June 8, 1950 to December 14, 2010

Duane was born at Fernie, B.C., and passed away in palliative care at Boundary Hospital surrounded by loved ones. Duane lived at Christina Lake for the last 15 years of his life and touched many, many hearts.

He is lovingly survived by his common law wife, Gina Donovan; son, Micheal Coplin; daughter, Kelsey Coplin; sisters, Carol of Vernon and Melanie and Jim of Vancouver Island; brother, Christopher; as well as a large circle of friends – and his best friend, Mr. Buddy Guy, his dog.

A celebration of Duane’s life will be held in April or May (TBA) down at Christina Creek, his favourite walking trail.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the palliative care unit at Boundary Hospital would be appreciated. Valley Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.

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