Duane Greene
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Obituary of Duane Scott Greene

How do you attempt to tell a life story that is so great, about a man that meant so much, to so many?  This is a question that contains no answer, it is left to the world, to his friends and most importantly to his family.

We, the family of the late Duane Scott Greene sadly announce his passing at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre on Monday, May 4th, 2020 at the age of 45.

Duane was predeceased by his brother Ronald. Duane was so much to so many, a loving and devoted husband to Kerry Lynn, proud and loving father to Scottie and Joey, loving son to Grace, cherished brother to Gerald (Sherry), Rob and Lynn (Rob Foote) special son in law to Mary and Bruce Murphy, brother in law to Tanya (Darren Austin), Cathy (Chris Ellis). Funny and supportive uncle to Vicki Perry (Chris), Robyn Welsh (Graham), Mark, Eric, Parker and Anderson and three great nieces Leah, Avery and Brooklyn. He will also be very missed by his dog Sandy. Admired coach and manager to so many hockey players and parents, friend to all, and a great community member who prided himself in his love of community.

Duane was an inspiration to so many, he had an ability to bring people together, to steady and anchor friendships, to ensure that everyone was included.  It wasn’t something that he tried, it was just who he was.  He was so very witty and smart, he had an answer for just about everything and you had better be quick to catch on.  He was a giver, a giver of kindness and truth, if you were ever in doubt, just run it by Duane, he would be certain to set it straight.  He was inspirational, he faced much adversity in his life, no doubt at times it tried him but in true Duane fashion he always took the high road, never to complain but to push forward and respond with some witty comment. This inspiration was seen by his boys everyday and it will turn them into great men. He spent countless hours volunteering his time in various sports but most certainly to “his” hockey players and families. 

Duane’s passing is a huge loss but the life he gave to his family and shared with his friends is certainly not, it is a gain, a win for all those who knew and loved him.  We will never forget the great man he was, we will inspire to be more like him in many ways and we will remember, through photos and stories and in the lives of those he touched so very deeply.

To the doctors and nurses in the dialysis unit at the CNRHC, thank you for your dedication and care during Duane’s illness. To the ER staff, especially Dr.King and Dr.Lush thank you for your efforts. Your compassion and professionalism will never be forgotten.  To all of those that have sent messages of support and love, we are so very thankful. To Debbie and Paul Hoskins thank you for your huge generosity and support.

Don’t think of him as gone away
His journeys just begun,
Life holds so many facets,
This earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
Through the sorrow and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days or years.
Think how he must be wishing
If he could know today
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away.
And think of him as living
In the hearts of those he touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And he was loved so much.

At his request cremation has taken place and a celebration of Duane’s life will be scheduled at a  later date.

 

Rest easy my love, you have given us so very much and we will remember and love you always!

In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations can me made to Duane's family.  

 

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