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DUNCAN, Sandra

July 11, 1947 – Sudbury, Ontario
September 24, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Sandra Duncan passed away suddenly in her home on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the age of 71 years. Sandra was born in Sudbury, Ontario on July 11, 1947 to her parents, Barbara and Hawley Duncan, and was raised in Thompson, Manitoba with her six siblings.

Throughout her life, Sandra exceled at many roles: small business owner, various senior management positions, and realtor. She believed in life long learning and, as a mature student, earned a BA in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan in 1992 and an MBA from Athabasca University in 2003.

Sandra was an active volunteer in her community. In recent years, she volunteered her time as a Team Manager with Hockey Calgary. In the past, she volunteered for many years with the Rotary Club of Canada, served on the board of her condo association, and fostered homeless dogs. When she was younger, she enjoyed many sports, including gymnastics and curling. Later in life, she loved to walk in Nose Hill Park with her dog, Bella, and spend time with her grandson, Tom.

Sandra was a loving and compassionate mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

Sandra is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lorna Klose and David Carley of Calgary; grandson, Tom Carley of Calgary; siblings and their partners, David and Vi Duncan of Fruitvale, Jackie and Rene Nault of Quesnel, Barbara and Bob Tustin of Parksville, Craig and Bernie Duncan of Parksville, and Stuart and Debbie Duncan of St. Lazare. Sandra was predeceased by her brother Timothy Duncan and her parents, Barbara and Hawley Duncan.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, AB), on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of Sandra Duncan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Sandra’s passing. It is years since I have seen her and/or most of your family. However the last few years we have connected on Facebook and messaged each other back and forth quite frequently which I thought was neat since we hadn’t seen each other in so long. It is quite a shock as it is just over a week ago that we talked. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We will be making a donation to the Heart & Stroke Association in Sandra’s memory. Janet & Eldon Cubitt (Dorothy Duncan’s daughter)

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  2. Colleen Robertson :

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time.

    Love Colleen and Keith Robertson and family (Aunt Dorothy’s daughter)

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  3. So sorry for your loss. I remember when you lived behind our house when we first lived in Thompson in 1961.

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  4. So Sorry for the Loss of Sandra – My Husband Malcolm and I live in Edmonton & when we went to Calgary we would Visit Her. We Planned to See Her in October and Go Out For Dinner. We Kept in Touch Also on Facebook. She Recently Messaged to ask a Question with Our DNA/Family Tree. She will be Missed & She Had Many Talents & She was Warm & Kind & Loving. Malcolm & I will Truly Miss Her. Such A Difficult Time For Her Family. She Spoke Many Times About how She Loved Her Grandson Tom. Our Prayers Go Out To Her Family & Love. Her Cousin!! Daughter Of My Father’s name is Jack Duncan & Barbara Duncan My Mom who Recently Passed.

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  5. What a sweet person she was. We will really miss her in our office.

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  6. Lorna,

    I was so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I hope that the good times you had together will be of comfort to you.

    Thank you for being such a good friend to Karen.

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  7. Sending sympathies to Craig & Bernie and family

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  8. So shocked to hear of Sandra’s passing! Please accept my heartfelt sympathy!

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  9. My heart just sank when I read this. Unbelievable. So sad to hear. Sincere condolences to the Duncan family.

    Dennis and Judy Pearce (Burnett)

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  10. My sincere condolences to all of the family.

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  11. I am so very sorry to hear of Sandra’s passing especially at such a young age. We were childhood friends and neighbours in Lively and I remember being very sad the day she moved to Thompson. Years later, we reconnected on Facebook when our mutual friend Laurie passed. My condolences to all her family. May she Rest In Peace.

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  12. so sorry for your loss my prayers and thoughts are with your family. I worked with her at scenic acres a long time ago and she was an amazing person and was there for everyone when someone needed something. she was a very caring and thoughtful person.

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  13. Lorna & Family
    Deepest condolences to the entire family. Fond memories of your mom when all of us were growing up on James Street & going to her shop at The Plaza. Take care
    Rhonda

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  14. Connie Tennison nee Campbell :

    We are shocked and saddened to hear that Sandra has passed away.
    She will be remembered for her caring and giving ways.
    We are going to be away so will not be able to attend the service.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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  15. Susan ( Henderson) Wilding :

    So sorry to hear about Sandra’s passing, even though I hadn’t seen her in years, I enjoyed the social media contact with the Pioneers of Thompson group.

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  16. I am so saddened to hear of Sandra’s passing. She and I went to school together as did Dena and my son, Mike, in Thompson and we reconnected quite some years ago. I know she loved her family and Lorna dearly.
    She will be missed and I send my deepest condolences to her family.

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  17. I’m saddened to hear of Sandra’s passing. I knew her from Thompson and we shared stories and laughter on Facebook for many years. My sincere condolences to the family.

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  18. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Alan Tennant, CEO on behalf of CREB® board of directors, members and staff. A donation to the CREB® Charitable Foundation will be made on their behalf.

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  19. The Calgary Royals Athletic Association is extremely saddened to hear of Sandra’s passing. She has been a dedicated and well respected member of our hockey family. Her presence will be sorely missed by all the players, coaches, executives and their families.

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  20. Arlene B Chaychuk :

    My condolences to the family & friends

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  21. Theresa Rushfeldt :

    So sorry to hear of your loss… Sending my sincere condolences my to her Family I had the pleasure of knowing Sandra as I began my journey as a health care aid at Scenic Acres! She was a lovely, caring person who was always there if you needed anything! She will be missed dearly by all who knew her

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  22. Lance and Leanne Reinheimer :

    Our condolences to the family

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  23. Our deepest sympathies to Sandra’s family. Cheryl (White) Burdeny and Terry White also from Lively, Ontario and Thompson, Manitoba.

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  24. So sorry for your loss. The Duncan family and ours, the Kalika family, grew up together in Thompson. It is so sad to hear of Sandra’s passing. My sincere condolences to you all.

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  25. So sorry to hear that Sandra passed far too young. TheDuncan and Fenske families were very close take Lorna and hold on to all the good memories Mary Fenske

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  26. Cheryl (Maltby) Annand :

    Shocked to hear of Sandra’s passing. We were schoolmates in Thompson and reconnected after a reunion early in this century. My condolences to her daughter and husband and her very special grandson. May she rest in peace.

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  27. My heartfelt sympathy over your loss. Often times I thought I would get in touch with Sandra & we could get together, but one always thinks there’s time.
    Sandra passed away on my 75th birthday. I live just a hundred miles south of Calgary and have been debating about attending the service, but I would no longer know anyone there,and no one would likely remember me. We left Thompson in 1975. Lived on the corner of Riverside & Nickel.

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  28. To the Duncan Clan, my deepest sympathies for the lose of your sister. Barb please contact me soon as you are able. Don

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  29. I am sorry to hear of Sandra’s passing. My condolences to her family- my neighbors for many memorable years.

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  30. Lynn & Bill Langin :

    Lynn and I offer you our sincere condolences and our prays for the family. We have such fond memories of Sandra and had opportunity to visit her in Calgary. She will be missed!!!

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  31. Sorry to hear of Sandra’s sudden passing. Condolences to all of the Duncan clan. Our thoughts are with you.

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  32. Volker Beckmann :

    Shocked and saddened to hear this. Sandra and I were school mates in a new school in Thompson in the 60s. Many great and fun memories of those special times. I don’t know all the family but my sincere condolences and best wishes. It’s sad to realize our Thompson Pioneer friends are leaving us. 🙁

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  33. Carrol Thompson :

    So sorry to hear the sad news about Sandra. My condolence to you Lorna and your families

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  34. I’m so sorry Lorna. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m sad to say I will be out of town on Thursday. I will be thinking of you.

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  35. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  36. Bev Watson (Rogers) :

    Sorry to hear about Sandra’s passing. I also am from Thompson and knew the Duncan family well growing up in the Westwood area. My deepest condolences to the Duncan family and my hope is the precious memories will give you some comfort at this difficult time.

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  37. Terry Jones Portelance :

    So sorry to hear this sad news. I too went to school with Sandra in Thompson. My condolences to her family.

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  38. Very shocked to hear of your Mom’s passing. Sandra was a huge influence on me when I got my License as a Realtor and was such a joy to call a Friend. So glad we were able to get together last month for lunch. My heart goes out to your Family.

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  39. It was a shock to hear that our friend Sandra. She was a friend to all. My sincere condolences to the family.

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  40. Brenda Eakes (Sirman) :

    Thoughts & Prayers are with all the Duncan family. May all the great memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

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  41. Kathy Priestley Emslie :

    My condolences to the Duncan family.

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  42. Kelly (Harber) Hause :

    Lorna, I am so very sorry for your loss!!! I have so many amazingly wonderful memories of your mom and all of the wonderful times we all had together. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Much love and hugs to you and your family ❤️

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  43. Cathy And Dale Peters :

    Sandra’s family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Sandra was a very dear and close friend. One of the first people we meet when moving to Calgary over 20 years ago. Will miss
    her long gab sessions on the phone and our lunch meetings. Will miss her.
    Hold her memories dear to your hearts.

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  44. We are so shocked and saddened by Sandra’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So many precious memories of our times growing up in Thompson. Big hugs❤️

    Jack Sangster
    Keith & Brenda Redman

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  45. Martha (Harley) Maxfield :

    So sorry to hear this news. We lived beside the Duncans in Thompson on Juniper Drive in the early days in Thompson. Condolences to the family.

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  46. Sonia Skwarchuk Sawatzky :

    My deepest sympathy going out to Lorna, David and tom, also to her brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and extended families. We will all miss her jouyous laughter and her friendly personality. RIP Sandra

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  47. My mother, Noreen Lindsay, once told me that, to express condolences during a time of loss of a loved one, the Irish have a saying. “I’m sorry for your troubles.” And so, for those of you grieving the loss of Sandra, a wonderful woman in so many ways, I add my tears and grief to yours and offer her friends and her family, especially Lorna, my most sincere condolences. I am so very sorry for your troubles.
    All my love – forever and always Lorns,
    Norah

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  48. In befalf my Mother and Father (Ken & Rita) and my brother (Gary) and our families we offer sincere condolences to the Ducan family on your loss. Sandra and her siblings were our neighbors across the street in the early 60’s on Hemlock Crescent in Thompson, Manitoba. She was a very community minded individual both while she was in Thompson and Calgary! You are in our prayers during this sad time. Hugs to all of you!

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  49. My dear Lorna- my heart goes out to you my friend. I am so sorry to hear about your mom- she was much too young to pass. I can only imagine how difficult this is for you and your family. I’m sending you the biggest hug. I’m only a phone call away- miss you and sending you love Deb Flegel (Bullied)

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  50. Lloyd and Margaret White :

    Lorna – We were so saddened to hear that your Mom had passed away. It is extremely difficult to lose a loved one so suddenly and unexpectantly. We have wonderful memories of your Mom especially when we were all involved with the diving club. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs from Margaret and Lloyd White

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  51. Sue Bob Raine :

    We are so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sue(Duncan)& Bob Raine & Jeane (Duncan) Magee, xxxooo

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  52. I was shocked to hear of Sandra’s passing. I met Sandra through our Real Estate licensing course. We often worked together on the group work in class and we also joined the same brokerage after licensing. I always enjoyed her company and humour as we were getting our footing in Real Estate! She was such a kind-hearted, hard working, dedicated person and professional. My sincere condolences to the family.

    Andrea McKen

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  53. Mary Lou & Greg Gallivan :

    Our deepest sympathies to Sandra’s family. We visited Sandra & Bella from our patio below. May your memories hug you & bring you comfort during this difficult time.

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  54. Keith Wellock & Therese Cadotte :

    Lo rna,
    Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our condolences to you, your family and the Duncan family.

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  55. I am deeply saddened by the news of Sandra’s passing. She was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed. Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who share your grief wish you comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.

    My most sincere condolences.

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  56. Sandra was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed working with and helping her to get her Real Estate business up and running. I will always remember her cute pups and her love for them. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Lorna, and your family. Your son was the highlight of her life.

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  57. I’m sorry I can’t be there today. I work with Sandra years ago she was amazing and I loved work with her. I am deaf and she always included me in conversation and treat me with kindness. She was amazing and I will miss her so much!

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  58. I was so shocked to hear of Sandras passing. I first met Sandra when I was her nurse and then hooked up again when she was the ED at Scenic Acres retirement. A few years ago Sandra was our real-estate agent. Sandra and I communicated often on Face Book.
    My deepest condolences go out to her family, she will be greatly missed.

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