February 25, 1926 – Belfast, N. Ireland
May 1, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Frank Duff went to be with his savior, the Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Frank was born and raised in Belfast, N. Ireland. He graduated from the Queen’s University of Belfast as a medical doctor in December 1948. After further training in Belfast and the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston he obtained his FRCS in 1959. He married Anne Elwood in 1955 and they immigrated to Canada in 1959. He worked as a resident in general surgery at the Colonel Belcher Hospital until obtaining his FRCS Canada in 1960. He practiced surgery in Calgary for 31 years, initially at the General and Holy Cross Hospitals, and later at the Rockyview where he was chief of staff from 1974-1975. In 1966 when Foothills Hospital opened he joined the staff and worked there for the rest of his career, also teaching on the faculty of the University of Calgary. Frank was a life-long scholar, returning to university as a student after he retired. He was a faithful member of Bethany Chapel for 54 years.
He leaves to mourn his loss his devoted wife Anne and his children Janet (Jeff) Greenman, Stephen, Graham (Jennifer) and grandchildren Athena, Emily, Andrew, Liam and Riley. He is also survived by his sister Agnes in N. Ireland. He was predeceased by his son David in 2003, his parents and four siblings.
A Memorial Service will be held at Bethany Chapel (3333 Richardson Way SW, Calgary, AB) on Saturday May 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan, 5704-11 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2K 5P3 Telephone: 1-888-482-4253, www.gideons.ca. Special thanks to Dr. Verbeek, Sandra, and the staff and sisters at the Father Lacombe Care Centre for their excellent compassionate care for the past three years.
In living memory of Frank Duff, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences