Guy Norman Duncan
1941 - 2021
Guy Norman Duncan
Visitation Information
January 12, 2022
Visitation Time
2 pm until 3 pm
Visitation Location
Church of the Nazarene, Oxford
Service Information
Service Date
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Service Time
3 pm
Service Location
Church of the Nazarene, Oxford
Burial Information
Burial Date
Burial Location
River Philip Cemetery
Requested Charity
Big Lake Nazarene Camp
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It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Guy Norman Duncan, age 80, of Oxford, NS.  Guy passed away at home on Monday, December 6, 2021.

Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late James and Julia (Siddall) Duncan.

As a young man, Guy worked as a lumberjack before attending Canadian Nazarene College. He then held a variety of occupations over his career including Pastor of the Bass River Church of the Nazarene, Furniture Maker, Drafting Teacher, Ambulance Driver, Michelin Forklift Driver, Farmer, Contractor, Carpenter, Security Guard, and Lumber Grader, to name a few. 

Guy was passionate about gardening, bushcraft, camping, music, languages, innovation, quality design, construction, carving, woodworking, and handmade crafts. He loved horticulture and often produced a bountiful harvest to share with others by planting large vegetable gardens, as he did this past year with his neighbour. Guy built many houses, including timber frame homes. His wood carvings are treasured by all who received them. Guy enjoyed singing, songwriting, playing guitar and banjo.

Guy’s faith in Christ, and love of God and God’s Word, were essential to him. It was his joy to serve his church and Big Lake Camp at every opportunity. Over the years, he was a guest speaker in many churches, and recently traveled to Cuba four times on mission trips. Guy will be awarded the Distinguished Service Award posthumously by the Oxford Church of the Nazarene.

Guy is survived by his sons Norman (Grace Kim), Victoria, BC, Grant, Rivers, MB; daughters Cheryl, Winnipeg, MB, Donna Marsh, Brandon, MB, Melissa (Dan) Schwartz, Winnipeg, MB; grandchildren Bryce (Courtney), Katherine (Tyler), Caleb (Tiffany), Austin, Janelle (Brett), Danielle, Joshua (Randi), Taylor, MacKenzie (Hailee); great-grandchildren Jasper, Judah, Clayton, Bryson, all of Manitoba; sister Evelyn Hickey, niece Norma (Ken) Hickman, nephew Carson Hickey, all of Oxford, NS.

Guy was predeceased by his second wife Alva (Berry) Duncan, sister Violet Adshade, infant brother, and brother-in-law Bill Hickey. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to W. Allen Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, NS (902-447-2167).  

Guy's funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 3 pm from the Church of the Nazarene, Oxford, Pastor Jodi Getson officiating.  There will be a time of visitation from 2 pm until 3 pm.  PRE-REGISTRATION is required.  Please email to preregister.  Proof of double vaccination and government issued ID is required. Burial will take place at the River Philip Cemetery at a later date.  The funeral service will be recorded and available for viewing the next day.

Those wishing to make a donation in Guy's memory may do so to Big Lake Nazarene Camp.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Guy's online memorial at or through the Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Guy Norman Duncan