A Legacy of Love

Remembering Muriel Duckworth, Her Later Years, 1996-2009

By Marion Douglas Kerans  

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Muriel Duckworth passed away August 22, 2009 in her one hundred and first year. In the weeks that followed memorial services were held in Austin Quebec, Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. People from across Canada recognized that her passing marked the end of an era and they wanted to not only remember her but to come together to be a part of her ongoing legacy of love. This book brings together stories from Muriel’s family and close friends from the past dozen years of her life. It is a collection of incredible tales of Muriel’s ability to reach out to people, her humour, her deep affection for her family, her ongoing activism and enduring political feistiness, her views on education, religion, death, war and love. The book is richly illustrated with photographs from Muriel’s later years.

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  • Introduction
  • Tributes to Muriel
  • A Celebration of Muriel’s 100th Birthday
  • How Muriel Kept On Going: Who and What Kept Her Going
  • Aging and Home Care
  • Muriel’s Influence on Friends of Every Age
  • Family Memories of Muriel
  • Eulogies of Muriel across the Country
  • Epilogue


  • Marion Douglas Kerans

    Marion Douglas Kerans, herself an activist, lives in Ottawa. She is the author of Muriel Duckworth: A Very Active Pacifist (Fernwood 1996).

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