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Duncan Rimmer

October 17, 1935 - October 13, 2020


Duncan Victor Rimmer

October 17, 1935 – October 13, 2020

Born in Pine Lake, Alberta Dunc came to the Island as a young man to join his siblings. Over the years he was a jockey, a rodeo rider, a cowboy, a stucco and plasterer and farmer. He worked – and played – hard. When his body began to fail he continued to work around the farm, long after most people have called it quits. A tough, determined man.


Duncan has finally slipped away to a better place. His last few years were horrid, but now he is free. Free from pain, from confusion, from frustration and from anxiety. A man of few words, he found it difficult to express his emotions, but he did dearly love his family, his friends and all the animals that were a part of his life. He is survived by his daughter Christine Rimmer and her sons James and Carl; his many nephews and nieces and his partner of 22 years, Candice.

Words can’t express the gratitude we feel towards Dr. Tom Rimmer for his exceptional care and compassion towards Duncan over the years and to the wonderful staff at Cairnsmore Place who did their best to make Dunc’s life comfortable.

There will be no service or Celebration of life, Dunc will remain in the minds, the hearts and the memories of those who cared for him.



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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jim and Lorraine Jenkins

We were sorry to read of Duncs’ passing. We new him through his brother Merle and of course horses, there was always horses. Dunc was always ready with a story or joke and a smile. Our condolences to his family and friends.

From: John Shiell
Relation: Friend

We shared many laughs over coffee at Tim Hortons. You will be missed.

From: Ann Murphy
Relation: Neighbour

We are so sorry to hear Duncan has passed. Our deepest sympathy to you Candice and family. Ann and Roughan Murphy.

From: Carol-Ann Rolls

Candice and family – May you find comfort in the many memories that remain in your hearts and never pass up the opportunity for a horse snuggle when you need comfort. My sincere condolences

From: Sandy Dunlop
Relation: I was an acquaintance.

I was very sorry to learn of Dunc’s death Candice. While I was never really close I admired his quiet demeanour. He seemed to me to be a gentle man who thought things through before he acted. This may have resulted in him being a very fine horseman. I knew his brother Merle very well many years ago. My thoughts are with you Candice in this very difficult time.

From: Crystal Akerley
Relation: Neice

I love you Uncle. RIP. 🙁

From: Christine Rimmer
Relation: Daughter

I love you dad and I’ll miss you always. You were one of a kind and I’m so thankful you were my dad. I’ll hold many memories close in my heart. You will always be in my heart. You’re free now dad, rest in peace. I love you.

From: Tina Neff
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear about Dunc – had lots of riding time with him, he taught me alot about horses and life, and some fun years with him and his children. He was a good friend to Con as they shared their love of palominos. So sorry for your loss

From: Deb Fielden
Relation: Friend

I am sorry to hear of Dunc’s passing. My sincere condolences to the all of the family. I have great memories of the many Rodeos with Dunc riding Teddy and the great trail rides and laughs as well. Another cowboy rides away

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