Obituary for William Duncan

Obituary for William Duncan

Duncan, William “Bill”

With great sadness we share that Bill passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 56 with Donna and David at his side.

Beloved husband of Donna (nee Bronson) Duncan for 17 years.

Supportive and loving father to Greg, Ben Wright (Sara Weber), Lori (Ryan Hunter), Jessica Niereisel (Cory) and David. He will be missed by his grandchildren Evan, Lily and Jaxon. His family was his pride and joy.

Dear brother of Margo Duncan of Toronto and Pat Ostermeier (Bill) of Cambridge.

Bill will be missed by his brother and sisters-in-law, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and many friends.

Predeceased by his parents Calvin and Jessie (nee Walmsley) Duncan.

Bill was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in August 2008 and he did what he did best, continued to live life well; Traveling with family and friends, spending time at the boat with his wife, children and grandchildren, swinging his golf clubs, watching his Leaf’s play and spending time with those that meant the most to him.

If you were considered one of his friends, you were among the lucky ones. With Bill, it was always what you see is what you get. He was supportive, always up for a good time and always ready to go to bat for something he believed in.

He loved all of his 33 years on the Kitchener Fire Department and held the rank of Captain for the past 18. Because of his great friendships on the department, he wasn’t at all bitter that his job would ultimately cost him his life.

He had a sense of humour until the end, even with his health deteriorating so quickly and out of his control. He lived a life that we are all proud of and admire. He was someone who just got life and didn’t take it for granted.

As Bill got closer to the end of his life he shared with us that he thought he was just getting prepared for his next adventure. So for now, we will continue to live out our adventures on Earth and join him someday on a golf course in Heaven.

To honour Bill, please don’t wait until you are retired, to start living a good life. Hold family and friends close and tell them what they mean to you. Take pleasure in the simple things in life and cheer for the Leafs.

Bill’s family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, March 31st, 2011from 7-9p.m., on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 3-3:45 pm at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 519-749-8467.
Funeral service is at 4pm on Saturday, April 2, 2011 in the chapel of the funeral home.
Reception to follow at McCabe's Irish Pub and Grill located at 352 King St W Downtown Kitchener from 5-8 pm.

As expressions of sympathy donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton or to “Our Everyday Heroes” (Kitchener Fire Department Charity for local sick children) would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).




With great sadness we share that Bill passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 56 with Donna and David at his side.

Beloved husband of Donna (nee Bronson) Duncan for 17 years.

Supportive and loving father to Greg, Ben Wright (Sara Weber), Lori (Ryan Hunter), Jessica Niereisel (Cory) and David. He will be missed by his grandchildren Evan, Lily and Jaxon. His family was his pride and joy.

Dear brother of Margo Duncan of Toronto and Pat Ostermeier (Bill) of Cambridge.

Bill will be missed by his brother and sisters-in-law, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and many friends.

Predeceased by his parents Calvin and Jessie (nee Walmsley) Duncan.

Bill was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in August 2008 and he did what he did best, continued to live life well; Traveling with family and friends, spending time at the boat with his wife, children and grandchildren, swinging his golf clubs, watching his Leaf’s play and spending time with those that meant the most to him.

If you were considered one of his friends, you were among the lucky ones. With Bill, it was always what you see is what you get. He was supportive, always up for a good time and always ready to go to bat for something he believed in.

He loved all of his 33 years on the Kitchener Fire Department and held the rank of Captain for the past 18. Because of his great friendships on the department, he wasn’t at all bitter that his job would ultimately cost him his life.

He had a sense of humour until the end, even with his health deteriorating so quickly and out of his control. He lived a life that we are all proud of and admire. He was someone who just got life and didn’t take it for granted.

As Bill got closer to the end of his life he shared with us that he thought he was just getting prepared for his next adventure. So for now, we will continue to live out our adventures on Earth and join him someday on a golf course in Heaven.

To honour Bill, please don’t wait until you are retired, to start living a good life. Hold family and friends close and tell them what they mean to you. Take pleasure in the simple things in life and cheer for the Leafs.

Bill’s family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, March 31st, 2011from 7-9p.m., on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 3-3:45 pm at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 519-749-8467.
Funeral service is at 4pm on Saturday, April 2, 2011 in the chapel of the funeral home.
Reception to follow at McCabe's Irish Pub and Grill located at 352 King St W Downtown Kitchener from 5-8 pm.

As expressions of sympathy donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton or to “Our Everyday Heroes” (Kitchener Fire Department Charity for local sick children) would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).



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