Duncan Fisher
Duncan Fisher

Obituary of Duncan Fisher

DUNCAN ROBERT FISHER

Duncan passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017, a few weeks after his 90th birthday. He will be deeply missed by his children, Duncan (Elyse) and Heidi (Bob); his grandchildren, Allison (Stephen), Andy, Carly (Chad), and Max; his sisters, Sadie Laurie, and Jessie Craig; and his sister-in-law Betty Turner. Dunc and his wife Doreen were married for 61 years. She passed away in 2013.

Dunc was an accomplished athlete in high school and left Regina at the age of 19 to play professional hockey for the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, and the Hershey Bears of the AHL. He was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Hershey Bears Hall of Fame in 2014. Once Dunc’s hockey career ended, he returned to Regina, working first in sales for Staseson Decorating and International Paints and then the City of Regina, where he managed the newly built Lawson Aquatic Centre. By the time he retired from the city he was supervising both the indoor and outdoor aquatic programs. His last project was overseeing the construction of the new Regina Fieldhouse. 

If you didn’t know Dunc through hockey or his work with the city, you knew him through his second ‘career’ as a bagpiper. Dunc was a part of the Regina piping community since his youth and played for the 10th Field Regiment Pipe Band and the Wa Wa Shrine Pipes and Drums, serving as Pipe Major for over 25 years. He mentored many young pipers in Regina including his grandchildren. 

Dunc and Doreen were avid patrons of the visual and performing arts. They were active supporters of the Mackenzie Art Gallery and the Globe Theatre. They enjoyed nothing more than meeting artists and supporting their work. Trips to New York and Stratford, Ontario allowed them to binge on musical theatre, museums, and galleries to their hearts’ content.  They were extraordinary grandparents who shared their love of music, nature, reading, and the arts with their grandchildren. 

                         Dunc will be lovingly remembered by the many lives he touched.

Celebration of Life will be held at Speers Family Centre, 2333 Cornwall Street, Regina, SK on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Creative Kids Saskatchewan, 404 - 2125 11th Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3X3 www.creativekidssask.ca/donate or KidSport Regina, 1870 Lorne Street, Regina, SK S4P 2L7 www.kidsportcanada.ca/saskatchewan/regina/donation