Reginald Duane Ditchfield

Born: Tue., Jun. 23, 1959
Died: Sun., Sep. 10, 2017


1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 16, 2017
Location: 900 Highway 533, Mattawa

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1:00 PM Sat., Sep. 16, 2017
Location: 900 Highway 533, Mattawa

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Ditchfield, Reginal Duane  - of North Bay, Ontario, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the age of 58 following a year-long battle with lung cancer.

Duane was born to parents Reginald & Madeleine Ditchfield in Cochrane, Ontario.  Duane was the youngest of three, oldest brother, Gerry Ditchfield, and older sister (since deceased) Diedre Ditchfield.

Duane served many of his happiest years in the militia, serving with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, and will be missed by so many. 

There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony held in Mattawa on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 900, Highway 533 from 1 pm.  Cancer Foundation website for donations in his memory has been set up at

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   Posted Wed September 13, 2017
duane was not militia he was battalion reg force and a true soldier gonna miss you brother chimo

rick beaulieu
   Posted Wed September 13, 2017
rest in piece my friend

Dave Scheller
   Posted Wed September 13, 2017
I always smile and utter Ditch when I hear your name, the laughter and friendship you brought to our table both threw our military life and civi life will forever be in our hearts....your contagious laugh and air guitar will always be remembered... I loved you my friend and I will miss you.....Condolences to family and friends

Wayne Joy
   Posted Wed September 13, 2017
I am very sorry and grieved to hear of my friend Duanes passing. It was a great pleasure to have known Duane as a good friend and an honor to have served with him in 1 PPCLI. You saved my life in Cyprus and I am thankful for that. He will be greatly missed. You have done a great service to your country Brother and it is time to stand down. You haven't really gone anywhere Duane, you are just on leave. I will miss you Brother and will see you at the Great RE- ORG. All good soldiers go to Heaven. RIP Brother.

Robert Yanisiew
   Posted Thu September 14, 2017
Duane was one of my brothers best friends growing up . I always liked Duane as he always was nice to me . I will always remember him as a very funny guy , he could always make you laugh ... Gone too soon . Thanks for your service ... R.I.P. my friend

Ron St-Cartier
   Posted Thu September 14, 2017
R.I.P. Duane. You Have Been A Friend To So Many Over The Years. Your Ability To Make People Laugh And Feel Part Of Will Be Missed Tremendously.

Mervin Cheechoo
   Posted Thu September 14, 2017
Sad to hear of Duane's passing ! He was the first to befriend me/us when we came from north to attend high school in Timmins. Condolences to Gerry "Spider" Ditchfield !

Elizabeth (Sears) Portugie
   Posted Fri September 15, 2017
My sincere condolences to Duane's family. I had the pleasure of seeing him here in Timmins and enjoying a beer and reminiscing old school times and his stories. RIP my old friend.

Don Yanisiew
   Posted Fri September 15, 2017
I meet Duane in grade 8 and since then, we stayed friends for life. Together, we experienced a lot, traveled all-over the place, accomplished a lot and played way too much hockey together. It is with a heavy heart that I think of one of my best friends. RIP Duane.

Bagnell. Bernadette
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
Friend of your Mom ( I worked at RBC before retiring) meet you once ....your Mom talked very well of you and love you dearly .... was sorry to hear of your passing

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