We have just learned of the passing of one of Australia’s bluegrass pioneers Chris Duffy who died yesterday after a battle with cancer.
Chris, died peacefully at 6:45pm last night at the Caritas Christi hospice in Melbourne. Chris was surrounded by his close friends and family.
Chris Duffy was an exceptional man – an extraordinary musician, a man with wide interests and a deep well of knowledge, a gourmet and fine cook, a lover of the quirky and the fine. We will miss him very much but we know he’s up there somewhere having a jam with Doc and Earle. Be at peace, Chris, you were a great friend and a witty, idiosyncratic and very fine musician – Peggy Daroesman Carer.
We hope to compile a webpage tribute to Chris over the coming days. Please send your thoughts and memories of Chris via the contact form below.
Details for Chris’s funeral and cremation:
It will start at 11.15 sharp on Saturday 28 July, at the Wilson Chapel at Springvale Botanical Crematorium. Street address is 600 Princes Highway, Springvale, Vic 3171. The cemetery map is here and the Wilson Chapel is at J15-K15, lower left hand side of map.