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Duncan M.D.

June 20, 1946 — July 28, 2021

Duncan M.D.

Duncan Robert Alan McInnes , M.D. age 75, of Lynnfield died Wednesday, July 28 at his home surrounded by family.

Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada on June 20, 1946 he was the son of the late John Duncan and Coline (Wedgwood) McInnes .

Rob was raised and educated in Kenora, Ontario, Canada. Following high school he attended the University of Toronto where he received his medical degree in 1971. He married Diane McInnes (Syrnyk) in 1968 and had two sons, Colin and Brandon. He continued his education with his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he then practiced for several years as the director of their fertility clinic. He married Lucie McInnes (Filiatrault) in 1988, adding children Jade and Alix to the family. He worked several years at St Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA, followed by a move to Boston Regional Medical Center, where he stayed until 1998. Rob then made his way to Massachusetts General Hospital where he worked as a fertility specialist until his retirement in 2016 at the age of 70.

An avid reader, he was always learning and had a lifelong curiosity. From high school valedictorian to fellowship mentoring later in his career, he loved and found great fulfillment in his work. Later in life, he and Lucie enjoyed RVing and visiting family, with many visits down to Florida with siblings and to Saskatoon and beyond. He was always dedicated to his patients, his wife, his children and grandchildren.

He was the beloved husband of Lucie (Filiatrault) McInnes . He was the loving father of Colin McInnes of Saskatoon, Canada, Brandon McInnes of Saskatoon, Jade Tanner and her husband Jayson of North Smithfield, RI and Alix Berube of Tewksbury, MA. He was the brother of Lynne Thompson and her husband Ross of Stonewall, Canada and Bill McInnes and his wife Chris of Mount Horeb, WI. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Dylan and Tia McInnes , Isabelle, Myles, and Quinn Tanner, and Hailey and James Berube.

Funeral Services will be private. Arrangements were in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Resolve New England, an organization providing resources and information to families dealing with infertility.

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