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Arthur Duncan
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Photo Tribute - Produced by Gaylen Jr.

Oct 13, 1946 to Mar 26, 2008

How Poor is Life's Weaver

The filmy web of life is made
From beating heart
To digging spade
Of acts so thin,
Yet it can bind
The wandering thoughts
Of my mind
To you.
                          ----  Gaylen Duncan

GAYLEN ARTHUR DUNCAN It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gaylen Arthur Duncan who was taken from us too early, in his 61st year, on March 26, 2008.

He was the beloved husband for forty years of Arlene and proud father of Gaylen (Alison), Krista (Michael Donaldson), Meghan (Stefan Haag) and Robert.

He was the adoring grandfather of Avery, Taylor and Graydon.

Forever remembered by his devoted mother Frances Duncan Locke, mother-in-law Myrtle Nicholson and siblings John (Helene), Gord (Libby), Jennifer (Greg Thompson), Jamie, Diane (Michael Leuty), Susan (Ron Schirlie).

He is reunited with his father Gaylen R. Duncan, father-in-law Robert Nicholson, step-father Dr. Jack Locke and granddaughter Caleigh.

Gaylen will be fondly remembered by his 12 nieces and nephews.

With our family, mourn many friends and colleagues around the world who will remember with great respect his intelligence, sharp wit and sense of humor.

Gaylen was a senior corporate executive with diversified experience in both the public and private sectors for over 30 years. His BA from McGill, law degree from Dalhousie and a PhD in computer law from the University of Texas were just stepping stones in his life long thirst for knowledge.

Internment will take place this thanksgiving weekend in Georgeville, Quebec, where he will rest in peace at the place closest to his heart.

A memorial service will be held at Eglinton St. George's United Church (35 Lytton Blvd.) on Sunday, March 30th at 2pm.

Reception is to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Eglinton St. George's United Church would be appreciated.

Excerpt from Website page first posted in 2003

Dr. Gaylen A. Duncan

Gaylen Duncan is an informed, key player in the business and information technology scene in Canada.

A skilled lobbyist with ready access to the top-most levels in government and corporate decision makers,
Gaylen Duncan plays an important, if understated, role in influencing Canadian economic policy. He is a credible and well-respected speaker and is often invited to represent Canadian industry at international venues.

With almost 30 years of diversified experience in both public and private sectors, Gaylen has a consistent record of improving performance and motivating people. He is seasoned through start-up, acquisition, downsizing and crisis management, with a strong background in law, finance, systems, human resources, strategic planning and policy development.

Gaylen was President and CEO of ITAC, the Information Technology Association of Canada (appointed in 1996) and, as such, his main goals are to be the voice of the Canadian IT industry and to promote a healthy, business environment for the Canadian IT sector.

Gaylen has sat on numerous boards and committees, including: The Broadband Task Force, Advisory Committee to the Minister of National Revenue on Electronic Commerce, Board of the Canadian Information Processing Society, Board of the Canadian Advanced Technology Association, and GAIA (Global Alliance for Infrastructure Advancement). He is currently a member of the Roundtable on E-business Opportunities, the National Research Council's Advisory Committee on the Industrial Research Assistance Program, the Advisory Board for the new NRC Institute for Information Technology, an active participant on the Government Online Advisory Board, Auditor General Committees, and co-chairman of the Conference Board Advisory Council on Canadian Connectedness.

Gaylen has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, an LL.B. from Dalhousie University, and a B.A. from McGill University.

He is based in Toronto with his wife and four children.

Gaylen's Dad, Gaylen Rupert Duncan, talks about Family in 1986 - 2 yrs before his death!

The Life and Times of GRD - Gaylen's Dad - Produced by Gaylen
- first of three videos - 90 minutes

- second of three videos - 90 minutes
- third and final video - 45 minutes

Rules of the House





Memorial Painting by Gord Duncan of Brother Gaylen Viewing Sunset over Lake Memphremagog


Gaylen's Tombstone - Georgeville, Quebec


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