The family wishes to announce the passing of Duane Grasse on July 4th, 2021 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Born on October 10th, 1951 in Fredericton Junction, he was the son of the late Eugene and Irma Grasse.
Duane retired from Base Gagetown after 34 years of dedicated service. He was a very fun loving person. His passion was working in the woods, as well as helping his friends and others, but first and foremost he strived to provide for his family. He had a love for Harley Davidson and loved making his cross country trips with the boys and was extremely proud of his Harley. He was very excited to attend the Tail of the Dragon bike run with his bike family but "Louie" will be there in spirit picking up the rear. He loved his gatherings at the Geary Petro Can and the Sour Grape, but when Covid hit he enjoyed getting his coffee at McDonald’s and having great chats with Dylan. He looked forward to going to the camp for annual moose hunts, as well as fishing trips with Gus. He will be missed at the drag strip but the Camero will still be there burning rubber.
He is survived by his son, Jody (Katherine); granddaughters, Victoria (Stuart), Mckenna, Morganl; girlfriend, Dawn Kavanaugh; special friends, #2 son Jody Chappelle and #3 son "The Captain"; sister in law Susan; nieces, Sherry (Gus), Samantha; great nieces, Jasmine and Jayden; extended family, Devyn (Tyler, Kash, Karter). He will also be greatly missed by aunts, uncles, cousins and a tremendous amount of friends.
Duane is predeceased by his parents Eugene and Irma Grasse, his brother Steven Grasse, niece Sabrina Grasse, infant son Jeremy Grasse and infant granddaughter Madison Grasse.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of the palliative care unit, as well as the oncology department at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital.
At his request, there will not be a visitation or funeral service but there will be a celebration of life at a later date. For those who wish, donations in Duane’s memory may be made to Geary Waterville French Lake Cemetery Committee.
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