Saundercook0001 (2)David ‘Duke’ Saundercook, 73, of Wasaga Beach, Ontario, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday July 5, 2013 after a battle with cancer.   Dave was born in Midland, Ontario on July 30, 1939 and grew up in Port McNicoll. After 30-plus years of service at CP, CN and VIA Rail, Dave retired to Sugar Bush in Horseshoe Valley, later moving to Wasaga Beach where he loved to kayak, bike and feed his deer.  Beloved husband of Janice Wood, Dave is survived by his daughters Kathy and Susan from his first marriage to the late Robin Saundercook (nee Johnstone, d.1999); his sister Betty Ann Coyne- Dubeau (nee Saundercook) and her husband Paul; and the rest of his family and friends. Dave is preceded in death by his parents, Lorne and Mary Kathleen Saundercook (nee Doucette); and his brother Lorne Saundercook; and his best friend and canine companion Hutchie. In keeping with Dave’s wishes, there will be no service. Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to

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