Duncan Robert FISHER
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DUNCAN ROBERT FISHER
Duncan passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017, a few weeks after his 90th birthday. He will be deeply missed by his children, Duncan (Elyse) and Heidi (Bob); his grandchildren, Allison (Stephen), Andy, Carly (Chad), and Max; his sisters, Sadie Laurie, and Jessie Craig; and his sister-in-law Betty Turner. Dunc and his wife Doreen were married for 61 years. She passed away in 2013.
Dunc was an accomplished athlete in high school and left Regina at the age of 19 to play professional hockey for the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, and the Hershey Bears of the AHL. He was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Hershey Bears Hall of Fame in 2014. Once Dunc's hockey career ended, he returned to Regina, working first in sales for Staseson Decorating and International Paints and then the City of Regina, where he managed the newly built Lawson Aquatic Centre. By the time he retired from the city he was supervising both the indoor and outdoor aquatic programs. His last project was overseeing the construction of the new Regina Fieldhouse.
If you didn't know Dunc through hockey or his work with the city, you knew him through his second 'career' as a bagpiper. Dunc was a part of the Regina piping community since his youth and played for the 10th Field Regiment Pipe Band and the Wa Wa Shrine Pipes and Drums, serving as Pipe Major for over 25 years. He mentored many young pipers in Regina including his grandchildren.
Dunc and Doreen were avid patrons of the visual and performing arts. They were active supporters of the Mackenzie Art Gallery and the Globe Theatre. They enjoyed nothing more than meeting artists and supporting their work. Trips to New York and Stratford, Ontario allowed them to binge on musical theatre, museums, and galleries to their hearts' content. They were extraordinary grandparents who shared their love of music, nature, reading, and the arts with their grandchildren.
Dunc will be lovingly remembered
by the many lives he touched.
Celebration of Life will be held at Speers Family Centre, 2333 Cornwall Street, Regina, SK on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Creative Kids Saskatchewan, 404 - 2125 11th Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3X3 or KidSport Regina, 1870 Lorne Street, Regina, SK S4P 2L7. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.speersfuneralchapel.com




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Published in Regina Leader-Post on Sep. 25, 2017.
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October 5, 2017
Tears are running down my face. I was just going through my personal email and a note was there from June Blau indicating that Mr. Fisher had passed away. I just saw this note now. Thursday, October 5th. There is absolutely no way I would have missed the funeral had I known. We loved Mr. Fisher. He was such an incredible person and I couldn't have asked for a better neighbor. Mr. & Mrs. Fisher were surrogate grandparents to Lindsay & Jordan and were simply the best. I know that they are in heaven together again. I am so saddened by the loss. I always think of them every day as I walk down the back alley and every time I hear bagpipes playing. Duncan was such a nice, pleasant man. He will live on in all of you. I am so sorry. I just found out now. He lives on in each of you and keep your memories close to your heart. They will bring you peace and solace Take Care. Love Kelly
Kelly Pierson
October 4, 2017
I always enjoyed visiting with Duncan at Scottish events around Regina, such as Rotary Burns lunches where he of course played the pipes. A true gentleman! My condolences to you all...for auld lang syne.
Sheila Dowling
September 28, 2017
Heidi and Family,
My thoughts are with you and your family during this tough time.
Tobi Tran
September 27, 2017
My deepest sympathy to your family. Mr. Fisher used to visit at the Italian Barber Shop. We enjoyed his many stories and great conversations. So sorry for your loss.
Giovanni Palamara
September 27, 2017
Roy and Wayne Hanna
I grew up on Atkinson Street and every one of us kids who did knew Mr. Fisher. He was friendly, outgoing, and always said hello.
We all knew that Mr. Fisher played hockey in the United States. He would leave in September and return in either April or May depending on how successful the season was for the team.
Back in those days everyone on the 27 block Atkinson knew the names of the neighbours, which house they lived in and what children belonged to what house and their names.
Mr. Fisher was the first person outside of my family who I thought of as a role model. He was down to earth and not pretentious and always had a moment to talk to anyone.
Years later when I was travelling through Regina I saw him at the CIBC. We had a friendly conversation catching up on events in both our lives. After seeing Mr. Fisher my mind wandered back to my younger days and I remembered interactions with Mr. and Mrs. Fisher and Duncan and Heidi.
On behalf of my brother Roy and me, we offer the Fisher family our deepest condolences on the passing of an exemplary person. It was a pleasure and honour to have known him.
Wayne Hanna
September 26, 2017
Heidi, My condolences to you and your family during this tough time. Your dad was a great man who touched many lives in such a positive way.
Sue Schmidt
September 26, 2017
Dunc, was known as Grandpa Dunc in our family, the one who lived in the gingerbread house! Bagpipes for every celebration! I think our children believed 'Scotland the Brave' was the birthday song!

Dunc was my hero. He faced having both knees replacements done at the same time! His first replacement, years earlier, required a redo. I was nursing in the operating room when he was booked. Dr Smith asked him if had changed his mind, in regard to having both done that day. Dunc replied, "Get this damn thing started, I ve got things to do, places to go!' Dunc was the poster child for this very painful and long surgery. He truly was a star when it came to the rehabilitation, he never looked back.

Our deepest sympathies are extended from myself, Gavin, Berit and Rhys.

Dunc was lovely man. He lived his journey well
Myrna Pugh
September 26, 2017
Dunc's family, we are sorry to read of Dunc's passing. At 90 a life well lived. We recall so many great times with your Mom & Dad and the Pipes & Drums. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Irma & Gerry Armsworthy
Irma Armsworthy
September 26, 2017
Heidi, Bob, Max and Carlee, I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I will always remember his calls and visits to the office. He will be dearly missed. Please take care of each other, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Nola Stettner
September 26, 2017
Dunc Jr and family,
Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Ray Weisgarber
September 25, 2017
My thought and prayers are with the family. RIP Duncan, you will be missed.
Gail Reeder
September 25, 2017
Dear Heidi, Bob and family
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I didn't know your father personally but I knew him through your stories and how proud you all were of him. May he rest in peace
Brenda Charette
September 25, 2017
My sincere condolences to Dunc's family on you loss - I have many fond memories of my friend, from Dunc's days playing for the Pats in '46,and on to the NY Rangers and playing in the Stanley Cup final in '50 and on to many spectacular years in the AHL before retiring and returning to Regina, and with Doreen brightening all our lives. And of course to his being an accessory to teaching me to play the pipes badly! We remember the parties and cross-country skiing in the park, on the lake and even in the cemetery! We moved to Calgary 15 years ago and visits have been seldom since - the last being when I went back to attend his well deserved induction into the Sports Hall of Fame - and the yearly phone calls. I will miss his happy smiles and wonderful sense of humour. I do wish I could have heard him pipe once more my favorite tune "The Dark Isle"!!
Doug Ramsay
September 25, 2017
Heidi, Bob, Max and Carlee,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know your dad/grandfather will be greatly missed. I will never forget his visits to the office! Love and hugs to all of you.
Michelle S
September 25, 2017
Duncan was a wonderful mentor and friend. His humour, sensitivity and brilliance will be missed by so many. My sincere condolences to the family who has lost a wonderful father and grandfather. Bryan Hillis
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