August 18, 1899 - December 14, 2005

Rest in Peace, Grampa

Duke, 16 years old, World War I.
At the time of his death, he was the oldest surviving Canadian veteran of The Great War. Three others still remain.

Grampa's 106th birthday at Oakside Manor,
August 18th, 2005

Visiting Grampa at Oakside Manor.
Christmas 2004 - He's 105 here and had
been living at Oakside Manor for two months,
following a nasty fall in his home

Grampa celebrated his 104th birthday with
film documentarian Randy Jones, who produced
"I Remember When..." featuring Duke.
August 2003.

Canadian Senator Fitzpatrick awarding
Grampa the Queen's Jubilee award
for his service in World War I,
at Grampa's home, July 2003.
(Duke is 103)

September 27, 1999. Grampa's landing following a tandem skydive celebrating his 100th birthday. Yikes, I think I would have busted my ankles! But Grampa was on his feet in about five seconds. One newspaper story says that Grampa broke a leg with this jump, but that isn't true. The reporter confused the jump with when Grampa broke his leg falling off a ladder at least ten years earlier.

Duke, post-tandem skydive.
I'd be smiling, too, if I had the guts to jump out of an airplane, but I'm afraid of heights!

Grampa with his dive team following a very successful
jump. (Does he look like leg is broken)?
He was
100 years and 40 days old.



The Globe and Mail: Anyone Remember What Ice Cream Tasted Like in 1905?

The Globe and Mail: Great War Veteran, 104, is Still in Step

The Globe and Mail: After a Minor Mishap, Duke's Beat Goes On

Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation and Queen's Golden Jubilee

The Globe and Mail: The Memory Project: Duke Procter

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