James "Billy" William Duncan
The passing of James "Billy" William Duncan, of Oak Bay NB, occurred peacefully at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen NB on November 11, 2023 with his longtime partner, Arlene, family and friends by his side. Born in Saint John NB on November 27, 1954, he was a son of the late Samuel and Marion Duncan.
Billy is survived by his partner Arlene and family, his sister, Heather, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Billy was predeceased by his mom, dad and brother Malcolm, and his beloved fur baby, Buddy.
Prior to his illness, Billy worked as a very dedicated truck driver for several road crews and construction companies within the Saint John area. He could always be seen coming to work early with a lineup of traffic behind him (90 was his best highway fuel milage). He worked long hours and never missed a day, always getting up early, and getting home late with all his travel. Billy lived this way right until the end when the illness finally made him hang up his hardhat.
A true car guy, in his early days Billy drove Stock Cars at Hammond River Raceway in Nauwigewauk. He had a passion for all that was automotive and loved buying and trading cars, with his family losing count of just how many cars he had owned over the years. When able, Billy could be found attending car races or watching Nascar on TV. He also had a well-known sense of humor which followed him right up until the very end. He will be truly missed by all who had the honor of knowing him, whether it be from work or at one of the local coffee shops, he was well known wherever he went.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be a graveside service held at the Trinity Church Cemetery, Kingston NB on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 1:00 pm followed by a celebration of his life at the Trinity Parish Hall (3946 Route 845, Kingston NB) from 1:30 - 4:30 pm. In Billy’s memory, donations to Chalotte County Cancer would be appreciated by the family.