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McPHERSON, Duncan Scott

April 9, 1924 – January 24, 2012

Duncan McPherson of Calgary passed away while visiting friends in Kelowna on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the age of 87 years.

Duncan was born and raised in Dinsmore, SK. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan as a Pharmacist. While working in Edmonton he met and married Eleanor Douglas and their daughter Norie was born in 1952. They returned to Dinsmore where Duncan became the Pharmacist, Postmaster and Fire Chief. They then moved to Regina for Norie to attend high school while Duncan worked in the health care industry for the government of Saskatchewan. Upon his retirement they followed Norie to Calgary where she worked in advertising for television and radio. Duncan continued to maintain contact with his pharmacy colleagues. He was a die hard Roughrider’s fan and was even featured in the Calgary Herald as a Roughrider Octogenarian and was also a member of the Shriner’s. Duncan will be fondly remembered for his storytelling, practical jokes and his love of cribbage.

Duncan is survived by sisters-in-law, Vivienne Douglas and Yvette McPherson; nieces, nephews, cousins and his extended family at Garrison Woods Manor. He was predeceased by his wife Eleanor McPherson; his daughter Norie McPherson; his parents Eleanor and Peter McPherson and twin brothers, Lyle and Laurie.

A Gathering celebrating Duncan’s life will be held at Garrison Woods Manor at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Duncan McPherson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Joan Dollar(nee Truitt) :

    Norie, I am so sorry to read about your Dad! I have many fond memories of your parents with mine in Regina (Howard and Jean) Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time

    Joan Dollar

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  2. Monica Kreiter (James) :

    My Dad, Charlie James,spoke of your Dad and Mother when I was growing up as he owned the drugstore in Elrose when your parents were in Dinsmore.I think they were possibly in the same year in Pharmacy at U of S.He was also friends with your Dad’s brother Lyle as well. My Father has since passed away but if he were here today I think he would have extended his condolences. My thoughts are with you. Monica

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  3. Bob and Marilyn Nixon :

    My Mom and Dad (Dorothy and Jim Nixon) had many fond memories of visits and Shrine events in Regina with Dunc and Eleanor. They were truely a delightful couple.

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  4. Susan Eslinger (Miller) :

    Our family was fortunate to have Duncan as part of our extended family. My parents,Len and Iris,always enjoyed visting and playing bridge with Duncan.

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  5. Penny Jennett :

    I wish to extend my sincerest sympathy to the McPherson Family and extended Family at this time. I was friends of the McPherson Family for years, and so appreciated their kindness and caring thoughts throughout the years.

    Penny Jennett

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  6. Don and Nell Jacques :

    To the family of Duncan.
    We met Duncan when we moved into Manor Village last April. We enjoyed his company very much……joking about the Rough Riders…..talking about his early Pharmacy years etc.
    A nice man, and he will be missed by all his friends at The Manor Village. Our sincere condolences to the family.

    Don and Nell Jacques
    Manor Village

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  7. Elaine Stechisen (Curran) :

    My Mom and Dad (Stephen and Eveleyn Curran)spent many fun times with Dunc and Eleanor over the years. Norie and my sister Linda were best of friends for many years. They were a wonderful family and great friends! We all have fond memories of our family get togethers. Eveleyn, Caeter, Elaine, Linda and Trudy.

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