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Blair Stanley was the widower of Ruth King, the father of Sara Stanley, and a businessman. His company, Stanley Imports, was based in Montreal. When he was accused of embezzlement, Blair sent Sara to live with her mother's relatives in Avonlea.

BiographyEdit

MarriageEdit

Blair married Ruth King, with whom he had one child, Sara Stanley. The family lived together in Montreal, where he operated his company Stanley Imports. In 1894, Ruth passed away after contracting tuberculosis when Sara was still a toddler. Blair allegedly caused a scene at Ruth's funeral.

Later yearsEdit

In 1903, Blair was accused of embezzlement when his company was "sucked dry". The real culprit was his trusted accountant, Mr. Abernathy, whom promptly disappeared. Blair was put under house arrest, a condition of his bail. To protect Sara from the trial, he took the advice of her nanny, Louisa Banks, and sent her to Avonlea in Prince Edward Island. Blair wanted her to stay with her uncle Alec King, however, she ended up with aunts Hetty and Olivia King.

After the end of the trial, Blair went to Avonlea to retrieve Sara. He set out to leave the next day, wishing to get back and rebuild his company as soon as possible. Blair and Hetty, who felt that he was responsible for Ruth getting sick, began fighting almost immediately. The arguing continued the next day, when Sara went missing. She was eventually located in the barn. Sara then fell out the barn down and sprained her ankle. Blair and Hetty finally ended their feud, being brought together by their love for Sara. It was decided that Sara would stay in Avonlea for a few more months.

The following summer, Blair wrote to Sara asking her to return home to Montreal. She was accompanied by Hetty. Blair went to pick them up at the train station, but missed them by a few minutes. He found them at home, where he received a business call. Blair left to handle the matter, promising to return within the hour. He was inspecting a shipment at the Stanley Imports' warehouse, when a second-story scaffold collapsed and killed him instantly. In his will, he left Sara in the care of her nanny.

PersonalityEdit

Blair was a workaholic, constantly handling his business matters. He was unable to spend much time with Sara because of this. Nonetheless, Blair loved his daughter and kept in frequent contact with her when she went to Avonlea. He was also noted as being stubborn and did not seem to care much what others thought of him or his actions.

Physical appearanceEdit

EtymologyEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

Portrayal

Trivia

  • The 2012 version of the official Road to Avonlea website describes Blair Stanley as the father of Sara Stanley and husband of the late Ruth King. Blair was a successful businessman from Montreal where he and Ruth first settled down to have a child. However, tragedy struck when Ruth passed away from tuberculosis and Blair was left to raise the infant Sara on his own.[1]

GalleryEdit

Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 3 images of Blair Stanley (view category).

AppearancesEdit

Season 1 (Road to Avonlea)

Season 2 (Road to Avonlea)

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

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