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DUNCAN, Mary Ellen

January 11, 1947 — May 4, 2023

With sadness, the family of Mary Ellen (Wylie) Duncan announce her death on May 4, 2023, in Kelowna, BC, where she had resided for more than 15 years.

Mary Ellen was born in Winnipeg, MB on January 11, 1947, and grew up in Summerside, PEI. Partner of the late Stephen Duncan, mother to Emma (Neil) Duncan, sister to Alice (Bryan) Harnois, Bob (Tanya) Wylie, and Alex (Gisele) Wylie, and aunt to three nieces and a grandnephew. Mary Ellen graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing, and the University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing.

She will be missed by the many friends that she made wherever she went.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Kelowna Library (Okanagan Regional Library),  the Summerside Library, or your local library.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

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Kelowna Library (Okanagan Regional Library), the Summerside Library, or your local library Link: orl.bc.ca




  • Valerie Maclean says:

    Mary Ellen attended the meetings of the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre Alumni. She enjoyed our lunch gatherings in Kelowna and will be missed by our group. A donation in her memory is being sent to the Kelowna Library.

  • Anna Hrazdira says:

    Mary Ellen, or M.E. As she was lovingly nicknamed, was such a wonderful, funny, kind friend and co-worker. Always there with words of wisdom or a joke, drained many tears. We will all remember her so fondly. Our condolences to you all.
    The ScotiaMcLeod Gang

  • Nancy King (Miller) says:

    My sympathies to Mary Ellen’s family. Back in 1971-72 we were roommates with 2 others, all nurses, in an apartment on Walmer Road in Toronto. Mary Ellen was so much fun and so easy to talk to. It was a great time. I know she will be missed.

  • Margaret Ogonowski says:

    I was very saddened to receive the news of MaryEllen’s passing. She was a great friend and classmate over many decades. Her quick wit and humour was always a pleasure to enjoy, whenever we met at reunions. We were all so happy to spend time with her at our gathering in Kelowna, May 2016, to celebrate 50 years since we entered nursing school. She will be dearly missed. My sincere condolences to Emma, her classmates and many friends. May she be pain free as her beautiful spirit meets other dear classmates and loved ones.
    Margaret Ogonowski,
    Class of 1969′, Winnipeg General Hospital.

  • Barb Tisdale (Povah) says:

    My condolences to MaryEllen’s family and close friends.
    I enjoyed reconnecting with ME at the Reunion of our class in Kelowna in 2016. We had a special connection then ,as she knew Bruce, my brother, who also lives in Kelowna. I was saddened to hear of her passing.
    In Sympathy Barb Tisdale ( Povah) Class of 69 WGH.

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