“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” Philippians 1:6
God called Paul (Ducky) Duckworth home suddenly, on Tuesday February 2, 2021. He was an amazing best friend and husband to Wilma (Gerrits) Duckworth for 38 years but their love story started on their day of birth, when they were born in the same hospital, twenty minutes apart
He fiercely loved his children Mark (Kelsey) Duckworth and Laura Duckworth (Chiraag Gupta) who were his best part of himself. Being their father was the proudest moments of his life. He was so proud of the wonderful adults they have become, now his legacy. He would have loved to see more of their lives but it was not meant to be. Some of his brightest shining moments, that had his heart bursting with love, was becoming Papa to his favourite little people Landon, Hannah and Norah Duckworth.
He was the youngest of nine children and a pesky, good-humoured little brother that his siblings will miss. He leaves behind siblings: Janet (Jim) Sherratt, William (Julie) Duckworth, Carol (Peter) Vanderheyden, Judith Patricia Duckworth and Peter Duckworth. He was much loved brother-in-law to Henk Gerrits, Alice & Will Nonkes and Tim Gerrits , Joanne Duckworth and Shirley Erb. He also leaves behind his many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and a great- great niece, all of whom Paul loved and loved joking with. He also had close bonds with his cousins that cannot be broken.
He was predeceased by his mother June (Garrick) Taylor, step-father Harold Taylor and his father Harold (Sam) Duckworth, his father-in-law, Berend Jan Gerrits and his mother-in-law, Johanna Gerrits. He will be reunited with his siblings, sister Mary Rabinowe, brothers John and Rick Duckworth and sister-in-law Carolyn Duckworth. Heaven is going to be loud.
Paul was completely content and enjoyed a simple life, always with good humour and thankful to God. He loved his Pittsburgh Penguins, hamburgers - oh did I mention hamburgers - and a good glass of wine. He loved when his family was together. Simple pleasures brought great joy! Our hearts are breaking and we will miss him so much.
Till we meet again by the Grace of God, who holds you until I can again. Forever loved and will never be forgotten. Love Worm
We plan to have a visitation and celebration of life at a later time, when we can do it the way Paul would have wanted.
Donations in his honour can be sent to Alexandra Marine and General Hospital or the Deacons at Trinity Christian Reformed Church in Goderich, where he served multiple times, to be used for those in need.
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