October 1, 1966 – October 29, 2022
Jacques Alexander Blackstone was taken much too early from us, on October 29th, 2022. Jacques leaves behind heartbroken mom Ellen, sister Nela, grieving dad George, and sons Austin and Connor, and so many more family members who love and miss him.
From the moment he was born Jacques was a bright light in our lives with an intoxicating laugh that would fill a room and bring joy to all around him.
Jacques was a gifted musician and trained composer, who possessed the uncanny ability to master any musical instrument; as music composer he created the theme song for the Banff Mountain Film Festival and Tour, countless movie music tracks, and spearheaded original bands Ivan Purple and Black Stone through the 1980’s and 90’s. Jacques was well-known in his work with the North American film industry for his keen eyes and ears, his perfectionism and unending technical skills.
When he became a father, his two sons consumed his life and he dreamt of creating a better world for them to grow up and live in. Always a believer and fighter, he had great hopes and visions for his beloved community of Maple Ridge.
A natural-born performer, Jacques tackled everything he believed in with complete passion, total dedication, and spectacular showmanship.
Never wanting to weigh on others, Jacques would clear his head with long rides on his beloved Harley. Those who truly knew him will remember that special spark, that need to bring joy to all near him, the unbridled fun and pure happiness he gifted to those lucky enough to be his family and his friends.
His beautiful smile will always be in our hearts.
Little brother, life will not be the same without you. May your spirit enlighten the universe and may your music continue to inspire all our souls. For all time, we will love you. So much.
A tree is being planted at Maple Ridge Park in Jacques’ memory.
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