Thomas Alfred Duggan

Passed 12/18/2022


Obituary For Thomas Alfred Duggan

Thomas Alfred Duggan, (82), born of Whites Lake (Hubbards) passed away peacefully on December 18th , 2022 surrounded by his loving immediate family in the Halifax Infirmary.

Tom enjoyed life and had a genuine interest in people. He enjoyed meeting new people, and would spark up a conversation with anyone and everyone he would meet. He had a deep passion for hunting, fishing, watching wildlife, specifically deer, buffalo, and different species of ducks and birds. He loved hosting get togethers, and could always be counted on to play his guitar for the crowd, all while having the odd taste of Captain Morgan to wet his whistle. Tom had a real green thumb and prided himself on keeping an immaculate yard. Tom enjoyed woodworking and created many beautiful creations throughout his time. Tom worked at a few places over his career in the plumbing and heating industry, with the biggest part being at Steen Contractors as a purchasing agent. Tom met his forever wife Doris Duggan (MacLeod) at a young age and fell in love and got married on August 11th 1978. They started a family with the birth of Tammy Marie Duggan (MacDonald). As a family they loved spending time with each other and going on road trips to such things as the fall harvest in the valley, visiting wildlife parks, and celebrating many holidays together. Being a kind and dependable father was of the utmost importance to Tom and he certainly did not disappoint when it came to wholeheartedly loving his family.

Tom is survived by his wife Doris Duggan, daughter Tammy MacDonald (Duggan), son in law Scott MacDonald, sister Thelma Ryan (Duggan), brothers Theodore Duggan, Donald Duggan (Ester Duggan), and Pat Duggan (Susan Duggan), and sister-in-law Debbie MacLean-Yeo, along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Beatrice Duggan, father Jack Duggan, brother Jim Duggan, sister Lillian Beazley (Duggan), sister-in-law Carol Moulton (Stillwell), Vaunda Duggan (Crozier), and brother-in-law Leo Beazley and John Yeo.

Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Donald K Walker Funeral Directors Ltd in Dartmouth. A church service will be held at St Vincent De Paul on Friday January 20th at 11 AM, with a reception to follow. His family will be present to welcome all friends and family.

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  • 01/11/2023

    Just hearing about Tommy, I worked with him years ago at Westburne and called on him when he worked for Bremnors. I can honestly say nobody can say a bad thing about him. He was the salt of the earth and I'm glad to have known him when I did. Sending condolences to everyone who was lucky enough to have know him RIP

  • 01/10/2023

    I am so happy we got the opportunity to have a wonderful get together supper last August with Uncle Tommy, Aunt Doris, Tammy, Scott, Dad(Teddy), Al(my husband) and me(Laurie) we had lots of laughs that evening, unbeknownst to us though... this would be the last time my dad ,Al and I would see Uncle Tommy again:( Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you all, May you Rest in Peace Uncle Tommy, you will be missed Love Laurie, Teddy, Kelsie and Al xoxo

  • 01/10/2023

    I am so sorry for your loss Tom and my dad worked together at Crane supply in Halifax . I remember Tom coming out to our house and playing Merle Haggard songs .he will be missed my thoughts and prayers go out to his Family My dads name was Tom Wakely. MY name is David.

  • 01/10/2023

    I remember bring so young but stayed over at house in lane in whites lake . parents were Vern and Joyce colp. Does anyone know why I remember eatting dollar chips in that tiny white house...sorry for your loss Duggan family....Donna colp Bennett.

  • 01/10/2023

    Tommy, sorry to see you go , Buddy, Always enjoyed our times together in the good old days. Our condolences to Doris and Tammy. Ron Maher and family

  • 01/10/2023

    Condolences to the family. Tom was a very kind man. We will always hold fond memories of our special times together. I am fortunate enough to have one of his precious wood working pieces that I will always cherish. Roy says keep the horseshoes warmed up for him.♥️

  • 01/10/2023

    I'm so sorry to hear this news.Tom and I were in the same industry and I was fortunate to have him come and work with us at Source Atlantic. A hard working ,diligent and thoughtful man. Tom had a great sense of humour and we had a lot of laughs at work. Tom gifted me with a large hand made bird feeder as a thank you for employment...and would not take any money for it. It is a prized part of my yard ...when I look at it I think of Tom. My thoughts go out to his family...we are sure going to miss him. Gerry Baker

  • 01/10/2023

    Deepest sympathy to Thelma and all the Duggan Family at their loss of Tom. RIP. Mary Zinck (Cousin of the Duggan Family) xxoo

  • 01/10/2023

    Sad to hear of Tommy's passing. I worked with Tommy for a few years at Westburne. He was a great guy. Always up for a joke or a little rough housing. Fun to work with and always very kind. I have many great memories of working with him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family

  • 01/09/2023

    So sorry for your loss. Tom was a lovely man.I used to deal with him through work, and of course when my son would go to your house after school. You are lucky to have so many memories, Debi and Gary Parks

  • 01/09/2023

    Our thoughts and prayers r with u during this difficult time Tom was a great friend and will never be forgotten Love Jim and Sylvia


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