It is with deep sorrow and sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of Carlos “Chuck” Duque with his loving wife Rosa by his side. Dearly beloved father of Dylan and Evan, son of the late Urbano and Maria Duque, his siblings; Durvalino, Margaret, Dimas and Linda, his many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved.
Chuck suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2015 and was on the road to recovery, making great strides throughout his journey. Chuck was a warrior and fought the good fight with much determination to make it through these obstacles and beat all odds, but a very late cancer diagnosis (October 2019) is what he succumbed to.
His loving wife pushed him to reach great heights in his recovery and he made great impressions. Chuck impressed us with relearning to eat, speak, making progress in his mobility but at times fatigued as it was the cancer that was preventing him from following his dreams to one day return to some sort of normalcy.
Prior to his injury Chuck enjoyed refereeing soccer, playing golf, dancing, travelling, fixing anything around the house in which he took great pride and it was shown in his beautiful smile. Chuck was an employee of Ontario Power Generation for 25 years and prior to that he worked at Control Data.
Our family are thankful for the support we received from family, friends, and coworkers who visited often and provided encouragement, his physiotherapist, Anna Szczecina who worked her magic on Chuck for nearly four years.
We are saddened by our loss, but Chuck be assured that no rock will be left unturned as we will continue to fight the good fight in your honor. We love you and will forever miss you. Rest In Peace.