Big turnout for funeral of popular window cleaner

Popular window cleaner John 'Sneck' Duncan.
Popular window cleaner John 'Sneck' Duncan.

There was a big turnout at Kirkcaldy crematorium for the funeral of popular Cupar window clearer John (Sneck) Duncan.

Born, raised and educated in Cupar, where he spent his entire 81 years, Sneck worked in a butcher’s shop in the town after leaving Bell Baxter High School.

Before starting out on his own as a window cleaner 35 years ago, he was a steel erector and crane driver with local engineers Houston’s, as well as a labourer with building companies.

He was still working until last year, keeping all his clients in the Cupar area up to date with the latest local news and gossip.

An all-round handyman, Sneck would readily offer his services to anyone in need.

During his time at Adamson Hospice – where he passed away – he kept fellow patients and staff entertained with his wise-cracking and constant stream of jokes.

A keen walker in the glens with his wife, Annie, Sneck is survived by his family, grandchildren and great-grandson.