Spr William “Bill” Francis Duke (Ret'd)

    • Spr William “Bill” Francis Duke
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    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper William “Bill” Francis Duke (Ret'd) peacefully in Thunder Bay ON on 8 January 2012 at the age of 82.

    Bill was a lifetime resident of Thunder Bay.  He was a Korean War Veteran who served with the Royal Canadian Engineers in the 23rd Field Squadron from 1951 to 1954.  After leaving the army he worked at various jobs from diamond drilling, to bush work, to equipment operator and mechanic.  He worked for Hoisting Engineers as a crane operator and eventually started his own business, Duke’s Construction Lakehead Ltd.

    According to his wishes, he will be cremated and a Celebration will be held on 14 January at 1:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #5 on Van Norman Street, Thunder Bay.  Donations may be made to the Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer.  {gdSep2016kh}