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Daniel Christian "Dan" Blankenship


Daniel Christian "Dan" Blankenship
Daniel Christian “Dan” Blankenship. Age 95 of Oak Island, Lunenburg County, passed away peacefully, after a long, fulfilling and adventurous life, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, Sunday, March 17, 2019 of natural causes.

Many considered him The Oak Island Legend. A January 1965 issue of Readers Digest brought Dan to Oak Island and he knew he would be instrumental in discovering the treasure. In 1970, he moved full-time to Oak Island and dedicated over 50 years searching, drilling and digging, devoting the rest of his life and his own money to the Money Pit. Dan had a good contracting business in Florida, friends and a good reputation.

He “shucked” it all to come and make a gamble.

He is survived by his son, David (wife, Garnette); daughter, Linda; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jane; daughter, Janet Kirby and son-in-law, Billy Flowers.

He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and fans.

Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 24th 2019 in Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay. A funeral service will he held 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 25th 2019 in St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Martin’s Point, Rev. Ron Barkhouse officiating.

Immediate family flowers only. Memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, P.O. Box 200, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 (902-624-8241). Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:

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Service Date
Monday, March 25, 2019