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Dec 20, 1953 - Nov 1, 2023
Friday, November 17, 2023
Graveside funeral will be held at Diamond Valley Cemetery on Nov.17, 2023 at 1 pm.
You are also welcome to join us at Central Hall at 2pm for coffee and refreshments.
Engman, Duane Robert
1953 - 2023
Duane Robert Engman passed away suddenly Nov.1,2023 at Stoney Plain Alberta at the age of 69. Duane was the first of four boys born to Val and George Engman on Dec.20, 1953 at Eckville Ab. Duane was raised on the family farm with his three brothers, attending school in Spruceview, helping his parents with the jobs associated with a mixed farm. Duane left school in 1970 and went to work at the Dam being built west of Nordegg which is now Abraham Lake. From there he went to work in the oilpatch, working on the rigs, hauling oil for local trucking companies, setting up his own welding truck and doing everything from welding casing bowls to structural. Duane spent a number of years working in Fort McMurray until the fires ravaged the area and work slowed down. Moving to B.C. working on the TMX pipeline operating heavy cranes and eventually managing site crews.
Duane is survived by his brother Les (Gwen), and their children Levi and Dalton, Brother Greg (Deb), and their children Kim and Carley. Brother Maurice (Marla), and their children Connor, Tannis, and Meggan, Duane is also survived by greatnieces and nephews, his Uncle Stan Burns and Aunt Mary Dobia, numerous cousins and friends.
Duane was predeceased by his parents Val and George and a niece Erica Engman.
Graveside funeral will be held at Diamond Valley Cemetery on Nov.17, 2023 at 1 pm. You are also welcome to join us at Central Hall at 2pm for coffee and refreshments.
Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626
Emily Green nee: Shippelt:
Our condolences to all who share it what I can only imagine would be great stories. He was an older neighbor boy so only heard the stories. I have enjoyed some coffee visit at the farm and stories around camp fires but never truknew him...
Blessed be his Journey.
Sorry for your loss
Jay Jay :
My heartfelt condolences to Duane’s many friends and family. He had a way of brightening anyones day with his huge smile and his chuckle. You will be missed by so many, my dear old friend.
Sad to hear about Duane.
Always enjoyed having a chat and a laugh at the farm or running into him in the patch!
My condolences to the Engman family.
Susan and Dennis Hindbo:
Our sincere condolences to the Engman families.
I met Dwayne many years ago. He was an amazing man. I will miss him dearly. My thoughts are with his family.
Deepest Condolences to Duane's Family. Duane was a pleasure to work with and always had a smile on his face.
Russ Eastwood :
You’ll be miss Cowboy , my you “LIFT” in pease
We will miss cowboy all your friends in construction
Heartfelt condolences to all of Dwaynes family. He will be missed by all who knew him.
I met Duane in 2006 at Firebag site North of Fort McMurray. Didn't take long to realize what an outstanding man he was. If it had wheels or tracks he made runnimg it look easy and during non work hours he only improved on that realization.
He was one if a kind and the world is a lesser place without him.
Thoughts are with all of the Engman family at this time.
Steve & Marilyn Hunford:
Our condolences to Les, Greg, Maurice and family.
Too young. Fond memories and best wishes.
Deepest sympathy to the entire family.
Everyone has a childhood hero. Mine was Duane. He would take me on jobs when he was babysitting me. I learned a lot of stuff from him. Thank you Duane.
Fred and Sheila Robin:
Our sincerest condolences to the entire family.
Rob and Deb Pearson:
I met Dwayne at a Leedale dance many years ago and we enjoyed a few drinks and stories Myself being in the oil patch I would run into Dwayne from time to time in the most unexpected places. He always had that friendly face and always time to visit. Our condolences to his family
Ken Josie Frid:
So sorry for the family’s loss
Lynda Haarstad Petten:
My thoughts are with each family member at this time. May your memories help ease the pain you are feeling today.
So very sorry for your loss
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