It is with love and great sadness that We the Close Family, announce the peaceful passing of John Dueck. He was born January 23, 1917 in Dewlekanawa, Russia and left us on October 18, 2009 in Hope BC at the age of 92.

He is survived by 7 children, June (Maurice), Jacqueline (Richard), Katherine (Ken), Sara (Andy), Greg (Michelle), Henry Falk (Grace) and Penelope. He was predeceased by the Mother of his 10 children, Sarah Knight, a son Gerald James Dueck, daughter Linda Marlene Dueck, son Timothy Michael Garry Dueck; his parents, three brothers and four sisters. He was the last of his family of eight. He is survived by 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Although he was not known by all his great grandchildren, he will be thought of often and missed immensely. So remember his smile, remember his soul, remember the things that made him so and forever rests his soul. John was a long time resident of Hope and leaves behind many dear and close friends; and many of his lady friends over the years that he had known and loved.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 386 Fort St., Hope BC on Nov. 7, 2009 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Canada Diabetes Association and the Heart and Lung Foundation would be preferred.

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