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George Duncan

September 8, 1942 - February 19, 2018


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of George James Duncan on February 19, 2018, surrounded by his family.  George is survived by the love of his life, Sylvia, whom  he was married to for almost 53 years, and his children Marlene (Peter) Dhaene, Shelley Butler and Jamie (Barb) Duncan.  He will also be dearly missed by his beloved grandchildren, Curtis, Arabella and Alexander.   George is also survived by his two sisters, Sandy (John) Hook and Barbara (Wayne) Ketch, as well as his lifelong best friends, Ed and Linda Watkin and Ken Ramwell.

George had many things that brought him joy in his life, but the main one was his family.  He was always there to lend a helping hand or give good advice with his vast amount of knowledge about so many different things.  In his retirement he and mom spent countless hours in their garden producing beautiful dahlias that so many in the community have had the opportunity to enjoy over the years.

The family would like to thank Dr. Dan Philippson for his incredible care, kindness and compassion given to George and the family, as well as Dr. Val Masuda and the very special nurses in the Chemotherapy Unit at CDH.   We would also like to say a huge thank you to the amazing family members and friends who have been there for all of us through this difficult journey.  The outpouring of love and support from all of you has been overwhelming and we are so very blessed to have each and every one of you in our lives.

A Celebration of Life will be held for George on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Mellor Hall at 2:00 p.m.

Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration.  The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning, and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation. 


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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: Winnifred Darwin
Relation: Former neighbors & friends.

Our thoughts & prayers are with you & family at this time.

From: Kelly & Greg Dods
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear of George’s passing…Sylvia sending hugs to you and the family

From: Jill (Lendrum) Benwell
Relation: Friend of the family, especially Barb.

So sorry to hear of George’s passing. I have many fond memories of hanging out with the Duncan clan on Chesterfield as a teenager! My mother & I enjoyed stopping by George & Sylvia’s dahlia stand in her later years. My sympathies to everyone❤️

From: Bruce & Sharon Berkey
Relation: friend

Our sincere condolences to the Duncan family. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

From: Larry & Bea Landy
Relation: Friend

He’s going to be missed. We have special memories of George that we will cherish. Sylvia & family we send our love & condolences.

From: Lori Zehr (nee Melissa)
Relation: Family friend

Sylvia, Marlene, Shelley, Jamie, and family… so sorry to hear of George’s passing. I have fond memories of the time we shared at arenas, ballparks, school, and the house, as we were all growing up. George was an involved and active advocate for your family. It’s been many years, but I am certainly thinking of you all during this difficult time.

From: Joyce Chow
Relation: Friend of family

Shelly and family, my sincerest condolences for your loss. Thinking of you.

From: Sue plester

I will repeat what I have already said but need t say again. George was special to chuck Hayden Cullen and I. His amazing smile. Unique wit. His help and caring when chuck and he were both sick. He left a special mark on all of us. I bet he and chuck are sharing somethng together where all the special people go. sorry we won’t be able to attend as we are away in Maui.

From: Tim and Mona Galavan
Relation: I worked with Sylvia for aprox 30 years

Was so saddened to hear of Georges passing. Sending Sylvia, and the family healing hugs..our thoughts are with you all.

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
March 16, 2018
Beginning at 2:00pm

Mellor Hall
7380 Trans Canada Highway
Duncan, BC Canada

7380 Trans Canada Highway
Duncan, BC Canada

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