DARCY GORDON DUKE
Darcy Duke passed away peacefully on July 31st, 2012, after a long and difficult battle with heart disease and stroke. He was in his favourite chair overlooking Lake Rosseau and surrounded by family.
Darcy is survived by Patricia (Ralph) Duke, his loving wife of 50 years, and their children Diane (Lee) Petty, John (Jill) Duke, David Duke, and their loving grandchildren Kiana, Duke, and Madison.
Darcy grew up in Port Carling, Ontario where his family was well- known for building wooden boats. He attended the University of Toronto, joined the Delta Chi fraternity, and graduated with a law degree from Osgoode Hall in 1962. He became a Specialist in Civil Litigation and spent his entire 40 year career at Hughes, Amys in Toronto. Darcy was very involved in the legal community and the Advocates Society. He was an avid golfer and spent many afternoons on the links at the Islington Golf Club. Darcy also enjoyed travelling, but was most at home in Muskoka, where he came from and where he could watch the sun set from the family cottage.
We would like to thank family physician Dr. Bruce Hickey, cardiologist Dr. Stuart Hutchinson, and the many staff at CCAC, St. Michaels, and the Trillium Health Network that have helped us over the years.
Family and friends may call at the Turner & Porter 'Peel' Funeral Home, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga, (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW), on Thursday, August 2nd from 6-9 p.m. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 3rd. An interment will follow on Saturday, August 4th at 2 p.m. at the Gregory Cemetery on Peninsula Road in Muskoka.
On-line condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca. For those who wish, Darcy would be honoured by your contributions to The Aphasia Institute, 73 Scarsdale Road, Toronto, ON M3B 2R2.
Saturday August 4, 2012
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