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J. Robert "Bob" Duxbury


J. Robert "Bob" Duxbury

I am saddened to announce the peaceful passing of J. Robert "Bob" Duxbury, 85, on Friday, January 31, 2020. Born June 18, 1934 in Amherst at the Duxbury home on Albion St., he was son of the late J. Raymond and Marcie (LeBlanc) Duxbury and Baby brother to the late Lorraine Duxbury.

He had a career as a painter with Albert Rayworth and later Summit Construction (Jack Wood). He had a great passion for the Amherst Fire Department, he joined in 1961 and retired as Captain on the Hook and Ladder Company in 1996. He loved to read, dance and enjoyed all music.  He played basketball, darts, bowled, and followed curling. He enjoyed many trips to Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Alaska, Yukon, and Hawaii, the Rose Bowl in California, also, several bus trips to Branson, across Canada and USA.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Alice Mae (MacPherson), who would have been married 62 years on February 15. They met at Fenwick Maples and danced "Across Texas".

Besides his parents and sister, he was predeceased by his father and mother-in-law, Mary and Ted MacPherson, who loved him like their own son, sister-in-law Meri and nieces, Laura Elvie and Gwen.

Alice would like to thank Dr. Sharif, Dr. Samad, and Trish Melborne, Moncton Hospital, Dr. K. Bienkowski, Tracy, Blood Clinic Nurses, and ER at the Amherst Hospital, VON, and Lawton’s Pharmacy.  She would also like to thank for the visits and company of his many friends, Allan, Rhonda, best girl Jana, coffee girls, Peg and Debbie, Breakfast buddies, Anita, Austin, Carol and Dave, Moncton delight with Duane and Miriam, the support of Sr. Teresa and so many dear friends.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). Alice will receive visitors on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. Burial will take place in the Amherst Cemetery in the Spring.  In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Blood Services at 1-888-2 Donate (1-888-236-6283) or the charity of your choice. Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Bob’s online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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Visitation Time
2-4 p.m.
Visitation Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre