Morris Duncan

Obituary of Morris Wayne Duncan

Age 66, Dartmouth, Halifax Co., formerly of Campbellton, NB, passed away peacefully and without pain at home to the sound of his favourite song, Mad by Ne-Yo, on Saturday, July 10, 2021, in the hands and unwavering love of his husband, Bill, following a short, but tenacious, battle with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Born October 23, 1954, in Campbellton, Wayne was the son of the late Mackenzie "Mac" and Irene (Hoffen) Duncan. A retired architect, he spent 39 years working at FBM, both as an architect and, later, principal, in Halifax, NS following his graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University and Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the former Nova Scotia Technical College. Wayne lives on through the many buildings he had a hand in creating, with the Halifax Central Library being his pièce de résistance. He was an avid gardener and took great pride in his beautiful and luscious creations at his former homes on Fairbanks Street and Hawthorne Street in Dartmouth. Summers were often spent touring the gardens, wine in hand, at the homes of his friends, Margie and Lyla. Wayne is survived by his husband, William "Bill" (McDuff); fur children, Oaklee, Umbra, Cooper and Lilly; brother, Wendall, St. Stephen, NB; sister, Pamela "Pam", Tide Head, NB; nephew, Jonathan, and great-nephew, Nicholas, both of Fredericton, NB; aunt, Jean (Ed) Goudbout, Nanaimo, BC; cousins, Julie and Sherry Haley, both of Edmonton, AB; and BFF, Margaret "Margie" MacDonald. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his precious fur children, Crash, Carlyle, Furball, Dede, Haley and Colby. The family wishes to express their undying gratitude to Drs. Lownie, Mulroy, MacNeil, Jubenville, Dupere, Flinn, Humphreys and Martell; Mitch Devoe; Devon Hennigar; Marlese Reid; Kristine Zinck; Shannon Janes; Stephanie Francis; Nicole Phinney; Wayne's favourite Personal Care Workers, Wendy and Abdul; Sherri Mills; Lee Meisner and Ogi Lasica (Benoit Electric); B.J. Kennedy, Jay Fisher and Rob Fabiano (Tristar Painting); Deborah Carver and Lindsey Peconi (Studio 21); the French Munn "framily" (Ross, Leanne, Alex, Callum and Connor); Tylor and Michelle McDuff; Charlette Myra and Stuart Lane; Margie MacDonald; Betty Crosby; Tywana "Terri" and Bruce Whitelaw; Catherine Phoenix; Heather Hare; Rianne Springer; Pamela Brennan; Chris and Erin Tretiak; Joeigh Parker; Brittany Hynes; Martin Duguay; Mary Bannister; Shari Wynne; Dawn and Vince Gibbons; Tobi Butt and Tom Elliott; Lesley Carter and Bruce Miller; Jayne Barnstead; George Cotaras and Jane Plant; Alexandra Cross; Karen Smith; Kathy Petite; Helen MacDonald; Amy Wang; Mark Gammon; Victoria Meyer; Shawn Nichols; Nikki Steele; Lyla and Casilda MacLean; Jim Boudreau; Judi Beagan; Maureen Aubut; Margaret Galloway; Jamie Myra, Bridget Maxwell and #mollygrace; Danny and Diana Goodz; Phil Townsend; and Linda Bryant. As per Wayne's wishes, he will be interred at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Details to follow for those he wished to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the SPCA.
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