BRIAN D. BLACKBOURNE, M.D.
On Sunday, October 14, 2012, BRIAN D. BLACKBOURNE, M.D., passed quietly in his home, with his wife, Yvonne E. Williams-Blackbourne, by his side. He is also survived by his loving children, Colleen Beach, Lorne Blackbourne, Jason Blackbourne, Andrea Wailes, and stepdaughter, Yolanda Williams; a devoted sister, Lorna Patterson. Brian leaves behind 11 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Brian was born in MacLeod Alberta, Canada and later became a US Citizen while working in California. His career spanned New York, NY; Santa Barbara, CA; Miami, FL; Washington, DC; State of Massachusetts and San Diego, CA. He retired with his wife in Asheville, NC. While retired from a career as a Medical Examiner and Forensic Pathologist, Brian enjoyed painting wonderful scenes from his childhood, the joy of carpentry, photography, working in his yard and traveling. Brian touched everyone he met. To know him was to love him. We know he will rest in peace and never be forgotten. Funeral service will be held at Stewart Funeral Home, 4001 Benning Rd., NE, Washington, DC, on Friday, October 26. Viewing 12 noon; Service, 1 p.m. Interment immediately following at Harmony Memorial Park Cemetery, Hyattsville, MD. Arrangements by JORDAN FUNERAL SERVICE.
Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 25, 2012.