Robert Walter "Bob" Duench

Robert (Bob) Duench

November 18, 1936 – January 9, 2022

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Duench. After a lengthy battle of dementia, Bob went peacefully home to be with the Lord and Saviour on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of Patricia Duench (nee McCarley), and loving father to his children Drina Kurschinski (Bob), Chris Duench (Wendy), Kelly Hamilton (Rob), Lisa Stephens (Rick). Cherished grandfather to Kellen, Kara, Stephanie, Taylor, Connor, Shanna and Lindsay. Very proud great-grandfather to Luke, Renee and Isabella.  Bob will also be deeply missed by his much loved triplet sister, Judy Biesinger (Larry). And we can’t forget his golden retriever fur baby – Dixie.

Predeceased by his parents, Carl and Ethel (Ainsworth) Duench, infant brother Bruce, and triplet sisters Patricia Henrich (Pond) and Susan Ward.

Bob was born and raised in Elmira where he grew up with triplet sisters, built the family home, and established his life career at B&L Metals, retiring in June 2000. Bob enjoyed many outdoor sports, particularly fishing, skiing and camping. Bob was truly a family man; he enjoyed many gatherings with family and friends for 52 years at “Bob’s Bay” cottage in Southampton. Lake Huron was Bob’s tranquility and peace, and you could often find him just watching the lake from his la-z-boy chair, with of course a dog in his lap.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira, with a funeral service taking place at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel. Proof of vaccination and masks are required. Please call 519-669-2207 to register your attendance for the visitation and/or service. The service will be livestreamed and can be accessed on Bob’s tribute page of the funeral home website.

Donations to Alzheimer Society, MS Society, or the KW Humane Society would be appreciated by the family, and may be made through the funeral home.


To donate direct, please send cheques or donate online to the charity of your choice. Call us at the funeral home, 519-669-2207 and we will place a card to the family (as always, we still accept cash or cheque at the funeral home)

Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington
831 Frederick St.                                    
Kitchener, ON N2B 2B4

KW Humane Society
250 Riverbend Dr.
Kitchener, ON N2B 2E9

MS Society of Ontario
Grand River Chapter
233-1145 Concession Road
Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4L5