ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Gordon Duncan. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Emily Brown on April 26, 2021
In January 1980 we moved to Ardrossan and were pleasantly surprised when we met our wonderful neighbors across the road -
Gord & Joyce
We soon became good friends - even though our puppy occasionally stole a shoe and brought it home for a chew toy

Gord’s automotive business enabled him to meet many people in the neighborhood and he was well liked and respected.

We shared many a glass of Gord’s great homemade wine and have precious memories of much laughter at his endless stories and jokes. We loved the singing phone calls. Our family will miss him dearly

“If you hold me tight, all the way home I’ll be warm”

Garry & Emily
Shauna, Garett & family
Amanda, Brad & family
Cory & Cassie
Posted by Doug Erickson on April 25, 2021
Gordon was my brother-in-law, for which I am thankful. He had many good qualities that I admired in him. The first outstanding one was his patience. The type of work that he did, auto body repair, required working without getting anxious or frustrated. We enjoyed comparing the experiences we had working in different dealerships. He was a good listener and we were on the same wave-length understanding each other, sometimes without finishing a sentence.

His long-suffering was truly evident and most appreciated during my sisters illness. Joyce may be upset but Gord eased her through it. He never showed impatience or frustration. He was always supportive of her and would help her with her schemes. One we witnessed was the attempt at raising goats.

When visiting he would ask me about companies in Ontario because he was investing in them. It turned out that he knew more about them than I did. He was very well-read and was aware of what was happening nationally and internationally.

We enjoyed many good cribbage games. He could play for amusement or for higher stakes. His self control and self discipline were evident in the casinos. Gord controlled his spending by setting an annual budget and sticking to it. There was never a danger that he would follow the path of gamblers who bet it all. As well his business dealings were fair, honest, and reliable.

Visiting with him in person or on the phone was always a pleasure. He would have a joke to share or a song to sing. In fact he called us just before he went to the hospital and even sang a song to Carol. He often called and kept in touch with a poem or song. Gord and Joyce always welcomed us as we visited family and gave us a place to stay.

We already miss his phone calls.

With reverence

Doug and Carol
Posted by Doug Erickson on April 23, 2021
Gordon was my brother-in-law, for which I am thankful. He had many good qualities that I admired in him. The first outstanding one was his patience. The type of work that he did, auto body repair, required working without getting anxious or frustrated. We enjoyed comparing the experiences we had working in different dealerships. He was a good listener and we were on the same wave-length understanding each other, sometimes without finishing a sentence.

His long-suffering was truly evident and most appreciated during my sisters illness. Joyce may be upset but Gord eased her through it. He never showed impatience or frustration. He was always supportive of her and would help her with her schemes. One we witnessed was the attempt at raising goats.

When visiting he would ask me about companies in Ontario because he was investing in them. It turned out that he knew more about them than I did. He was very well-read and was aware of what was happening nationally and internationally.

We enjoyed many good cribbage games. He could play for amusement or for higher stakes. His self control and self discipline were evident in the casinos. Gord controlled his spending by setting an annual budget and sticking to it. There was never a danger that he would follow the path of gamblers who bet it all. As well his business dealings were fair, honest, and reliable.

Visiting with him in person or on the phone was always a pleasure. He would have a joke to share or a song to sing. In fact he called us just before he went to the hospital and even sang a song to Carol. He often called and kept in touch. Gord and Joyce always welcomed us as we visited family and gave us a place to stay.

We already miss his phone calls.

With reverence

Doug and Carol
Posted by Deb Comrie on April 19, 2021
On March 21st, 2021, Gordon Oliver Duncan passed away after a short illness. He lived 90 remarkable years, filled with much laughter and love. It has been said that one can look at life as a glass half full or a glass half empty but for Gordon there was no half glass of anything. He lived his life completely full, filled to the brim with stories and jokes, poems and songs. His signature smile will never be forgotten, his thoughtfulness always remembered. 

Gordon and his beloved wife Joyce raised their family in Edmonton before moving to Ardrossan, Alberta, surrounded by pine trees, wild Alberta roses and the beauty of the four seasons. They owned and operated Ardrossan Auto Salvage for many years, becoming friends with many customers. His family finds much comfort in the memories of yearly summer vacations with Grandpa and Grandma and Christmas gatherings in San Diego. Gordon is lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his daughter Debra (Fred) Comrie, his grandchildren Lisa (Greg) Gibson, Richard (Lynnae) Comrie, Daniel (Mary) Comrie, Jill Comrie and Matthew Comrie. He was blessed with eight great grandchildren, Gavin, Grace, Landon, Kira, Ryder, Claire, Boone and Sienna.

Gordon is also survived by his sister Jean (Allen) Williams, his brother-in-law Douglas (Carol) Erickson and many extended family members and friends. He is predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Joyce, his son Craig Duncan, his grandson Brian Comrie, his parents Gordon and Mary Duncan and his siblings, Joe Duncan, Bob Duncan, Helen Hawkes, Isobel Debitt and Florence Duncan. 
Gordon had a special place in his heart for his nieces, Marcia (Graham) Links and Monika Hawkes and his late nephew Michael (Suzanne) Hawkes. 

Special thanks to Gary and Emily Brown and their family, all of Ardrossan, for their devoted friendship of many, many years. Thank you to Dr. Collins and the nursing staff at the University of Alberta Hospital for their compassionate care.

A family Celebration of Life will be held on May 2, 2021 in San Diego, Ca.

He was a best friend to many rescue dogs over the years.
If desired, donations can be made to Second Chance Rescue Society.
www.scarscare.ca

“It’s just a little street, where old friends meet and treat you in the same old way.” 

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Posted by Emily Brown on April 26, 2021
In January 1980 we moved to Ardrossan and were pleasantly surprised when we met our wonderful neighbors across the road -
Gord & Joyce
We soon became good friends - even though our puppy occasionally stole a shoe and brought it home for a chew toy

Gord’s automotive business enabled him to meet many people in the neighborhood and he was well liked and respected.

We shared many a glass of Gord’s great homemade wine and have precious memories of much laughter at his endless stories and jokes. We loved the singing phone calls. Our family will miss him dearly

“If you hold me tight, all the way home I’ll be warm”

Garry & Emily
Shauna, Garett & family
Amanda, Brad & family
Cory & Cassie
Posted by Doug Erickson on April 25, 2021
Gordon was my brother-in-law, for which I am thankful. He had many good qualities that I admired in him. The first outstanding one was his patience. The type of work that he did, auto body repair, required working without getting anxious or frustrated. We enjoyed comparing the experiences we had working in different dealerships. He was a good listener and we were on the same wave-length understanding each other, sometimes without finishing a sentence.

His long-suffering was truly evident and most appreciated during my sisters illness. Joyce may be upset but Gord eased her through it. He never showed impatience or frustration. He was always supportive of her and would help her with her schemes. One we witnessed was the attempt at raising goats.

When visiting he would ask me about companies in Ontario because he was investing in them. It turned out that he knew more about them than I did. He was very well-read and was aware of what was happening nationally and internationally.

We enjoyed many good cribbage games. He could play for amusement or for higher stakes. His self control and self discipline were evident in the casinos. Gord controlled his spending by setting an annual budget and sticking to it. There was never a danger that he would follow the path of gamblers who bet it all. As well his business dealings were fair, honest, and reliable.

Visiting with him in person or on the phone was always a pleasure. He would have a joke to share or a song to sing. In fact he called us just before he went to the hospital and even sang a song to Carol. He often called and kept in touch with a poem or song. Gord and Joyce always welcomed us as we visited family and gave us a place to stay.

We already miss his phone calls.

With reverence

Doug and Carol
Posted by Doug Erickson on April 23, 2021
Gordon was my brother-in-law, for which I am thankful. He had many good qualities that I admired in him. The first outstanding one was his patience. The type of work that he did, auto body repair, required working without getting anxious or frustrated. We enjoyed comparing the experiences we had working in different dealerships. He was a good listener and we were on the same wave-length understanding each other, sometimes without finishing a sentence.

His long-suffering was truly evident and most appreciated during my sisters illness. Joyce may be upset but Gord eased her through it. He never showed impatience or frustration. He was always supportive of her and would help her with her schemes. One we witnessed was the attempt at raising goats.

When visiting he would ask me about companies in Ontario because he was investing in them. It turned out that he knew more about them than I did. He was very well-read and was aware of what was happening nationally and internationally.

We enjoyed many good cribbage games. He could play for amusement or for higher stakes. His self control and self discipline were evident in the casinos. Gord controlled his spending by setting an annual budget and sticking to it. There was never a danger that he would follow the path of gamblers who bet it all. As well his business dealings were fair, honest, and reliable.

Visiting with him in person or on the phone was always a pleasure. He would have a joke to share or a song to sing. In fact he called us just before he went to the hospital and even sang a song to Carol. He often called and kept in touch. Gord and Joyce always welcomed us as we visited family and gave us a place to stay.

We already miss his phone calls.

With reverence

Doug and Carol
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