Duane Lloyd MacDonald was born on October 2, 1936 in Ashcroft, B.C. and passed away on September 2, 2004 in Quesnel, B.C.
A memorial service was held at Clayton’s Funeral Chapel with Pastor Randy Evans officiating. Cremation preceded the service.
Duane was born in Ashcroft and grew up in Clinton, where he lived for almost 30 years.
Duane married Vi on April 5, 1958 and they continued to live in Clinton for another seven years where children Del “Bert” and Maxine were born. The family moved to Prince George where Duane worked at the OK Tire Store for a year. They then moved to Quesnel where he managed the OK Tire Store for 11 years, then went worked at Ernst’s sawmill until arthritis took over.
Duane and his family loved their Sunday drives exploring new roads and fishing. His sense of humor could not be beat.
Duane taught himself to play the drums and he would say “Good music still makes the hair on my neck or my arms stand right up.” He’d also say, “When playing music starts to be work, it’s time to quit.”
Duane will be lovingly remembered by his wife Vi, son Delbert (Daphne), daughter Maxine (Edward), grandson Zackery, sister Judy, aunt Bette, uncle Bill, 9 brothers-in-law, 7 sisters-in-law, and many family members.
Duane was predeceased by his parents Donald and Dora, brother Donnie and sister Joan.
Those wishing to honor Duane’s memory by way of donation may do so to the Arthritis Association, Quesnel Branch.
The family of the late Duane Lloyd MacDonald would like to thank Clayton’s Funeral Home, Pastor Randy Evans, ICU nurses and doctors and all the friends and family who helped in our time of sorrow.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found the peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes, these things too I will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now, He set me free.
Linda Jo Jackson