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It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Vivian Blake (Maame Yaa Antwiwaah), aged 40. Vivian was a brilliant and compassionate woman who will be missed by many.


Vivian was born on September 13, 1981, to parents Kofi Ampomah Asante and Mercy Nyantakyi in Kumasi, Ghana. Vivian immigrated to Canada in 1997, attended Monarch Park Collegiate Institute for her post-secondary education and went on to study Psychology at Lakehead University from 2002-2006.


After graduating with a Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a double minor in Palliative Care and Dementia Studies  in 2006, Vivian went on to pursue two Master’s Degrees, one in Clinical Psychology and another in Counselling Psychology.


She is survived by her husband Randy Blake, children Nathanella-Sabelle Kwartemaah, Nathan-Dwayne Kwarteng, Nathaly-Celeste Afiriyie, Nathania-Ezraella Adofowaa, and Nathaneal-Zephaniah Owusu Blake, mother Mercy Nyantakyi, and brothers Richmond, Ross and William Owusu Nyantakyi.

Vivian Blake passed away on Jan 19th, 2022 after being admitted to Centenary Hospital, Scarborough. She would be missed for her quick wit, radical honesty, and the radiant energy she brought to all the spaces she entered. The name Vivian translates to “lively woman” in Latin. Vivian truly embodied the meaning of her name by living her life to the fullest and overcoming the obstacles and adversities that came in her way. May her life of resilience, optimism and steadfast faith in God continue to serve as an example to us all.  


“She fought a good fight.”


Chief Mourners: 

Abusuapanin Thomas Owusu-Sakyi

Nana Okogyeadwa Nti Yeboah (Domakwae Hene)

Mr. Kwaku Twum Boateng (Grandfather)

Randy Blake (Widow) and children

Nesta Blake 

William Anthony Blake

Mercy Nyantakyi (Mother) 

Richmond Owusu Nyantakyi

Ross Owusu Nyantakyi

William Owusu Nyantakyi

Gladys Opuni

Blake and Nyantakyi Families across Canada

Abena Nyarko Sakyi

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Boadu-Agyemang

Mr. and Mrs. Kwabena Nketia-Sakyi

Nancy Beatrice Sefa

Robert Sefa

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Agyei

Mr. and Mrs. Kofi Ampong

Dr. Josephine Owusu-Sakyi

Mrs. Rebecca Yeboah

Mrs. Abigail Sakyi

Sakyi and Kankam Families across the United States

Peter Karikari Manu (Stepfather)

Jesse Peprah (Cousin)

Entire Church of Pentecost (Canada)





5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, February 18, 2022
DeStefano Funeral Home
1289 Keith Ross Drive
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Please note that COVID protocols are in place, masks are mandatory while in the Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, February 19, 2022
DeStefano Funeral Home
1289 Keith Ross Drive
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Please note this is a Private service and will be livestreamed for those not in attendance


1:30 pm
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens
541 Taunton Road
West Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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1981 - 2022

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