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JOHN (JACK) FREESTONE DUNCANSON (published on January 06, 2010)

JOHN (JACK) FREESTONE DUNCANSON The family is very sad to announce the death of their husband, father, and grandfather, brother, and friend after a lengthy illness on January 1, 2010 at Meadowood Manor care home Winnipeg. Jack was 81 years. Jack is survived by his wife of 57 years June, son Rick Duncanson, Fort McMurry, Alberta, daughter, Chris (Dan) Rosscup, Calgary, Albert, son, Scott (Diane) Duncanson, Winnipeg, daughter, Robyn (Rob) Zelinsky, Winnipeg. Grandchildren, Melody Rosscup, Carey (Brad) Scott, and Ashley Rosscup of Calgary, Alberta; Alex Duncanson (Winnipeg); Lance (Katie) Zelinsky, Chace and Falyn Zelinsky (Winnipeg); He is also survived by his sister Ruth Drewitt also two brothers-in-law and wives, many nieces and nephews and dear friends. Jack was predeceased by his parents Jack Duncanson, Grace Johnson, his mother-in-law Phoebe Leech and three infant granddaughters. Jack was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan September 1, 1928. He spent his youth in Sioux Lookout, Ontario and Kamloops BC. These early years spent building model airplanes instilled a desire to fly real ones. At an early age he became a telegraph operator for CNR, advanced to relief agent then relieving CNR station agents in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Working in Kipling, Saskatchewan he met his wife June (Leech). Their first home was Ilford Manitoba while there for six years Jack realized his love of flying. The first plane of Jack's in 1953 was a Tiger Moth. Jack, June, Rick and Chris moved to Winnipeg in 1957. Along with dad's interest in flying and a growing business he found great interest in reading the Bible and Bible prophecy. Of special interest was the book of Daniel which spoke of, The march of nations . This led to his baptism as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1958. Dad worked hard all his life and was at his office till the day he went to the hospital. After Ilford Riverton Airways he had various charter companies and Hinterland Air and Lodge. Jack believed in God's promise to resurrect those asleep in death to a paradise here on earth. (John 5:28, 29, Psalm 37:11, 29) A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall Center of Jehovah's Witnesses at 227 Lakewood Boulevard, Winnipeg on Saturday January 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. A Sincere thank you from the family to the staff at Meadowood Manor for their compassionate care. We all appreciated the effort very much. In lieu of flowers if friends wish a donation may be made in Jack's memory to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be sent though Kilcollins at:

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