March 20, 1961 – November 5, 2022
In loving memory ~
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Leonard Duane Muir announces his passing on November 5, 2022. He died peacefully at home after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Duane was born in Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital and spent his first 12 years living within Kamloops. He attended the elementary school called Arthur Stevenson school in Westside Kamloops. In 1973, the family moved to Quesnel where Duane’s dad started a business. Still living in Quesnel, in 1979 Duane graduated from his high school, Correlieu Secondary School. Afterwards, he stayed working for his dad’s company as well as on their 10-acre farm. In 1987, his parents moved to Salmon Arm, Duane stayed in Quesnel and started working at the Esso Bulk Plant in 1988 for two years. He then moved into his parent’s place in Salmon Arm in the summer of 1990 for a few months. In the fall of 1990, he went to Okanagan College for business administration accounting. He then graduated from this program at the end of 1992, at which time he took a job at the Cariboo Regional District in Williams Lake at the start of 1993. Duane spent until the summer of 2000 at the Regional District and took a job working for the logging contractor Thunderbolt Enterprises True North as the bookkeeper accountant and continued with that job until the summer of 2006. After working various jobs from about 2006 to the summer of 2007, he then took a job at Burgess as the head accountant where he remained for the next 15 years.
During those years from 1993 to now, he met his wife Shelley and her son Corey. His daughter Shayla came along in January 1997. Since living in Williams Lake, Duane acted as a cub scout leader. He spent over a decade volunteering for the Williams Lake Stampeders and the Williams Lake Timberwolves Hockey Clubs. Most of the time he played the music but was also on as an executive. For several years he was on the executive board for Youth for Christ, and for the last several years Duane was an elder at the Evangelical Free Church on 11th Ave. He spent many hours in church ministry that talked about end times prophecy and was a good role model as a follower of Christ.
Duane was an adventurous soul who enjoyed fishing, camping, road trips, and vacationing with family to places such as Hawaii, exploring western Canada, canoeing the Bowron Lake chain, and much more. He very much enjoyed sports including being a Canuck and Lions fan and attended a few games.
Duane was a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend and will be forever missed.
He was predeceased by his father George Leonard “Bud” Muir and is survived by his wife of 27 years Shelley, children Corey (Galloway) and Shayla, mother Jane Muir, and sister Debra Johnston (Dave).
There will be no service. A family memorial will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Ambulatory Care at the Cariboo Memorial Hospital for all they’ve done.
“For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:14
“Keep looking up.”
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