William Edgar

Date de décès:
dimanche 11 mars 2018

The Winnipeg Free Press, MB

Rev. Canon William Edgar Duff September 26, 1932 - March 11, 2018 If you are reading this, I must be dead. That's all right. I have had a rich and abundant life in terms of blessings received. Along with younger siblings, David and Mary, I was born into two closely connected Celtic families, with caring parents (Mim and Ted), grandparents (Eva and Jo Ayers, and Lois and Bob Duff), uncles and aunts and cousins - too numerous to name. I was blessed in marrying a warm, wise, and supportive mate (Mary Webb). I couldn't have been given better! We were blessed with five children, Miriam (George), Peter (Melody), Catherine (Paul), Sarah (Kevin), and our adopted son, Michael (Nona). We rejoice in the gift of 13 grandchildren (Matthew, Zachary, Justin, Katie, Natasha, Callum, Emily, Anna, Erin, William, Thomas, Robert, and Alesha). We were blessed serving in six Parishes: Manvers and Hearst in rural Ontario, St. Paul's Bloor Street in Toronto, St. George's Crescentwood and St. Paul's Fort Garry, in Winnipeg, and St. Augustines in Lethbridge. We have enjoyed and shared in wonderful communities in retirement - in Canmore, Alberta, Victoria Beach, and 65 Paget Street. In every one of these communities, both parish staff and members have been a blessing. I have loved being in this world that is so full of the divine in all its creatures and creativity. All along the way there have been many fellow creatures, teachers, associates, and friends, who have enlarged our spirits (helped me grow). As someone has put it so well, I have been blessed with companions of my soul who have kissed me into greater wholeness all my life. For which I thank the holy one, God our mentor - energizing incarnate creator. The family would like to express deep appreciation to the entire team of the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit at St. Boniface Hospital - especially Dr. Ian Surdhar and Dr. Owen Mooney, who treated Bill and our family with great skill and compassion. Tim Fenlon and the chaplaincy department also kindly supported us all. Dr. Le and the staff of Beausejour Hospital provided excellent initial care and coordination. In lieu of flowers, the family would be glad to support the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation for purposes of Intensive and Spiritual Care. Bill loved being a parish priest, and so he would be pleased if you made a donation in his memory to your own parish church. A Celebration of Life will be held for Bill Duff on Saturday, March 31 at 1:00 p.m., at St. George's Anglican Church, Grosvenor at Wilton. As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 17, 2018

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