We are saddened to announce the passing of Duncan Robert Fischer on Sunday, January 25, 2015 in his 70th year. He is survived by his loving wife Bernadette of Picton, his four children, David (Jennifer), Catherine (Blair), Maureen (Dan) and Jeffrey (Jenny) and his four grandchildren Cole, Alora, Ava and Molly, all of Calgary.
Duncan was born to parents George and Pauline Fischer, in Redcliff, AB, the youngest of the family of five children. Duncan's greatest joy was spending time with both his immediate and his extended family, taking great pride in organizing Fischer Family reunions every five years.
Duncan joined Pacific Western Airlines in 1964 as a station agent and rose through various positions in the company over the next 30 years. He finished his career as President of Canadian Regional Airlines in 1996, maintaining close relationships with the many friends and colleagues he worked with throughout the years.
Following his retirement, Duncan and Bernadette moved to Picton, ON where they enjoyed cottage life, fishing, golfing and restoring classic furniture and their character home. They also became actively involved in community activities concerning local politics and the environment. Duncan was never one to back down from a challenge.
Following a diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in December 2014, Duncan spent his final days at home, and then at a caring hospice with his family by his side. A heartfelt thank you from the family goes out to the staff at Hospice Prince Edward for their care, kindness and support. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Duncan's name may be forwarded to Hospice Prince Edward, Tel: (613) 645-4040, www.hospiceprinceedward.ca