Harry Duncan "Duncan" Abra

July 4, 1944March 13, 2012

Abra, Duncan passed away in Port Alberni on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the age of 67.

Survived by loving wife Sylvia; children, Pat (Robin), Pam, stepdaughter Nicol (Hans); grandchildren, Liam, Katrina, Emma, and Ethan; siblings, Haddy (Heidi) and Lynn; as well as nieces and nephews.

Born on July 9, 1944, Duncan grew up on the lower mainland. He joined the Signals Corp of the Canadian Military as an apprentice boy soldier at the age of 16 and stayed with the military for 21 years. After retiring from the military he was hired on with Telus in the microwave telecommunications field where he taught and then worked in Management on the north coast. In his younger years he practiced his love of the outdoors by hunting and fishing in many parts of Canada. On his retirement, gardening became his passion and his joy. Even during winter, the garden was active and growing things and plans were being formulated as to the growing year ahead. Along with his garden, he adored Buddy and Pal his feline companions.

A family memorial will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the SPCA would be appreciated.


Harry Duncan "Duncan" Abra

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Paul Fedy

April 19, 2012

So sorry to hear the sad news. I have many memories of Latina, especially our fiat 500.and also the years we spent together at the NATO satellite communications site in Carp. Carp

Brian McDonnell

March 20, 2012

My first mentor in the Rad Tech trade at 3 Herbie Sigs, MCpl Dunc Abra has been a constant reminder throughout my career to always look at things as part of a system. My condolences to the Abra family and friends.

LCol (retd) Brian McDonnell

Ross Campbell

March 20, 2012

Duncan a whole lot of memories came flooding back on reading of your passing. Shilo in the 60's and 3 RCHA Sigs Tp in 74. Fishing at Clear Lake. My sincer condolences to Sylvia and family.

March 20, 2012

dunc with bro addy was one of many of my boy soldiers who i am proud to have been one of his mentors of the radio mechanic,s course back in the school /sigs in 50/60,s the they all became someone who i was always greatfull later to have work with me on UN / NATO / BUNKER ect condolence to SYVILIA and PAM who may remember her dad working on TV sets while FREDA babysat SWAMPY LaPOINTE

March 20, 2012

Dunc You will be missed, enjoyed meeting you at the Reunions, and serving together in Nananimo.
Bruce Davison

March 20, 2012

Lee and I are saddened by the death of yetanother Signalman// May he rest in Peace .We pray for you as you journey during these difficult days.. Deacon lee and Claudette Winchester, Ottawa

Jim Troyanek (PacSigs)

March 20, 2012

My sincere condolences to Sylvia and family on your loss. Dunc will be missed at our August reunions.

Peter Capel

March 19, 2012

I remember Dunc well in Latina, Italy, CFS Carp and especially those fishing and hunting trips we did together so many years ago.

My deepest sympathy to Sylvia, Pat, Pam, Nicol and grandchildren.

Jim Wilson

March 19, 2012

Dunc old friend, I am saddened to hear of your passing. Shirley and I send our sinceriest condolunce. Our memories of our times together in Nanaimo will always be with us. You will be missed. Please excuse the poor spelling.
Jim And Shirley Wilson