Charles Duby

Charles Waldorf "Wally" Duby

August-07-1924 - May-01-2024

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Obituary of Charles Waldorf Duby

Duby, Wally

April 7th, 1924 – May 1st, 2024

Charles Waldorf "Wally" Duby was born on August 7, 1924, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to Charles Edward ("Charlie") and Violet (née Daniel) Duby. 

Growing up on the prairies during the Great Depression, he graduated high school at a time when doing so was unusual, and he was known for being a highly intellectual person. In April of 1942, at age 17, he volunteered to be in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and he served overseas in Europe during World War II, achieving the rank of Flight Sergeant.  After the war, he was briefly in the restaurant business, after which he became a licensed mechanic and worked for Perkins Motors in Perth. 

On September 25, 1948, he married E. Joyce McElvie Robert, and they were married for 42 years, until she passed away on January 10th, 1991.  Along with their children, they ran a successful dairy farm, for which they even received awards for shipping clean milk. Later in life, they transitioned to raising beef cattle. He was quite well-known in the Balderson, Lanark and Perth areas, and he always loved to have an excuse to talk to someone. Wally was a one-of-a-kind individual, who especially prided himself on his German and Mohawk ancestry, and he strived to be, as he would call it, "broad-minded".   

He is predeceased by his sisters Vada, Olga, Virginia, Fraulein and Zeta; survived by his brother (Victor), his children (Rick, Bryan, Chris, Beth, Barb and Gwen), and grandchildren (Quinn and Michael). 

The arrangements have been held privately.  Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth.