Harry F. Duke

January 8, 2018 15 Condolences Print Obituary

1948 - 2018

Our beloved father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the age of 69.

Harry is survived by: his children: Nancy (Craig), Chris (Shauna) and Mary Jane (Fritz); grandchildren: Keith, Abby, Ryland, Kealan and his faithful dog Janet.

Predeceased by his parents William and Margret, sister Marilyn and his brother Bill.

Harry was born September 24 1948 in Regina Saskatchewan. He convocated with a degree in education and taught high school with the Regina Catholic School Board for many years.  During his time there he had a successful coaching career where he won numerous city championships.

In retirement Harry enjoyed spending time with family and continuing his fundraising work with Parkinson’s research, as well as taking on a second career as a property manager and also enjoyed the life of a snowbird in Phoenix Arizona.

A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday January 13, from 2:00 –  4:00PM at the Victoria Club, 1300 Victoria Avenue, Regina Saskatchewan, family and friends are invited to join us to celebrate Harry.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that you donate to the Dr Ali Rajut Endowment for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at ruhf.org or #103 Hospital Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N – 0W8.

  1. You will be forever in our hearts ❤️❤️❤️

  2. We are sending our condolences to Harry’s family. It was a pleasure to have met him and to have shared laughter and good times with him, especially one memorable Thanksgiving dinner at Nancy’s. Our prayers are with you as you say goodbye to an unforgettable man ! Love Wanda and Lynwood ❤❤

  3. Nancy, Craig, Keith, Abby, Losing someone so special to you is hard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time!

  4. Condolences to the family on your loss.

  5. To Nancy, Chris, Mary Jane, your families, and Lois. We are so sad to learn of Harry’s passing. Oh, the great times we had, and all the laughs we shared! They are so memorable. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.
    Thinking of you all with love, Randy (Finn) and Pat.

  6. My sincere condolences to Harry’s family. I have many fond memories of Harry and will miss him dearly. May the memories comfort you at this time and forever.

  7. He was one of a kind. We will miss you Harry and love the legacy of a family and memories that you leave behind.

  8. Thinking of the Duke family at this sad time. Please accept our condolences for the loss of your dad and grandpa.
    The Draper family?.

  9. Dear Nancy, Chris, Mary Jane and families. We were saddened to hear of Harry’s passing last week and very appreciative of Craig’s phone call.
    As I posted on Facebook, a million memories. Friend, fellow teacher, team mate and many years ago Rider season ticket holders. The trips we took to see the Minnesota Twins, several times and camping trips when our kids were young; from Waskesieu to the Black Hills and points in between with other friends. Memories our whole family recalls now and forever.
    The celebrations you organized for everyone for Super Bowls and Grey Cups!
    Sincere condolences to all.
    Hope & Dave Stouse

  10. Harry was a good friend and will always be remembered with a smile. To his family in the future remember him daily and raise a glas or two.

  11. So very sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Our condolences to all the Duke family. Always had such a great time at the Teacher’s club working on the Parkinson’s Curling Classic with him. He will be certainly missed. Joan Woodward and Bud Stewart

  12. A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. I will never forget his kindness. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.

  13. A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul went to heaven, I will never forget his kindness. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.

  14. Nancy, Chris, Mary Jane and family,

    I was very sad to hear about Mr. Duke’s passing. He was so kind to us growing up and contributed to so many great memories of ours, from days at the beach and playing around in the high school gym to teaching us girls how to dive for a football in the backyard. He truly was one of a kind and will be missed. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  15. Just heard of Harry’s passing. Such a sad time for family and friends. I will never forget his humor or his one of a kind laugh, he was a very special person. My deepest sympathy to the Duke family. He will never be forgotten. So long old friend.

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