Alan passed away unexpectedly in Toronto on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the age of 70. He is survived by sister Ann Robb (Bruce), brothers Ian and Peter, several cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, and many very, very dear friends.
Born and raised in Toronto, Alan travelled the world extensively after graduating from the University of Guelph (BLA ’73), and eventually made Vancouver his home base.
Alan had a very distinguished career as a landscape architect, but to family and friends he was more than that – much more than that. Alan always marched to his own drum, whether he was stilt-walking in the movie “Bird on a Wire”, or trekking through the Hebrides in search of the Cameron ancestral home on the Isle of Mull (which he found). As our resident genealogist, Alan kept our family connected and up to date on all things Duncan and Cameron. To say he was the heart of the family is an understatement. Sometimes eccentric, mostly practical, always the life of the party, Alan was the epitome of a life well-lived. We miss him dearly, but take comfort in knowing that he left with no regrets.
As per Alan’s wishes, cremation has taken place and in the summer or early fall of 2022, a celebration of life will be held with the scattering of his ashes near his cabin. If desired, donations may be made to ‘The Alan Duncan Award for Bird Conservation’ (https://stanleyparkecology.ca/the-alan-duncan-bird-conservation-award), the ‘Stanley Park Ecology Society’ (https://stanleyparkecology.ca/support-us/donate), or any charity of your choice.