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