A lifetime resident of the area, Duane Gore of Glen Becker passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. He was 81.
Duane was born in Dundela, on November 30, 1933, to his parents Morris and Mary Gore (nee Lewis).
On August 1, 1965, in Morrisburg he married Edith Merkley and together they celebrated over 50 years of marriage.
Duane loved to dance, and he liked to talk about the Good Old Days and the barn dances that he attended. There were many stories over the years.
Duane loved his family unconditionally. They could call him any time of the day or night and he was always there for them. He loved spending time with his son Duane Jr., the two tinkering with cars, tractors or whatever they found.
Poppy loved to take his grandsons on their yearly fishing trips to Burritts Rapids and there were many stories of “The Big One Got Away Again”.
Duane had a huge passion for horse racing, and he liked to go for long drives on the weekends. It was an honor for his family to have Duane as their husband, father and poppy.
Duane is survived by his wife Edith; his children Gloria Murphy (Jim) of Glen Stewart and Duane Jr. (Donna) of Elma; his siblings Malcolm Gore (Darlene) of Ingleside and Audrey McCooeye of Ottawa.
Duane will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Anthony (Ashley), Thomas (Morgan), Michael, Melanie, Mary, Marc, Ryan, Jessica and by his great-grandchildren Remington, Timothy, Abigail, Brylen, Gauge, Emmett, Jaymi-Lee, Dion and Taylin. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Morris and Mary, his sister Isobel Gore, his brother Pat and his granddaughter April.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There was no formal funeral service.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.