5 June 1927 – 27 September 2011
John Duck, surrounded by family, died peacefully at the Nanaimo Regional Hospital Tuesday evening. He is survived by his wife Edith, daughter Tina (Peter), three granddaughters, Liza (Ryan), Kyla (Trevor) and Lindsay (Steve), five great-grandchildren, Kate, Max, Jordan, Luke, and Sophia, sister Audrey (Udo) and brother Bill (Wendy), as well as numerous other relatives spread throughout Canada and England. He was predeceased by his son Grant. After raising their family in Kitimat John and Edith retired to Qualicum Beach and as always their primary focus remained family. John’s granddaughters and great-grandchildren were the joy of his life.
He explored Vancouver Island from tip to tip and was a wonderful tour guide for all their visitors from near and far. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Drs. Croome, Booth, Rasiah, Carson and the wonderful staff at the Renal Unit, also to the staff of Emergency, The First Floor, and Palliative Care Unit at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Your care and compassion were greatly appreciated during this difficult period.
To Dr. Weir and the staff at the Home Dialysis Unit of the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, thank you also for your many years of care and support.
A celebration of John’s life will take place at Yates Funeral Home, 1000 Allsbrook Rd in Parksville on Saturday, October 8th at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, 1200 Dufferin Cres Nanaimo, BC V9S 2B7.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.