Duane Marcotte

Obituary of Duane Ernest Joseph Marcotte

Duane Ernest Joseph Marcotte

(July 29, 1937 - May 22, 2021)


Duane Ernest Joseph Marcotte of Hay Lakes, Alberta, formerly of Torquay, Saskatchewan, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the age of 83 years.


Duane was a devoted husband, loving father, and legendary Papa to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His family was his greatest joy in life; nothing made him happier than having his house full of the chaotic warmth of a huge Christmas,  his yard full of giggling children, or his lap full of smiling babies. 


A gifted carpenter, Duane took great pride in anything he built, no matter the scope of the project. He built homes for a living, but the one he loved most is the one he built in Hay Lakes for his family, where Helen still lives today. Carpentry projects were often lovingly made as gifts for his children and grandchildren, from hand-made wine racks and potato bins to pinewood derby cars and wooden swords. Duane has helped his children, extended family, and countless neighbors with home renos large and small. He has left his mark in the homes, and especially the hearts of so many people.


Left to cherish his memory are his wife Helen; children Sheila Ann (Jim) Diduch of Edmonton, Darren (Katherine) of Czar, Lisa Marcotte (Shawn Burr) of St. Albert, Julie (Dave) Petley of Daysland, and Nicole (Mike) Kyle of Hay Lakes; twenty grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and siblings Marcia Mack of South Dakota, Rita Mack of Estevan, Saskatchewan, Ron (Jeannie) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Dennis (Bev) of BC, Annette (Gavin) Semple of Regina, Saskatchewan, Gary (Helen) of Southey, Saskatchewan, Carol (Jerome) Zimmerman of Estevan, Saskatchewan, and Louise (Richard) Yoner of Leduc. 


Duane was predeceased by his brother Al, and parents Louis and Justine. 


Due to Covid Restrictions, a Funeral Service will be held at a later date.

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Duane's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to the Cross Cancer Institute.

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