Kelly Scott Duke passed away unexpectedly on April 29, 2024, in New Westminster, BC at the age of 53.

Kelly will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lara (Moore), his sons Noah (18) and Spencer (16), his mom Carol Anne Duke (Skippon) of Sidney, and brothers Robert Duke (Nicole Mion) of Vancouver, Steven Duke of Calgary, and Marty Duke of Calgary. He is predeceased by his dad Paul Duke (2018) of Calgary.

Kelly adored his sons. He loved watching them play sports and being a constant source of goodness and unconditional love in their lives. His devotion and love for Lara was evident in big ways and small daily acts of kindness. He was an active member of the New Westminster soccer community and worked tirelessly to make soccer accessible to low-income kids in the community. Kelly was a committed leader as the Director, Capital Projects and Facilities Planning at Fraser Health Authority where he worked for 22 years.

Kelly loved music and had a desire to learn to play drums. In the last five years, Kelly attended multiple music festivals and concerts across the continent where he enjoyed the music vibe while spreading his light, generosity, and fun-loving spirit to everyone he met. He had a huge heart, an endearing smile, and a zest for having fun that is hard to match.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 1:00 PM at Kearney Columbia-Bowell Chapel,  219 - 6th Street, New Westminster, BC. There will be live streaming of the service accessible for folks. 

Legacy Streaming: https://www.legacystreaming.com/burquitlam-funeral-home/

In addition, the family is planning a celebration of this summer for Kelly. This form at https://forms.gle/1gFtffqw9wVyVrG77 has been set up to collect details of everyone who would like to be kept in the loop about the event.   

In lieu of flowers and in consideration of Kelly’s love for music, donations can be made to:

The Roots of Music which empowers the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic support, and mentorship, while preserving and promoting the unique musical and cultural heritage of our city.

Donate here https://therootsofmusic.org/donate/  

Sarah McLachlan School of Music that strengthens the well-being of children, youth, and adults 55+ by providing barrier free access to the transformative power of musical learning, expression and community.

Donate here https://www.sarahschoolofmusic.com/donatenow