February 3, 1946 - April 3, 2018
William (Bill) George Duncan, 72, passed away April 3, 2018 after a brief illness. Bill was born February 3, 1946 in Eugene, Oregon to parents John Digby Duncan and Jeanne Field Duncan. He spent his youth working and playing on the Duncan and Sons Dairy in Lowell. He graduated from Lowell High School and, following a tour in the Air Force, attended Oregon State University, where he earned a degree in architectural sciences.
After college, Bill married and moved to British Columbia, where he built a log home and began raising his two sons, Ian and Donal. While in Canada, Bill developed skills as a building inspector, which became his life’s occupation. Bill moved from Canada to Washington State and from there to southern California, where he lived until he retired. A few years ago, Bill bought a home in Central Point and moved to Oregon to be near family.
Bill played the bagpipes and often played for family weddings and special occasions. He was a member of the Eugene Highland Pipe Band. He enjoyed cooking and was a weekend fan of television sports. He enjoyed sport shooting and reloading his own ammunition. He was also an avid fly fisherman and over several years created a large collection of hand-tied flies. Bill was also involved in amateur radio as K7WGD; he was preparing for his extra class ham radio exam.
Bill had a gift of humor and was always very generous with his time and attention. He loved his sons, nieces and nephews, and his brothers and sister. He was much loved and will be missed. God bless and be with him.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanne, and his father, Jack. He is survived by sons, Ian Duncan, Las Vegas, Nev. and Donal Duncan, Sidney, B.C., Canada; brothers, David Duncan, Emmett, Idaho and Robert Duncan, Medford; sister, Sara Widness, Barnard, Vt.; nephews, Christopher Duncan, Medford, Matthew Duncan, Fort Wayne, Ind., Sean Duncan, Washington, D.C., Todd Duncan, Portland, Ore., and Skye Duncan, Washington, D.C.; and nieces, Katherine Widness, Akron, Ohio and Rebecca Widness, Bethel, Vt.
A celebration of Bill’s life has been held by his extended family. Remembrances to the American Liver Foundation in Bill’s name would be appreciated.