February 24, 1958-April 12, 2021
It is with great sadness we regret to announce the passing of our husband, father, and grandfather “Bubba”. With fond memories, he leaves his wife Margaret (nee Broek), sons Cameron (Katrina) and Burton (Kate),grandsons Austin, Tavis, and Bennett, mother Margaret “Betty”, brother David (Elizabeth), niece Megan (Mike). He is also survived by in-laws John and Gisela Broek, brothers-in-law Herb (Sandra), Helmut (Peggy), John (Bridget), and David, sisters-in-law Rose (Al) Barton, Karen (Cory), Kelly, and families. He is pre-deceased by his father Robert “Bert”, brother Robert “Bob” and brother-in-law Walter Broek.
Paul was born and raised in Winnipeg and spent most of his early life in West Hawk, at the cottage his grandparents built in 1942. Most of his adult life was spent living in Falcon Lake fulfilling a lifelong dream of living at the lake. Paul was always an industrious man, starting work at a very young age. After high school, he became a milkman for Cambridge Dairies, servicing the Whiteshell. In 1977 Paul met the love of his life in Whitemouth and she literally ran away with the milkman. In 1979 they got married and lived outside Whitemouth where Paul worked for one year delivering bulk fuel for the Shell Station in Whitemouth, after which he went to work for Natural Resources at Nutimik Lake as a Trades Helper. In 1986, Paul and Marg moved to Falcon Lake to buy the Shell Station, which they ran for 6 years. In 1993, Paul started his Real Estate career in the Whiteshell, and for 28 years he made a lot of dreams come true. He was heavily involved in the community and sat on the boards of the School Committee, Community Club, Fire Department, Medical Centre, and Chamber of Commerce.
One of Paul’s greatest passions was music. He often used his garage as a venue for music sessions with Cam, Burton, Bert and Dave plus many friends. Said garage doubled as a car wash. If you were visiting the Duncan household, you were guaranteed a clean car upon leaving. He loved taking care of things—“anything could be fixed with WD-40, zip ties, and duct tape”. Paul had a wonderful sense of humour, always finding a way to put a smile on anyone’s face. His greatest joy was spending time with his sons and grandsons, the latter of which could not fall asleep without a spooky story told by Bubba.
The family really appreciates the kind words, all the meals, the gifts, the birthday parade, the help given, and the notice from the city of Las Vegas, Nevada that they now have to file bankruptcy. They no longer got a little change in their pocket, going jing a ling a ling.
We would especially like to thank Dr. Claire Jaeger for her caring and compassion, Dr. Richard Duval, Dr. Dawe (Cancer Care), Dr. Saranchuk (HSC), all the wonderful staff at Cancer Care, all the Palliative Care staff from Steinbach and St. Anne for their care and support.
A private family internment will take place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Paul to Cancer Care Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9, is welcome.
Condolences may be left on Paul’s memorial page at: www.interlakecremation.ca
Arrangements entrusted to: Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services
23 thoughts on “Paul Douglas Duncan”
Heartbroken to hear of Paul’s passing. I first met Paul when he worked for Cambridge Dairies delivering ice cream to my dad’s store in Falcon Lake. It was always a pleasure running into him at Falcon or West Hawk and catching up. My sincere condolences to Marg and the boys, you will have a lot of great memories of him to share.
My heartfelt condolences go to Margaret, their Son’s and All the Family and friends who knew him so well.
Marg and family
So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing.
We enjoyed a lot of good times with you.
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Brian and Ila
‘There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains. “ – unknown
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Barb & George Durston
Our deepest condolences to Margaret and the family. Garth and Susan Christie
Our deepest condolences to Margaret and all of Paul’s Family. If you knew Paul you had a friend for life. Paul was a very caring, funny guy, who always had time to sit and chat with you. May you rest easy Paul.
Harry and Arleen Pluchinski
Sincerest condolences to Margaret and family for loss. Blessings to all.Bernie Palz.
Condolences to you and your family Margaret. You have lost a wonderful man. May he rest in peace.
Condolences to you and your family Margaret. Paul was a wonderful man who made time for all who knew him. May he rest in peace.
So sorry for your loss, Marg and family, extended Duncan and Broek families and friends. RIP Paul.
Our deepest condolences to Marg, Cam, Burton and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I’m sorry for your loss. My condolences. Paul was a good man.
Friendship is a gift we give ourselves, and Paul’s friendship was one of the greatest.
Its hard to talk about Paul in the past because he was so present in our lives. Rest in Peace my friend, we already miss you.
Rick & Michele Hearn
Devastating to hear about your big loss. Have great memories of Paul from our time at Falcon Lake. Always cheery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Marg, Cam and Burton.
Marg, Cam, Burton, and the entire family, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Paul’s life was and is a standard to aspire to. His love of family and zest for life was something to be admired, and he did this with grace.
“EXCLUSIVE LISTING” One of a kind spectacular charmer. The very best Falcon had to offer. Never to be forgotten, family gatherings with plenty of room for friends. Once in a lifetime opportunity filled with fantastic memories!
Cheers Paul, It was a great showing.
Murray, Cheryl & Family
We were so saddened to learn of Paul’s passing. Marg, Cam and Burton, our thoughts are are with you at this difficult time. Paul leaves such a positive memory, his infectious smile, his zest for life, his work ethic and drive to succeed and his ability to make everyone he met feel special. A man who lived life to the fullest…he left no cards on the table. Paul will be missed but his memory will live on with friends and family.
Jim and Lynn Giesbrecht
Our deepest condolences to Margaret, Cam, Burton and Betty. So sorry for your loss.
Alf and Jean Dyck
We were very saddened to hear about Paul’s passing. Sincere condolences to Margaret and the rest of the family.
Connie and Lorne
Our condolences to Margaret and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With deepest sympathy Marg and Family.
Thanks for the Memories Paul.
Rest In Peace.
Sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Our regrets on passing of Paul.. a real gentlemen and will be missed in the community.
Our deepest condolences to Marg and family and to everyone who knew and loved Paul. We knew Paul to be someone with a keen sense of humour and humility who possessed sharp, common-sense insight that was of benefit in any situation. We also much admired his enthusiastic singing and guitar ability. We believe that right now, he’s hammering out a tune on his beat-up flattop, bringing enjoyment and happiness to everyone around! Paul was a blessing to all, and we miss him every day.