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Laura Janet Duncan

November 27, 1945 - April 30, 2019


Laura was born in Victoria. While still very young, her family moved to a farm near Nelson, British Columbia. Her education began in a one-room schoolhouse in Pass Creek.  After high school she moved to Vancouver to study art. It was in Vancouver that Laura met Jim, the owner of a small restaurant in the then fledgling, Gastown. They shared many traveling adventures together, from London to Kathmandu and eventually they settled in Vancouver to raise their son, Douglas. When Laura`s mother passed, she moved back to Nelson and lived in the tiny house on Government road which her mother had once occupied.

Laura’s house was packed, with treasures and collectibles she had acquired from her travels and her love of thrift shopping. She worked at the Express newspaper for several years and in the last few years was an active member of Learning In Retirement. Laura loved to cook. Many a fine meal would often be followed by Laura regaling her friends with tales and stories attached to her treasures. Laura had been living with cancer for the last year and on April 30 Laura left us.

Her son Douglas and grandsons, James and Owen, survive her.

She is loved and missed by many.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Kolin Lymworth
Relation: a dear old friend and colleague who designed our book catalog for many years

Sorry to know dear Laura has passed. For many years she designed the catalogs of Banyen Books twice a year. She had a custom design template in her computers for us. Please contact me if you can, so perhaps we can retrieve that precious design template from her computer. It would greatly help us going forward. Again, big hugs to dear Laura on her journey to freedom, and sincere condolences to you her family.

From: Dwyn
Relation: A casual friend.

So sorry to hear. I was worried this was the case when her little blue car wasn’t there. I am sitting on a park bench at Lakeside where we met and ran in to each other periodically walking our dogs. Pepper then Rags. I hope she is well! I think Laura made thoughtful plans for her. She passed on my Mum’s late birthday. She took care of a young man for me and developed a quick, easy relationship with him. Wishing peace to her family and friends.

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