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Obituary for Duane Kocela

Duane Andrew Kocela of Kincardine, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022, surrounded by his family.

Duane was predeceased by his loving wife, Cindy. Dear loving father of Melissa (Zack) Smith of Kincardine, Christopher (Erin) of Tiverton, Jennifer of Kincardine, and Brelynne (Dylan) Sayle of Kincardine. Proud grandfather of Mayah, Hannah, Felicia, Bennett, Orion, Dalilah, Penelope, Jewel, Elia, Caden and Layla. Beloved son of the late John and Valerie Kocela of Windsor. Fondly remembered by his brothers, Manuel Kocela of Windsor, John Kocela of Vancouver and predeceased by his loving brother Gary Kocela of Kelowna.

Cremation has taken place and Duane’s family will be holding a private memorial.

A celebration of life and a charitable round of golf benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada, will take place in the summer of 2022. Details will be announced in spring of 2022 and can be found on Duane’s memorial page at

Duane’s dearest wish was that his friends and loved ones would gather to celebrate his life, and not mourn his passing.