Michael Terence “Terry” Duggan passed away peacefully on July 10, 2021, in Kamloops, BC. Terry, the youngest child of Mary (Maher) and Thomas George Duggan, was born on June 16, 1929 in Schreiber, Ontario, where the family lived before their move to Fort William (now Thunder Bay, Ontario).
Terry is survived by: sons Michael “Mike” (Diane), and Terrence “Terry” (Bunny); daughters Maureen “Mo” (Ken) MacKinlay and Susan “Sue” (Wolf) Nickel; daughter-in-law Maureen “Mo” Duggan; sister Virginia Kohar; sister-in-law Susan Crozier; brother-in-law Cecil Massicotte; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Terry was predeceased by his wife Eleanor “El” (Gibb) in 1991, his daughter Kathryne “Kitty” in 2005, his son Richard “Rick” in 2021. He was also predeceased by: his parents; sisters Shirley Angus, Aurelia O’Gorman, and Loreen Massicotte; and brother Thomas Duggan.
Terry worked as an accountant in mines across Northern Canada, moving from the Coldstream Mine (west of Thunder Bay), to North Bay and Wawa in Ontario, and then to La Ronge, Saskatchewan. After enduring many cold winters he was delighted to move his family to beautiful BC and settle in Ashcroft, working for the Bethlehem mine, now part of Highland Valley Copper. His final position before retirement brought him to Kamloops in 1978 as Accountant and Comptroller for the Teck Cominco Afton Mine site.
Terry was a kind, thoughtful, intelligent man with a dry, wicked sense of humour. He had an interest in history and politics, Roman history and American politics especially. He read voraciously on various topics, both fiction and non-fiction. Terry was a tennis enthusiast who loved to play the game and follow the professional tennis circuit. He was always grateful for the friendship and companionship of the many people he met through tennis. Terry enjoyed travelling and pursued this interest in his retirement by spending many winters in Hawaii and taking many trips to Europe with family and friends. He was a life-long keen hiker; early on, he led hikes for his kids when they were young and later Terry enjoyed hiking with El in the hills around Kamloops: more recently he regularly enjoyed hiking in Kenna Cartwright Park with his friend Nels Vollo.
Terry (and El) had a reputation for being wonderful hosts and their home was always welcoming of visitors. It did not matter if it was Terry and El’s friends, or the many friends of their children, the Duggan home was always open and welcoming to all – El would just “put a few more potatoes in the pot” and everyone gathered around for an evening of good conversation and laughter.
The family wishes to reiterate the words Terry used in a note to caregivers at Pinegrove Care shortly after his admission: “thank you for your kind hospitality”. We are so appreciative of the kind, compassionate care given to Terry by Dr. Howie and the Pinegrove team over the past 2 1/2 years.
A Celebration of Terry’s Life will take place at 4:00 pm on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at St. Andrews on the Square (159 Seymour St., Kamloops).
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choice or the Kamloops Hospice.
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