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It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Ernest Dwayne (“Peanut”) Blackburde. of Rainy River First Nations, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 at his residence.

Dwayne was born on July 29, 1960 in Emo, Ont. to John Madden and Melvina Blackburde.

He is survived by his children, Kevin Callaghan (Melissa Labelle), Samantha Blackburde (Patrick Wensley), Chad Blackburde, and Skye Blackburde; and grandchildren, Daniel Blackburde, Payton and Payge Peterson, and Kayden, Brooklyn, and Maddy Callaghan.

He is also survived by his siblings, Florabelle Both, Leann Barrie, Deanna Peterson, and Jackie Brown; former spouse, Patricia Callaghan; and good friend, Helen Palmer and their families.

Dwayne, better known as “Peanut,” was predeceased by his grandparents, Gilbert and Charlotte Blackburde; mother and father, Melvina Blackburde and John Madden; and brothers, Bradley Blackburde and Derek Peterson.

A visitation was held on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont.

Funeral services took place on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Rainy River First Nations gymnasium.

Cremation to follow.

If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.