John Earl DUFFIE

DUFFIE, John Earl - It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of John (Wasaga Beach, ON) in his 86th year at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital with his family by his side on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 12:30 a.m. Beloved husband to Fern for 62 years. Loving father to Dianne (Bob) MCBean and Denise (Jeff) Judd. Grandfather to Jennifer (Trevor), Jeffrey and Sarah. A very special thank you to Veteran's Affairs, St. Elizabeth's Homecare Team and CCAC. Also to the ER staff, 2nd Floor Nursing staff and especially Dr. Tony Rowlinson who made John's last few days comfortable, with their compassion and care, a heartfelt thank you goes out to you all. Cremation has taken place. As per John's wishes there will be no funeral. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be made at

Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 9, 2013