HOLLIS- Guy V. Duff, born October 18, 1926 passed peacefully into Heaven on November 5, 2019. He was born in East Hodgdon, Maine, the fifth child of ten to Maurice C. Duff and Ruth M. (Barton) Duff. Predeceased by brothers Raymond, Glen and Harold and sister Louise, he is survived by sisters Norma married to Richard Benoit residing in Adams, NY and Margaret married to Bob Smith residing in East Hodgdon, ME and brothers George married to Mary Hocking residing in Lancaster, PA, Leon married to Barbara Johnson residing in Vassalboro, ME and Oland (Butch) married to Alice London residing in Waldoboro, ME.
Guy and his wife Lois (Cook) of 60 years before she left for Heaven, served as missionaries to the Philippines from 1959 until 1971. They raised three sons, Stephen married to Michelle Rohach residing in Sanbornville, NH, Vernon residing in St. Petersburg, FL, and David married to Joette Goodwin residing in Agawam, MA. In 2011 he married Sandra Niles and two families became one with Steve, Vernon and David joining Douglas married to Tammy Brown residing in Cornish, ME, Carolyn married to Tim Gendron residing in Hollis, ME, David married to Kathy Hogarth residing in Hollis, ME, Cynthia married to Harvey Libby residing in Waterboro, ME and Darren residing in Lyman, ME. Together they have 17 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
He worked as a missionary, pastored a church in Goodwin’s Mills, Maine from 1972-77 and in Milpitas, California from 1977-79. He was an assistant pastor for ten years in South Berwick, Maine from 1979-89 and then became Missions Director for Greater Grace World Outreach where he served and cared for many missionaries until he retired in 2005. After Lois passed into Heaven in 2009 he met Sandra Niles while visiting Grace Bible Church in Gorham, Maine. They married and he happily settled in Hollis Maine where they attended Grace Bible Church and loved their children and grandchildren.
The reciting of the many facts about his life do not do justice to the Father, Grandfather and beloved Pastor that he was. He will be missed beyond measure, but our glorious hope in the Heavenly Father assures us all that this is a temporary parting and we will be reunited on that peaceful shore.
A private burial service will be held on Thursday, November 14th. A memorial service will be held for all family and friends on Saturday, November 16th, at 3:00 pm followed by refreshments in the Fellowship Hall at Grace Bible Church, 74 Deering Road, Gorham, ME.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Grace Bible Church Missions Fund.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service, Buxton, www.mainefuneral.com
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