MR JOHN DUNCAN
Widespread regret was expressed in the city at the news of the death of Mr John Duncan, of the firm of P. and D Duncan, which took place yesterday morning. Mr Duncan, who was the son of the late Mr David Duncan, was born in Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, in 1859, and came to Canterbury with his father in the well-known ship Blue Jacket in 1867. He was educated m Christchurch, at the East Christchurch School, and commenced his career when quite a lad in his father's foundry, —the late Mr D. Duncan having entered into . partnership in the business of agricultural implement maker with his brother, the-late'Mr P. Duncan. On the death of Mr D. Duncan the firm was.fonmed into a limited liability company, with Mr John Duncan as managing director and chairman, of the Board. He held that position up to a few months ago, when the state of his health necessitated his retirement from the- active management, though he still retained the position of Chairman of Directors. Though not very prominent in public matters, Mr Duncan took a keen personal interest in - everything pertaining to the •welfare of the city. He was for some years a member of the General Committee of-the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association, and a member of that committee at the! time of his death. He took a great interest in volunteering, and was at ono time a sergeant in the E Battery, the oldest volunteer corps in Canterbury, it having been formed out of No. 1 Company C.R.V. Mr Duncan was at one time. an officer of the Fire Police, a body which did good service in connection with the protection of salvage goods at fires. He was at-the time oi his death a member of Civic Masonic Ledge. Some twenty-five years ago he married a daughter of Mrs. M.. Orr, of this city, and leaves a widow and three children. '»".
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MR JOHN DUNCAN, Press, Volume LXV, Issue 13537, 25 September 1909
MR JOHN DUNCAN Press, Volume LXV, Issue 13537, 25 September 1909
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