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ROBERT DUKE It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Duke, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Deer Lodge Centre, after a lengthy illness with dementia. Bob was born in Kenora, ON, on September 1, 1935. He is survived by sister Evelyn (Ed) Zintel and family, of Humboldt, SK and sister-in-law Lil and family. Predeceased by brother Bill, and parents Walter and Evelyn. Left to mourn Bob's passing are wife Winnie (nee Olecka), children: Doris (John), Bob, Lance (Ramona), Jeff, Daryle (Lori), Evelyn (Mike), Kelly (Bob), Myra, grandchildren: Karolyn (Ken), Jodie, John (Amy), Robbie, Garry, Reena, Candace, Kenny, Leah, Rachel, Alyssa, Wesley, Corey, Breanne, Brenden, great-grandchildren: Jazmyn, Jordyn, Marina. Bob was a retired Winnipeg Transit Operator, and prior, with Canada Post, Deer Lodge Centre, Winnipeg Municipal Hospitals, and Wiley Ambulance. Bob spent countless hours in volunteer service for many organizations and interests: an avid roller-skater, St. James Anglican Church, Pop Warner Football, Transit Bowling League, Law Enforcement Torch Run, St. John Ambulance, Winnipeg Grenadiers, 18 Medical Corp., Senior NCO's, St. James Legion #4, Independent Order of Forresters, Canadian Red Cross blood donor, 85th Cubs and Scouts, Stevenson Band Parents Association, as well as others. The family extends their sincere appreciation to the many staff and physicians at Deer Lodge Centre: T3 and 3W, who cared for Dad so compassionately and with great dedication. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice, or the Alzheimer's Association of Manitoba. Private family interment, after cremation. Please join us in a Celebration of Life Memorial Reception at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Chapel Lawn, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website. Chapel Lawn www.chapellawn.ca 885-9715
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on April 13, 2013
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