BLATCHFORD, George - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Ross Memorial Hospital at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Ona. Cherished father of Phyliss, Peggy, Jim, Nancy, Philip, Dede, Annette, Carrie Simpson (Bill Wannamaker), Jim Collins (Tracy), Penny (Murry), Tim Collins, Tom Collins, David, and the late George. Lovingly remembered by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his sisters Dede, Joan, and June; and extended family and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Nisbett Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior, at the NISBETT FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 600 Monaghan Rd. S., Peterborough (705-745-3211). A reception will follow in the NISBETT RECEPTION CENTRE. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.