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Alex Duncan

December 20, 1936 - September 3, 2015


On Thursday, September 3, Alexander Scott Duncan succumbed to a lengthy illness at age 78.

He was predeceased by his parents Art and Rose Duncan, brothers Lauren and James Duncan, sisters Marie Duncan, Joyce (Jim) Brindley, Marion (John) Hendricks and Nelda (James) Bechdoldt and twin sons Lloyd and Lyle Duncan.

He will forever be loved and remembered by his wife of 59 years, Lea Duncan.

Also his children: Cindy (Mal) Bearman, Debbie (Dannie) Charlton, Mark (Barb) Duncan, Penny (Doug) Scoones and Wade (Gwyen) Duncan and many grandchildren and great grandchildren; his siblings: Liz (Ken) Conniff, Fran (Terry) Diset, Lois Duncan and Tom Duncan.

Alex was born in Oliver and remained a lifelong South Okanagan resident. He was known for his carpentry work, constructing schools throughout the province during the 1950’s building boom. Several residential homes in the area are a tribute to his skills. He also worked as a welder at Trumps and later in life at Brenda Mines. Although he was a talented tradesman he spent most of his working life as an orchardist on Black Sage Road, farming 40 acres while he and Lea raised their family. The family has fond memories of spring bonfires with tree prunings, summer evenings swimming in the river and fall apple harvests.

Alex had a way with animals. He enjoyed horses in his younger days and often had a dog at his side on the farm. He enjoyed hiking and hunting and knew his way around the local terrain. The Okanagan Valley was his home and his family was his greatest joy.

We took our vows together

Said “’Til death do us part”

But when God came and took your hand

My whole world fell apart.

No one knows the heartache


Only God knows how many times

I’ve broken down and cried.

When I look back upon our lives

One of the things that made me glad,

Is that you chose me to share with you

The precious years we had.

Thank you to Dr. J. Robertson and to the staff at Moog & Friends Hospice House for your care and kindness.

As per personal request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Moog and Friends Hospice House in Penticton. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting



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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Norm and Shirley Houle
Relation: Friends

Sending our love and hugs to you all. Xoxoxoxo

From: Louise Krekic
Relation: business

Please accept my sympathy regards your dad’ passing, hope that God will give you strength to cope. Thinking of you at this hard time, all the best from Louise from Louise’s Bridal Fashions.

From: Darrell Fehr and Neil Seidler
Relation: worked with Lee

We are so sorry for your loss Lee. Condolences to you and your family.

From: Allan and Marilyn Mathieson
Relation: neighbours long ago

So sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to the family from your old neighbours on number 9 road way back in 1967.

From: Terry & Marlene Bolenback
Relation: Friends

Lea, Cindy, Debbie, Mark, Penny, Wade & Families. We were deeply saddened to read of the passing of Alex. I have so many found memories of the time I spent at your home with Debbie and Alex sense of humor. We had many great times and will care those memories for ever. We are sending our condolences with many ((HUGS)) to all of you. I know you all have wonderful memories of this wonderful man. Love Marlene & Terry

From: Patt Vermiere
Relation: Friend and working acquaintance

Sorry for your loss. Condolences to all the family especially Tom and Wade who I also worked with. He was a lovely person to know. He always had a smile.

From: Ann Foltyn (Nunes)
Relation: Went to school with Penny

To Penny and Family
So sorry to hear the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ann Foltyn (Nunes)

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Moog & Friends Hospice House, 1701 Government Street,  Penticton, BC V2A 8J7. 

Thank You Notice

Thank you to Dr. J. Robertson and to the staff at Moog & Friends Hospice House for your care and kindness. 

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