It is with great sadness that the family announces the loss of Marcel Duke, who passed away at home, surrounded by loving family, after a brief illness on October 31, 2017. Beloved husband of Elaine (née Silver). Loving father of Kevin (Stephanie) Duke, Krista Duke (Robert Kinch), and Kim Duke (Jeremy Embleton). Devoted grandfather of Michaela & Sarah Duke, Maegan Cooper, and Avery & Mason Dicks. Marcel is survived by his sister Année (Maurice) Lyrette, and her daughter, Rachelle.
In Marcel's early years he was an active and enthusiastic member of the Kapuskasing Maroons and the St. Mary's Lincolns hockey teams. His love of hockey endured throughout his life and as an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Marcel loved to tease his grandsons for their devotion to the Montreal Canadiens. Marcel had a wonderful sense of humour and was well known for his jokes. He loved to pick blueberries in the warm summer months and he loved playing BINGO at the Timmins Gaming Centre, but above all, Marcel loved his family. Donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
The family will receive friends for a visitation on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:00AM, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00AM at Stinson Funeral Home, 100 Bruce Avenue, South Porcupine, (705) 235-2900.
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