Obituary of Dr. Robert "Blaine" Cruickshank
Blaine passed away peacefully, surrounded by the unwavering love and support of his family, after a courageous battle with melanoma. He faced his diagnosis and cancer journey with the same positive outlook that he had throughout his life and for which he will always be remembered.
He will forever be missed by Sue, his best friend and loving wife of 46 years, and their three devoted children, Beth (Ronnie), Scott (Jenna) and Matthew (Sarah).
He was the beloved Papa of Jamie, Jonny, Henry, Charlie, Anna, William, Molly, Graham and Ryan. Blaine was the most enthusiastic and supportive grandparent, always first in the swimming pool and by their sides to build sandcastles and Lego structures.
Blaine is survived by his mother Eileen and sister Karen (John) who will miss him dearly. He is predeceased by his father Robert, his in-laws Ralph and Betty Abercromby, his brother-in-law Bruce and his niece Ashley.
He will be remembered fondly by his sister-in-law Carolyn (Rick) and his many nieces and nephews.
Blaine was a dedicated family physician for 37 years whose compassion influenced the lives of countless patients. He was an avid traveller, always excited about exploring the world and planning the next big adventure with Sue. He was a passionate road cyclist and a long time member of Westmount Golf and Country Club. Blaine loved sharing experiences and laughs with their close group of friends. He lived his life with so much kindness and joy, and those who knew him were better for it.
A private family service is planned with interment at Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo. Friends and family are invited to join us for a Celebration of Life at Westmount Golf and Country Club in Kitchener on October 2, 2022 from 3 - 6pm. Tributes will be shared at 4pm.
Donations in Blaine’s honour can be made to the Melanoma Research Fund at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Condolences for the family and donations may be arranged by contacting the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, Waterloo at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.
We will miss you every day and love you forever.