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Obituary for Audrey June Duncan

Audrey June Duncan

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Audrey June Duncan (née Dinsmore) on May 25, 2023, at Woodbridge Vista Care Community in her 94th year.
Beloved wife of the late Bert for 48 years. Dearly loved mother of Larry Duncan (Chery) of Orillia, Cindy Ramsey (Gary) of Victoria, Paul Duncan of Stratford, and Cathi VanAlstine (Paul) of Markdale. Adored grandmother of Aaron, Nathan, Joel, Luke, Jack, Chloe, Tom, Lacey, Shelby, Clare, William and great-grandmother of Aria, Isaac, Elliot, Lucille, Fredrik, Ryker, Lena, Charles, and Halliday. Dear sister of Barb MacMillan (the late Doug) of Elmira. And will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Audrey was predeceased by her parents, John and Jessie Dinsmore; sister Doris Langdon; brothers Ken, Bill, Ron, and Gerry Dinsmore; and infant daughter, Tamela.

Born on October 17th, 1929, in Maple Valley, Ontario, Audrey moved to Dundalk with her family as a young girl. In 1956, she moved to the Toronto area with her own growing family and she and Bert bought their family home in Rexdale in 1959 where she resided until recently. Before working for thirty years at K-Mart, her varied and interesting jobs included mother's helper, short order cook, and school bus driver. She even had a very brief stint as a stock-car driver.

Audrey enjoyed travelling, from across Canada, to many parts of the U.S., the Caribbean and the U.K, often visiting her family wherever they went. Still enthusiastically attending live concerts into her nineties, Audrey learned multiple instruments by ear without any formal training. Her love of music and the performing arts was passed down to her children, even if they did not inherit her ability to play.

From the fond memories of her playing a tune on the old out-of-tune piano, waving from the veranda, flipping through photo albums, or proudly meeting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren for the first time, Audrey was a lively and loving friend and neighbour, whose sense of humour, musical talent, and generosity will be missed by many. Her home was an open door, and a place to feel loved and cared for. She could talk to anyone and often did. She always had a story to tell, even if sometimes it was hard to keep up with her.

Friends and family will be received at the McMillan & Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 1 - 4 p.m.  and Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 12 – 1 p.m. The funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 1:00 p.m.  Interment at Bethel Cemetery. If desired donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.