On behalf of Duncan Spence

Sadly but peacefully my husband Duncan Spence succumbed to his ten year life with cancer and died on Thursday 21st July 2022. His final days were spent surrounded by family and his friends were in touch. This has been a one hell of a journey for him and one which he readily shared as only he could. His words were his passion, how to express using language to engage in friendly discourse to reach as many people as possible was always his aim. Fascinated by different view points, interested in everyone’s take on whatever subject came up, not afraid to seek a truth and find a common ground. Before he died he held his book. The biggest achievement yet and oh how happy he was.! It is available on kindle and will shortly be in paperback and hard back too. His funeral will be held in Cupar at 1.30pm New Cemetery there is also a live stream for those who would like to attend but can’t. I will try and link the funeral details and live stream in another post. My husband loved to write and his only wish was to engage with the world, equally interested in others words too.. Thank you for reading. Shona

Author: Duncan Spence

Mountaineer, retired bicycle messenger, philosopher, wordsmith, proofreader, Dutch translator.

11 thoughts on “On behalf of Duncan Spence”

  1. Crikey I loved reading his stories and how he was still climbing those mountains, this is the first off me hearing of his death, my sincere condolences to his family, he was a talented brave & funny man.. x

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  2. I look forward to the man’s book coming out Shona.
    An email from ‘It’s Shite Being Scottish’ always gave me a wee lift. When I first came across the name of the site I knew I would appreciate the writer’s take on things and so it proved.

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  3. Hi Shona, I did leave a comment on the blog, but it disappeared. I was very honoured to have known your husband, if only for a short time, and I feel deeply saddened at his passing. He was a gentleman in the fullest sense of that word. My deepest sympathies go to you and the family at this very sad time in your lives. Lorn Campbell.

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  4. So very sorry to read this sad news . I enjoyed Duncans blogs . May he rest in power and my deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss x

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  5. Love and peace to you and the rest of your family. I only met Duncan through his journal and will miss his frank discussions.
    Jonathan

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  6. So very sorry for your Loss . Duncan will be sadly missed by all who knew him . I only knew him by his blogs , which l loved . My deepest condolences to you and your family , may Duncan rest in power .

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  7. I am so sorry to hear this. Having had a husband with a parallel life, loved the mountains, desperate to finish his book before he died, I followed Duncan’s blog with an awful sense of deja vu. One day they will be able to root out all cases of prostate cancer on diagnosis, but having fallen for false hopes with our 12 year old grand-daughter who died of bowel cancer, I know you have to add at least 1 zero to all estimates of how long some new procedure will take to be able to help. I can have a faint guess at what you’re going through. Being warned for 10, 11, 12 years should have helped, but I found it didn’t. I hope it didn’t depress Duncan too much sending by tribute to R. I should have realsied it was a bit too close to home. Thinking of you.

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  8. Hi, Shona, Lorn Campbell here. I am so sad to hear of your husband’s death. We had a number of good debates and talks, and I shall miss him and his humour and forbearance. I am very glad to have known him, if only for a short while. Very best wishes to you and all the family, and please accept my deepest sympathy at this terribly sad time for you all.

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