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 by The Washington Post on Oct. 25, 2012.
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So sad to read this. I always wondered where he, Yvonne had relocated to. Yvonne if you ever see this message, please contact me. I am back in DC and would love to reconnect with you. My cell is (757) 503-4471
Gloria Williamson
October 12, 2021
We remember Brian and his wife Lois, from our time at St. Joe's Medical Center - in our mutual Residencies 1966. We remember him as a workhorse, amazingly smart and so friendly. Lois was an accomplished pianist and a great friend. I remember Lois teaching music to the child in other physicians' families. We all lived in Intern/Resident Housing, Apartments, we had small kids my Steve, her Colleen, and Lorne and my Joan... it was a time I remember fondly and think of them often. My their memory be a blessing to all.
Mary Catherine Smith (Dr. Darrell)
March 10, 2021
Brian was a highly respected professional colleague and family friend from 1968. My wife and I wish to express our condolences to his family.
Dimitri Contostavlos
November 10, 2012
I remember the cookouts Dr. Blackbourne had for his staff here in Massachusetts -he had a way of making everyone feel wanted and welcome at his home - I am truly sorry to hear of his death - my sympathy goes out to his family and wife, Yvonne.
Pat Staruk
October 31, 2012
I will miss our discussions of grandchildren and their activities and all the love he had for his family.
Patsy Stewart
October 29, 2012
My condolences to the Blackbourne family. May your loving memories of Brian continue to warm your heart.
October 25, 2012
Brian was a kind and caring person to our family. He was fun and I know he enjoyed his time with his animals. To Yvonne, Yolanda and his family we send our deepest sympathy. Love the Lewis Family.
October 25, 2012
Brian was an incredible brother-in-law and friend. It is difficult to put into words how much he was appreciated and how much will be missed. Brian's memory will live in my heart for as long as I live.
Shirley Hill-Smith
October 25, 2012
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