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Duane Stewart Hall


Leading Seaman Radioman, C.A.F. (Navy)


Born: 19 Aug 1953


Died: 02 Jul 2023, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia


HALL, Duane Stewart - It is with great sadness that I, Mary (Lighthouse) MacLean share with you the sudden and unexpected loss of my dear, kind, witty husband Duane Stewart Hall of Mineville, NS, after 44 years together. He was 69 years old. Duane died from a heart attack on July 2nd, 2023 in Dartmouth, after a lovely meal and brilliant conversation at the home of good friends of ours.


Duane's career began as a Communications Technician in the Navy, serving on several ships before following in his father's (Stewart), footsteps and becoming a submariner. In the last years of his career he joined the Onondaga crew and made many long-lasting friendships there.


Duane was an avid backcountry long-distance hiker, and kayaker. His favourite destinations included Kejimkujik National Park, Pollett's Cove, and Cape Chignecto. He came home from his last adventure in Keji 3 days before he died. Duane's photos from this trip and many others can be seen on his Facebook page, and also on the sites, Friends of Keji Cooperating Associates, and Kejimkujik National Park Enthusiasts.


In 2004, he completed the International Appalachian Trail solo hike from Gaspe to Maine, 1079 kms in 6 weeks.


Recently Duane began playing the guitar again after his brother Shaun gave him one of his beautiful guitars.


Duane is survived by his wife Mary MacLean, mother Shirley Elizabeth (Power) Hall, brother Stacy Gene Hall (Arni), and sister-in-law Rebecca Leano (Shaun). He was predeceased by his father Stewart Willis Hall and brother Shaun Bruce Hall.


Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St, Dartmouth. There will be no visitation or service.


Duane, you will be forever loved and missed by me, and all your friends and family, including numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.


Happy Trails Duane. Keep Gumby close. (Atlantic Funeral Home)


Ships served in:


HMCS ONONDAGA - Served in ONONDAGA as a LS.RM. Duane was part of the 1984 Re-Dedication crew.



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