelyne

1942 - 2022

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Jocelyne Blackie (née Frenette) in Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday, July 25, 2022. Robert's devoted wife for 55 years. She was a caring mother to Suzanne Blackie and a loving mother-in-law to Michel de Breyne and a proud grandmother to Zak and Matthieu. Her brother, Jean-Pierre, survives her and remembers her fondly. Aunt, cousin, godmother, friend of many people who loved and cherished her. A nurse with a caring attitude and a thirst for knowledge, Jocelyne has always been interested in people and the help she could give to everyone, especially those she loved and cared for. Jocelyne's charitable heart was a gift to everyone who met her. She may have been small, but she was a giant and a warrior. She will be sorely missed.

Two celebration of life services will be held, one in Ottawa and the other in Montreal, on dates to be determined later in the summer or early fall. Condolences and memories can be shared at

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Cornerstone Housing for Women (, a charity that held an important place in Jocelyne and Robert's hearts.

5 messages reçus

Sue, Mike, Zak and Matthew

Our deepest condolences Sue and family.

We are here if you need us,

Kimberly, Nathaniel and Nicolas-Justice.

Kimberly-Ann Lambert, le 29 juillet 2022

Robert, Suzanne and family

"A Giant" is absolutely correct when remembering such a dear, kind friend, Jocelyne. Her fierce pride in family and always doing the right thing left a lasting impression.

Jocelyne's integrity, perseverance (!!), and intellectual prowess was already evident early on when we met at university

As such a sage mature student, Jocelyne led by example and was always ready to successfully do way more than her share all the while never seeking the spotlight and definitely inspiring others along the way. A proud Registered Nurse to the core and a fine one at that!

Pocket Rocket, Jocelyne, thank you for the memories. Robert, Suzanne and family: please accept our most sincerest condolences.

Vivian and Bob Testa

Vivian and Robert Testa, le 30 juillet 2022

Suzanne, Michel and family

Please accept our deepest sympathies for the recent passing of Jocelyne. May she rest in peace, and your many fond memories of her be a blessing and of comfort to you.

Paul and Ruby Le Guerrier, le 30 juillet 2022

Robert, Suzanne and Jean-Pierre

We just received such sad news of Jocelyne's passing. Our sincere condolences.
Roger have many memorable childhood memories of wonderful support from Jocelyne and her mother (Auntie Annette) during hospital stays in Montreal during childhood years.
Over the years, we had the pleasure to meet up with Jocelyne and Robert for gatherings and kept in touch often.
We will miss her dearly and our thoughts and prayers are with your families.
Affectionately, cousins Yoko & Roger Hardy

Yoko & Roger Hardy, le 1 août 2022

Robert, Jean-Pierre, Suzanne et toute votre famille

Mes plus profondes condoléances sont pour vous à la suite du départ de notre cousine Jocelyne. Une grande perte pour tous, particulièrement pour Robert qui lui était si cher. Mes pensées sont avec vous tous en ces moments de peine et de grande tristesse.
Please receive my deepest thoughts and be her memory remains with you for ever as a consolation.

Camille Hardy-RONY, le 2 août 2022

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