Born In: Bay St. Lawrence
Born: June 9th, 1928
Passed in: Oromocto, Canada
Passed on: March 22nd, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Duncan MacPherson announces his sudden death at the Oromocto Public Hospital on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the age of 87.
Born in Bay St. Lawrence, N.S., on June 9, 1928, he was the husband of Christena (MacIsaac) MacPherson of Oromocto, N.B.
In addition to his wife, Christena, Duncan leaves behind his sons, Bryan MacPherson (Sandra Lucy) of Cobourg, ON, Dennis MacPherson (Darlene) and Sheldon MacPherson of Oromocto, NB; daughters, Debbie Stevens of Fredericton, NB, Norma MacPherson of Geary, NB, and Doline Bobbitt (Steve) of Burton, NB; grandchildren, Dawn, Jennifer, Erin, Christy and Darren; great-grandchildren, Harmony, Henry, Elam, Reese and Olivia; brothers, Gilbert Rod MacDonald of Sydney, NS and Angus Carleton MacDonald of ON; sister, Wilma Menzie of Sydney, NS.
Duncan was predeceased by his parents, Norman and Dolenia (MacLean) MacPherson; brothers, Jack MacPherson, Norman J. MacPherson and Stewart MacPherson; son-in-law, Brian Stevens; daughter-in-law, Cathy MacPherson.
Duncan began his career as a lineman for the NS Power Commission, leaving after seven years to join the Canadian Armed Forces at Base Gagetown. During his 15 years in the CAF he served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons as a tank driver and spent time overseas including a six-month tour for the UN in Cyprus. He spent the final 15 years of his working life as a painter for the Department of National Defence. Duncan will be dearly missed by his family who will remember him as a caring and devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed cheating his grandchildren at cards.
There will be no visitation at Duncan’s request. A private service for family will be held at a later date.
For those who wish, donations in Duncan’s memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Oromocto SPCA.
Online condolences can be made at www.oromoctofh.com, 506-357-5100.