Duncan Alistair Laing Winton
COLCHESTER – Duncan Alistair Laing Winton, 63, died peacefully on Thursday, June 10, 2014 at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, surrounded by his loving family, following a valiant battle with cancer.
Duncan was born in Stoneyburn, Scotland on June 5, 1951, the son of Duncan Sinclair and Margaret (Wright ) Winton. Duncan was very proud of his Scottish heritage.
He graduated from Iberville School in Longueuil, Quebec.
On July 1, 1978, he married Terry Ann Chadwick in Colchester.
Duncan had a zest for life and was always on the go. He loved to play golf and was a diehard Montreal Canadiens fan.
Duncan had worked as a Quality Control Manager at Velan Valve, owned his own construction company called Jaycor, performed Quality Consulting, was responsible for the final inspection of the Airtrain at JFK Airport and lastly was very successful as an Independent Agent selling Long Term Health Care, and was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
Intermixed with his work career, Duncan and a friend began the first AAA Summer Hockey Program in Vermont. At the same time, he received his Product Management degree from Villanova and in 1994 was naturalized a U.S. Citizen.
Duncan loved helping others when he could and was an anonymous philanthropist.
Duncan is survived by his wife Terry and their three wonderful children, Jamie Winton and his wife Casie of Colchester, Corey Winton and his wife Ashley of Milton and Stacey Simard and her husband Jonathan of South Hero, and by his grandchildren Isabelle, Annalise, Evelyn, Rhyden, and Jacob. Duncan is also survived by his brother-in-law, Michael Chadwick, whom he thought of as a son, by his brothers Derek Winton of Kingston, Ontario and James Winton of Brossard, Quebec and by many beloved nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton.
Memorials in Duncan’s memory may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Drive, Williston, VT 05495.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home with inurnment following in the Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington.
Online condolences may be made to www.minorfh.com.