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Duncan S McKean

September 8, 1957 ~ November 17, 2018 (age 61)

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, Duncan McKean, 61, peacefully left this earthly existence to begin new projects and share his many talents in other realms.   All who knew him are saddened and shocked by the recent diagnosis of esophageal cancer that took him from us entirely too soon.

Duncan was a master craftsman, a self-taught musician, a seeker of knowledge and a philosopher.  No challenge in construction, music or life deterred him; he delighted in problem solving, using creative approaches to achieve his vision.    His craftsmanship remains in many homes and businesses throughout the Salt Lake Valley, a lasting legacy to his skills.    His greatest accomplishments included renovations to his home and to his favorite place on earth, the cabin his parents built near Woodland, UT.    He achieved his dream in owning the cabin, his little piece of heaven in the mountains.  

Duncan was born September 8, 1957 in Salt Lake City, UT, the youngest child of Alvin B and Norma P McKean.  He is survived by his wife, Betty Williams, his cat, Goon, sister Claire McKean-Pett (Rip), brother Kelly (Barbara), niece Ruby Johnson, nephews Shane Edwards, Isaac Tolpinrud (Audrey), and Wyatt McKean (Yasmine), brother-in-law Sam Collett and a loving circle of extended family, friends and clients.   He was preceded in death by infant sister, Shelly, father Al, mother Norma, sister Susan McKean-Collett and many beloved cats too numerous to name.

In memory of Duncan, follow his example: enjoy life, play music, do everything with passion and love what you do.  A celebration of Duncan’s life will be held after April 2019.  Guestbook to post messages for the family is available at: HolbrookMortuary.com   

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