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John Robert Duncan

July 17, 1937 — January 21, 2024

John Robert (Bob) Duncan, 86, of Nepean Ontario, passed away on January 21, 2024.


Bob was born on July 17, 1937, to Thomas Gorrie and Margaret Isabel Duncan in Morden Manitoba. As a young boy Bob grew up on the family farm and attended a one room schoolhouse. He would often tell his children stories about driving a horse drawn sleigh to school in the winter, attending camp in the summer, and hunting in the Fall. After graduating high school, Bob attended the University of Manitoba and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1959.


He then went on to study at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, where he met his wife Sheila. In 1963 Bob graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Bob and Sheila then moved to Dauphin Manitoba where Bob spent 3 years in general practice. It was here they had their first children Paul and Carla.


After a few years, Bob and his family returned to the Ontario Veterinary College where he worked for the Department of Pathology and continued his studies in veterinary medicine. After receiving a Master of Science, Bob went on to study and teach at Cornell University in Ithaca NY, where he received a PhD in 1971. It was during their time at Cornell that Bob and Sheila had their third child Lee.


In 1976 Bob and family returned to Canada where he worked as a research scientist with Agriculture Canada. In 2008 Bob retired and spent his time with family, gardening, cooking, golfing, curling, fishing, playing crib and fretting.


Bob is predeceased by his father Thomas, mother Margaret, sister Jacqueline and brother Allister. Bob is survived by his wife Sheila, son Paul (Karen), daughter Carla (Ro), son Lee, grandchildren Adam, Jacob, Allison, Wyatt and Georgia.


A celebration of life will be held on Saturday April 13th 2024 at the River Lounge, 2259 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa ON, K2E 6Z8 starting at 1:00 pm.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 13, 2024

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2259 Prince of Wales Dr, Nepean, K2E 6Z8

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