Blanche Badenhorst

November 25, 1932 - October 11, 2017

On October 11th, 2017, Blanche Badenhorst passed away in her 85th year, at Extendacare in Hamilton. Blanche and her husband Obed moved to Canada from South Africa in 1958 and lived a full life of family, love, friends, faith and tennis. Those five short words encompass a full lifetime of fond memories and accomplishment. Obed passed away in 1997. Remembered with love by their children Anne Badenhorst with Husband David Coxsedge and Grandson Baden Coxsedge, Ruth Wilson with Husband Rob Wilson and Granddaughter Emma and Son Peter Badenhorst. Cremation and private family service is planned. The Alzheimer’s Society or Diabetes Association would appreciate any support.
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Rodger and Grace Inglis, Port Perry, ON

Posted on: October 22, 2017

Dear Anne, Ruth and Peter, and your families,
We send you our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mom and Grandmother, and of our friend, Blanche. We had not seen Blanche in latter years, but have vivid memories of the good times shared with her and Obed in earlier ones. She was a lovely lady, and a great tennis player and coach - a wonderful example of someone who built character and skill through sports. She leaves a fine legacy.
Dick Ring

Posted on: October 18, 2017

So sorry to hear about your loss, Anne, Ruth and Peter and many. Such a fine and caring lady. Recall how welcoming she and Obed were, many decades ago, after I moved from To. to Hamilton. Followed her many service years at Dundas Tennis; with wheel chair tennis+++
Melodie Rathbone

Posted on: October 17, 2017

I was very sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope happy family memories help make this difficult time a bit easier.
Esther O'Donnell

Posted on: October 16, 2017

Blanche became a friend through Christian Women's Club. We attended Bible studies together. I will remember her for her kindness and humility. I visited her two summers ago and she was so gracious to see me and another friend. We all at Christian Women's know that she is now with her heavenly Father. God bless.
Sue Darracott

Posted on: October 16, 2017

I remember Blanche from years ago when we were members of The Thistle Club Hamilton . She was a lovely person , and I send my condolences to all her family .
Dave Scott, Rosedale and Hamilton Tennis Clubs

Posted on: October 16, 2017

Blanche was one of the pillars of tennis in Hamilton and southern Ontario. Her passion and dedication are remembered by all those who she met. She is missed.