Blaine G. Cheek

Brother Cheek was a member of Keith Lodge No.23

Initiated: January 5th, 1953
Passed: February 2nd, 1953
Raised: March 2nd, 1953
Raised to the Grand Lodge Above: April 2nd, 2008

Cheek, Blaine G., the last surviving member of his immediate family, in his 79th year, formerly of Stellarton, passed away on April 2, 2008, in Cranston, Rhode Island, after a brief illness. Born in Stellarton, he was the son of the late John R. Cheek and Nora Haggart Cheek.

Blaine was well known and respected in the sewing machine industry, he spent over fifty years in the business having owned and operated Blaine Sewing Machine Centres in Rhode Island. Blaine loved Nova Scotia especially his hometown of Stellarton. Each spring and fall he would return to Nova Scotia, to enjoy time fishing and hunting, with friends at his camp in Country Harbour, Nova Scotia.

Blaine was a member of the Keith Masonic Lodge #23, Stellarton, Scottish Rite and the Palestine Temple Shrine Rhode Island.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Anderson Cheek, stepdaughter Natalie Delaney, Cranston, Rhode Island and step grandchildren, Kim and Scott, Rhode Island.

He is survived by nephews John, Chatham, Ontario; Blaine, Edmonton, Alberta; Jamie, New Glasgow; Terry, Hopewell; nieces Beverly, Cole Harbour; Lynn, Halifax; and Michelle, Georgetown, Ontario. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Thelma Cheek, Hopewell and Beulah Cheek, Stellarton.

He was predeceased by brothers Bob, Bill and Ronnie Cheek.

His remains will rest in the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton with visiting hours from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Burial will be in the Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in Blaine�s memory may be made to a charity of one�s choice.

Keith Masonic Lodge will meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday to conduct their service.


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