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Ambrose Blaine

Malahide, Co. Dublin & Istanbul, Turkey & formerly of Rusheens, Killala, Co. Mayo.

15 Nov, 2021

Following an accident in La Paz, Mexico. 

Ambrose, predeceased by his father Ambrose (Snr) & brother Alan. 

Beloved husband of Anne and loving father of Aoibhín, Niamh & Anna Rose.  Sadly missed by his heartbroken wife, daughters, grandson Cillian, mother Philomena, brothers James, Declan & Brendan, sisters Mary & Fiona, mother-in-law Nancy, father-in-law John, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends & all his aviation colleagues around the world.


Reposing at McGowan’s Funeral Home, Ballina on Tuesday evening from 3:30pm until 5pm.

Funeral will arrive to St Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina on Wednesday morning for 11am Requiem mass with funeral proceeding to Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin arriving for 3.45pm. 

House Private Please.   

Funeral mass will be live streamed on

Cremation will be live streamed on

Family flowers only please donations if desired to Hospice Africa, Uganda C/o McGowan’s funeral home, Ballina.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence below for the family – please see form at bottom of page. Alternatively, you can send a private message to the family on


  1. Sincerest condolences to Anne and family , Philo and all the Blaine family … very sorry to hear of the loss of Ambrose in his prime.

    He was a gentleman.

    John Mulhern Cooneal , Mayo and Chapelizod , Dublin.

  2. May be I may explain myself with the words one of famous Turkish poet, Nazim Hİkmet:

    You get our news before we let you know,
    You come with a bird’s wing from the seven-year road.
    You understand from the language of our eyes,
    You know the secret of our hand.
    You laugh like an honest book,
    You wipe the sweat from our brow.
    That goes, This goes, He goes,
    Friendship, you stay by our side.


  4. Sending our deepest condolences, no one can answer the question WHY and WHY now. We have lovely memories which we will keep in our hearts. We are with our prayers and thoughts with the family and his friends. He will always be in your mind and in your heart. May he Rest In Peace.❤️🙏❤️
    One love from Vienna/Austria

  5. My deep condolence

  6. Condoleances to the entire familly. I will never forget Ambrose and the incredible moments we spent together in the last 10 years. Our friendship will be eternal and his generosity and help will remain legendary.

  7. It is never easy to find the words to express our feelings when there are no words that can fully capture the depth of what we’re feeling.

    Rest In Peace, dear friend. Wishing you comfort and peace.

  8. Rest in peace Captain. You will be missed. I’m very sorry.

  9. To all the Blaine family friends and relatives.Our sincere condolences to ye during this difficult time.Ye are in our thoughts and prayers

  10. Condolences 🙏 to Ann and family, also to all of the Blaine family may he rest in peace.

  11. Your frienship, your laughter and best sense of humor will always remain with us.
    We were so lucky to have known you,
    Have a good flight…
    Jorge, Sandra, Renata and Ivana

  12. No words to convey the horror and sorrow of this. We have lost a one-in—million, kind, funny, charismatic, wise friend, far too soon. My deepest condolences to Anne, Aoibhlinn, Niamh and Anna and to all the Blaines and Dermodys.

  13. My heartfelt condolences to the Family. Ambrose was a great person, always ready to help anyone. He will be missed. Fortunately pilots never die, they just fly higher.

  14. My sincere sympathies to you all on your terrible loss.

  15. My deepest sorrow and condolences to his family and friends he was a good man he left an impression on all that knew him he is a great loss to all may he rest in peace.

  16. Shocked and saddened at the news of the passing of Ambrose. We were school mates in Cooneal many years ago.
    My sincere sympathy to all his family.

  17. You left us far too soon… We are so fortunate to have known you. You were a great friend and you will be missed dearly.

  18. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I hope these message brings you some peace.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one.
    I am honored to confirm and convey that Captain Ambrose Joseph , throughout his tenure with us with EACS as commander of the first presidential plane, A 340, is an example to follow with professional work, discipline and confidence, and that it is a loss that has deeply affected us.

  19. We will miss him.

    I wish strength to the family. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  20. I have been deeply hurt by the death of Ambrose.
    Ambrose was an amazing person. I am grateful to have had the privilege of knowing and flying with him.
    I will always remember him as a wonderful colleague and friend.

    Sharing your sadness.

  21. He was a great flying Irishman, a gentleman. A true friend.. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones..
    Rest in peace, my dear friend..

  22. My condoleances to entire family and friends.

    I never forget his helps and efforts. He was a dedicated friend and a great pilot.

    He is deeply missed.

  23. He was in the center of the aviation world. When people ask me what is your career goal, i was replying; “i want to be like Ambrose, i want to connect flights, pilots, lives.”
    He also knew how to touch people’s hearts.
    He will never be forgotten.
    My deep condolences…

  24. Let the lights be your companion 🙏🏻 Rest in peace our dear Ambrose 🙏🏻 You will be in our hearts till the end… Words are not enough to tell our sadness… We lost not just a friend, we lost a brother…
    With our condolences to entire family

  25. It’s been a while Ambrose but you left a real impression on me as you did with so many colleagues who became your friends in Dubai. Thank you for the positive memories.
    Rest in Peace.

  26. I will never forget his kindness…I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of this great human. A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God, leaving loneliness and sadness. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.

  27. Sincere condolences to Anne, Aoibhin, Niamh & Anna on the tragic passing of Ambrose. Condolences and sympathy to Ambrose’s mother Philo, brothers, Declan, James & Brendan & sisters Mary & Fiona and all the extended Blaine family. An avid adventurer, with a zest for life, Ambrose was a genuine friend to the many he met. He will be sorely missed.

  28. So sad for all the family for the loss of Ambrose, sending love and peace to you all from Paddy,Peggy,Teresa,DeeClaire & Patrick

  29. My deepest condolences on the sad death of ambrose. May he rest in peace

  30. Deepest condolences for all your loved ones

    See you in heaven Ambrose

  31. Sincerest condolences to all who loved Ambrose.

    A great man; non-judgemental, friendly and helpful. You’d always look forward to and enjoy spending time in his company.

    Ambrose RIP.

  32. Condolences to all the Blaine family, relatives and friends. We hope ye find peace and comfort in your time of grief. Our prayers and thoughts are with ye during this sad time.

  33. Rest In Peace AmBROse 🙏🌹❤️

  34. My deep condolences

  35. Deepest condolences to Ann and family. Like many, I was privileged to call Ambrose a friend. He always found time for others no matter how busy he was. He will be sadly missed.

    Leslie Barfoot

  36. My deepest condolences to his family and beloved ones. I’m very sorry to lose him. He was a big friend, an excellent pilot helping me to become an examiner and may God enlighten his way in peace.

  37. A bright man, a gentleman, a shining smile, a real aviator…

    Ambrose was here and touched our lives. I am proud to know him. I am proud to be a friend of him.

    He is definitely living because he really deserves to keep in our mind.

    Ambrose, my friend, keep going in your way.

    I hope see you in the future again.

  38. It was a real pleasure to meet, to spend time and to fly with a gentleman like Ambrose…

    I will never forget you my friend…

    Deepest condolences to his family…

  39. My deepest heartfelt condolences to Ambrose’s entire family.
    I do lack words to express how sad it made me to receive the news of his untimely passing, while being currently stuck in Germany.
    Every time Ambrose is mentioned I recall the day when he invited me to sit behind him in the cockpit on the way back from Glasgow to Dublin, a ones in a life time experience for which I am grateful and one will always remember.
    RIP my friend.

  40. May you rest in peace Ambrose and god be good to you.

  41. We were his coworkers. Words can’t Express our sorrow. The aircraft won’t be the same with out him

  42. Sincere sympathies to his wife Anne & family, his mother Philo, brother’s Declan, James, Brendan, sister’s Mary & Fiona.
    May the heavens be his bed, rest in peace Ambrose.
    Marian & Willie Harrison, Crofton Park, Ballina,

  43. My deepest condolences to his family

  44. To our dear friend and colleague Ambrose, from the Ligier’s family and all the Azur Aviation team. Ambrose will deeply be missed everyday. The world have lost great man and a wonderful person. may his soul rest in peace.

  45. A man for all seasons , a man who whose energy and mind embraced all around him and could not wait to see what lay over the horizon . .
    Ambrose spoke with passion and earnestness and mirth and listened to others much the same . . There was something in everything and everyone , it complimented his self and filled his days , people were precious .

    Ambrose called me , in the days before he left us , to ask of my health and to encourage my mind ( I was to have a surgery ) , and we laughed

    I looked forward to our next encounter , to our chat , to the frantic thoughts , to the stories of old , the new discoveries he shared , to the wit and laughter and the inevitable arguments of politics and society . . I looked forward to Ambrose
    I miss him

    You lost a lovely Man , a great son and husband and father and friend
    May he visit you in your dreams and bring you all his gifts , and may my dreams be so lucky too . .

  46. Weel laddie…….ye left us…(Nurbin, yer tribe…et al), afore we thought.
    But….wan things fur cert….
    ye widnae want us tae moan….lament…what if?….the rest.
    Nah! A simple glass tae raise…an thanks fur aw we laughed….guid keek back.
    Ambrose Blaine…ye kept so many o us sane…an mair.
    Noo above nae wan tae mock about thon new coin bits.

  47. I met Ambrose in dubai when I was working for Emirates as crew. He was one of the nicest pilots I ever met. I am so sorry to hear of his tragic passing. Sending sincere condolences to all the Blaine family. Rest in peace Ambrose.

  48. Anne, deepest sympathy to you on your loss of Ambrose.
    It was my privilege to have know Ambrose as a pilot, an instructor and examiner. Every exposure to him was something to look forward to and his lost to the flying global community will be greatly felt. Every trip was a memorable event.
    He was an extraordinary man who leaves a great hole in all of our lives. Ambrose death is a huge loss particularly for you and your girls.
    May he rest in peace.

  49. Ambrose our Ambrose..
    What an incredible human you were. You lived everyday like it was your last! We never met a man like you & will never again in this lifetime. You were one in aGazillion. You made me laugh just by seeing you & you made everyone happy just by being in your presence.
    It didn’t matter if you were a bin man or Royalty, you treated everyone the same.
    You were an adventurer & I was so lucky to fly on some of those adventures with you. I remember no matter where we were in the world you always called home to your children every night. You loved them so much & you adored taking them on adventures with you.

    Our hearts broke when we got the shocking news of your passing.. it still hasn’t sunk in that we’ll never see your happy, naughty face again. But our hearts break more knowing that Anne & your beautiful girls & Grandson have lost so much more. Our Deepest Condolences to all the Blaine family.

    Ambrose you’ve left a HUGE whole in our hearts but you’ve also left a HUGE mark on this world. You’ll never ever be forgotten & your name will be passed on through generations as you are a LEGEND!

    We Love you Ambrose & you’ll always be in our thoughts. We miss you so much already.. Until we meet again in the sky, fly high Captain Blaine

  50. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Ambrose from his earliest days in Dubai.

    I remember well his kindness and generosity of spirit. And then there was that wonderful sense of humour. A character larger than life!

    He will be sadly missed by many but no more than his family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

    Rest in peace. Ambrose.

  51. Deepest sympathy to the Blaine family. Ambrose as so many others have reflected was a beacon of positivity. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.
    Digby Seymour
    South Killanoola, Naracoorte Australia

  52. It is so terrible that l will not enjoy again the fun ,adventures and flights we had in the air and on the ground.
    Fly high my friend, you will never be forgotten.
    RIP Ambrose

  53. My deepest condolences to you and your family 🙏🙏I was so lucky to have known you 🙏I will never forget the valuable moments we spent together.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you…
    Rest In Peace dear Ambrose 🙏🙏🙏

  54. My dear friend and neighbor Ambrose, I will always remember you with your smiling face and wonderful joy. I am very happy to know you, with all my love.

  55. Deepest condolences to Brendan, Ursula & Blaine family on the sad passing of Ambrose, may he rest in peace

  56. To all Ambrose’s family. I am so sorry for your loss, and I wish I could carry some of you pain. – Ambrose was a lovely lovely man, funny, easy, full of devilment and with a huge heart. I’m glad I knew him. I am praying for you every second and asking God to bring you some comfort. My deepest condolences to you all. Ambrose, Rest in Eternal Peace.

  57. Dear Mrs. Blaine, dear Blaine family, relatives and friends
    suddenly and unexpectedly…
    … How easily these words cross our lips in everyday life but how difficult it is to carry them in our hearts.
    I wish all of you the necesarry strength and confidence to overcome your painful loss.
    My best wishes
    Go maire sé suaimhneas

  58. Sincere heartfelt condolences to Philo and all the Blaine family on the untimely passing of Ambrose. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

  59. I was lucky enough to have some brilliant adventures with Ambrose all over the world. Funny, charismatic, interesting & interested in everything & everyone – just a few qualities of this unique man.
    Ambrose was always so proud and full of love for his family. My deepest condolences to you all.
    Fly higher Captain and rest in peace ❤️ Tor & James

  60. Dear Ambrose’s family, my heart goes out to you. I ve spent little time with Ambrose, and i have been impressed by his kindness.
    My deepest sympathies.

  61. My condolences to family Blaine,
    I had the pleasure to meet Ambrose on several adventures in aviation during the last years he was a great person to work with. Always pleasant and helpful when needed.
    No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our god. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Rest In Peace Ambrose

  62. Knew you from Dubai, what stories you could tell. So many great times on layovers. Will never be forgotten. My condolences to all. R.I.P my friend.

  63. My dear Ambrose,

    There are no words for what happened. I will always remember you as a sweet, generous, lovely , symphatic, proffessional gentleman and pilot. The nice evenings we, your friends and colleagues, had in Mienyu, Firat and barbecues on your terrace in Istanbul will forever remain in our memories. I will always remember your words “go for it”.
    You were a fantastic person.
    My sincere condolences to Anne, Aoibhin, Niamh and Anna Rose and the rest of the family and friends.
    My appologies for not being able to be there today


  64. Ambrose, I flew many a time to London Heathrow or London Gatwick with you, always a lovely Captain you were and kind to us as well, sometimes popping into the R1 Galley for a quick chat.
    I am sorry to hear of your loss and so saddened for your family.
    Rest well, with your other EK family in the sky May god bless you all

  65. Ambrose was one of a tight band of aviators who lit up dubai for the last 20 plus years!… when he didn’t have a leg in a cast!…and make me work harder!!I was honoured to know him .condolences to the whole family.
    God bless you ambrose

  66. Taken too soon. Thoughts are with Ambrose’s family. May he rest in peace.

  67. Dear Anne, aoibhin, niamh , Anna Rose and Cillian.. I am so saddened to hear of Ambrose’s passing, we had such craic in those early days of Flamingo villas in Dubai. Ambrose was such a character and brought people together. He loved helping people connect..The world has lost a good guy. Deepest sympathies from Debbie, Ian , Rian, Jeremy , Alannah & Jordan ..

  68. Lucky to have known you, rest in peace Ambrose

  69. Ambrose was that rare person who was utterly unique. I have never met anyone who had so much energy and zest for life. Ambrose packed more into his life than five ordinary persons. I list myself amongst those for whom he did a kindness and the list is long. The world is a better place because he was loaned to us.

    My deepest condolences to Anne, Aoibhin, Niamh and Anna Rose.

  70. Ambrose was that rare person who was utterly unique. I have never met anyone who had so much energy and zest for life. Ambrose packed more into his life than five ordinary people. I list myself amongst those for whom he did a kindness and the list is long. The world is a better place because he was loaned to us.

    My deepest condolences to Anne, Aoibhin, Niamh and Anna Rose.

  71. Ciao Ambrose, last time we spoke on the phone I was feeling a big message of hope that everything is going to be allright in Our aviation enviroment; that the nice people we should have all around the world, always optimistic and directing in good manner, we will miss You. Thanks my Friend and Collegue, R.I.P.

  72. I Wish Paradise Welcomes You My Friend . May Your Soul Rest In Peace …. I am sending my deepest condolences to your family…..

  73. My deep condolences to Anne and all the Blaine family. My thoughts are with you. Ambrose was a wonderful friend to me and so many others. My memories of times spent with Ambrose are unique and special. I’ll never forget you my friend. Rest in Peace.

    Chris Watson
    Melbourne, Australia

  74. My deepest sympathy’s to all Ambrose’s family and friends. My he Rest In Peace

  75. Deepest condolences to all the Blaine family on the sudden & tragic loss of Ambrose. May he continue to fly high & watch over you all.

  76. My sincere condolences to the family. May your soul RIP

  77. If angels exist, that angel is called Ambrose. We met Ambrose in Panama when we were on our world tour. Great and experienced motorcyclist who also took a trip to pieces around the world riding his motorcycle. We stayed several days at his home in Istanbul, Turkey, where we enjoyed his friendship, company and his friends who also became our friends. Dedicated friend who, with his vast experience, advised us about our trip, accompanied us and helped us to solve problems. Today Ambrose is gone, in Mexico, the victim of an accident with his motorcycle. He was a pilot, captain and airplane instructor, another great passion of his. This leaves a lot of nostalgia and will never leave our memories. May your last flight be brilliant and exciting, as was your life.
    Your Brasilian friends

  78. From Dublin to Dubai, you were always smiling Ambrose.
    So sad upon hearing that you have taken your last adventure.
    Love and light to your family.
    Your light shine on

  79. I will never ever forget you very hard to believe it .

  80. Dear Anne, Aoibhin, Niamh, Anna Rose and Cillian, and family.
    So very sorry to hear of Ambroses sudden passing. A shock, unimaginable, but so real for you all.
    I’ve read all the messages and tributes and I know they will make you laugh, make you cry, in the days to come. Knowing how much he was loved, his stories, zest for life, will comfort of the saddest of moments.
    Sincerest condolences, remembering Ambrose from my early Dubai days xx

  81. Dear Anne and family, Elena and I were so very shocked and saddened to hear of Ambrose’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences.
    I had the great pleasure of working with Ambrose both privately and at Emirates. Never ever a dull moment! The warmest modern day adventurer you could meet who was wickedly funny and deeply caring of his family. I am sure many glasses across the globe will have been raised in your memory Ambrose, you will be sorely missed.

  82. To The whole family,
    Very sorry and shocked to hear of your loss. Ambrose was always a shining star. Always put his family first. Did my best flights with him, and will never forget my first bike riding lesson with him, in the dessert, behind his house in Dubai. You will be missed my friend

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