Duane R. Sears
1929 - 2011
Duane R. Sears
Visitation Information
Visitation Time
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm
Visitation Location
Jones Funeral Home, Sackville
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday May 21, 2011
Service Time
11 am
Service Location
Jones Funeral Home, Sackville
Burial Information
Burial Location
Westcock Cemetery
Requested Charity
Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Main Street Baptist Church
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Duane R. Sears, age 81, of Westcock, passed away at the Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.

Born in Sackville, NB, he was the son of the late Coleman and Isabel (Hicks) Sears.

The family moved to Midgic, NB until 1939 at which time move back to Sackville.

Duane was employed at Jackson’s Metal Industries, Hamilton, ON in 1948 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1951.

Duane was a 25 year veteran of the RCAF having retired in 1975, Foreman and Chief Inspector at Enterprise Foundry and lastly at Westmorland Laboratories. He was a member of Branch # 26 of the Royal Canadian Legion and a former Warrant Officer with the 8th Canadian Hussars and Squadron Sargeant Major. He was a member of Main Street Baptist Church. He was an Amateur Radio operator which he used to help on EMO exercises in Dorchester, Sackville and Amherst. Duane was also a Westcumb Amateur Radio Club member. Duane held a life membership in the Warrant and Sargeants Mess of the R.C.A.F. and a life membership with the 8th Canadian Hussars Association.

In his early years Duane was involved in youth baseball, hockey and Boy Scouts in Canada and the United States.

Sadly missed by 3 sons, Bruce (Linda), Amherst, Phillip (Jeanne d'Arc Chavarie), Westcock  and Mark (Kimberley) of Miramichi; 14 grandchildren, James, Eric, Nicole, Christopher, Candice, Matthew, Michael, Brandon, Amity, Benjamin, Patrick, Craig, Travis and Krista; two great grandsons, Jacob and Cohen; a sister, Gwen Crossman, Sackville; 2 brothers, Chum (Betty) Sears, Sackville and Carson Sears, Cambridge, ON; nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife Barbara (Ward) in 2004 and a son Edward in 1978; and by brothers Ron and Eyrol.

Duane's remains have been cremated under the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville (364-1300) from where visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Friday, May 20, 2011.  A memorial service will be held from the funeral home on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 11 am.  Burial to follow in the Westcock Cemetery.

Those wishing to make a donation in Duane's memory may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Main Street Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.