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VIRGIL DUFF Scholarly editor, father and lover o f poetry, passed peacefully on Monday, December 9, 2013 in the comfort and care of Carpenter Hospice, Burlington, ON. Three days shy of his 68th year, Virgil is survived by his loving family: Janet, Erich, Joel and Heather Duff, brother Dennis, daughters-in-law Shauna Duff and Lauren Snowball, grandchildren Lily, Declan and another on the way. A private cremation has taken place. A memorial wake will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 2-5 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Club, 4 Queen St. South, Hamilton. Donations may be made to the ( or the Carpenter Hospice ( For more on the life of the prolific editor, visit:

Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 11, 2013
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