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January 26, 2009

WINDSOR, Garnet Darsey (Duke)

August 04, 1919 - January 26, 2009

Garnet was born in Burleigh, Ontario August 4th, 1919 and passed away peacefully in his sleep January 26th, 2009.

He was pre-deceased by his parents Archie and Nellie (Johnston) Windsor, his only brother Nelson, sister-in-law Oril, brother in-laws Doug Bugden and Colin McKenzie. Garnet is survived by his six sisters: Irma Oliver, Blanch Savage (Jim), Audrea King (Wally), Ruby Antrobus, Zella Everist (Barry) and Maisie McKenzie, brother-in-law Stan (Cathy) Bugden, and sister-in-law Margaret Bugden. He will be missed by his wife of sixty-for years Joane Windsor (Bugden) and his seven children; Carroll Reekie (Frank) Kelowna; Phylis Forbes (Raym), Victoria; Archie (Judy) Duncan; Bob (Judy) Cowichan Bay; Cathy Ludvigson (Royce) Duncan; Susan Windsor, Duncan and Ian Windsor, Cowichan Bay, also fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Garnet travelled to the West Coast by way of Saskatchewan, arriving in Vancouver "Dead Broke". He quickly found work with a coastal logging crew at Jervis Inlet. In 1944 he married Joane and they lived in Port Alberni, where The Duke worked at the APL Mill, but he returned to logging as a scaler in 1945. The Duke worked in many logging camps, from Camp 1 and 6 in the Alberni Valley to Leechtown and Bear Creek near the Cowichan Valley. The Duke was well respected in the forest industry, completing his logging career at Jackson Bay in 1971. Garnet then worked nineteen years for Uniguard Securities of Victoria, finally retiring in 1990.

The Duke's family will remember the afternoons and evenings spent listening to the many stories of his logging days and the adventures he had throughout his life.

As per Garnet's (Dukes) wishes there will be no service.

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