Our beloved, Patrick Charles Duggan, took his final breath on January 15th and transitioned sweetly from this world to the next. Serenely, in the arms of his cherished wife and brother, he died as he had lived – with courage, grace, positivism and an unending concern for others.
Devoted husband to Kelly, father to Carter, son to Angus and Donna (d), brother to Jayson, uncle to Noah, Ethan, Adam, Max and Benjamin, and godfather to Gabriel, he touched the lives of many as a dear friend, nephew, brother/son-in-law, cousin and colleague.
With his brilliant flame extinguished far too soon, after a brief and valiant battle with cancer, it is now up to us to spread his love. We know your hearts are breaking just as much as ours, so we invite you to please channel your grief by committing a random act of kindness in Patrick’s name.
Let’s be grateful for each day, be kind to one another, honour nature, be strong advocates for healthcare, education and citizenship. And, let’s always remember to “Chase the Sunshine” in his name. He would have loved that.
We are forever grateful for your love and support throughout our journey…
Kelly, Carter, Angus, Jayson, Jessica and Benjamin
Patrick Charles Duggan
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Tiffin Centre for Conservation
John L. Jose Building
8195 8th Line, Utopia (Barrie), ON
(See attached map)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Open House
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Dedications
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Open House
We invite family, friends and colleagues to share in a healing celebration to honour Patrick’s life and loves.
- Dress is casual and proper footwear is recommended for optional nature walks.
- Children are warmly welcome to attend. Youth programming will be offered by conservation area staff throughout the afternoon.
- There will be opportunities for you to share your favourite memories of Patrick, should you choose to do so.
- Accessible drop off area can be located on the attached map. Complimentary parking is available for guests of the celebration.
In lieu of flowers, we ask you to consider supporting one of the following charities in Patrick’s memory.
Patrick believed in the power of quality education and Kempenfelt Bay School (KBS) holds a special place for the Duggan Family. Your gift will help the school continue to develop future generations of changemakers and global citizens https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/kempenfelt-bay-school/ .
Patrick’s lifelong love of nature led him to spend many of his best hours in Algonquin Park – paddling, portaging, camping and hiking. Your gift to Friends of Algonquin Park will support education and conservation efforts to ensure this natural jewel is stewarded for years to come http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/foap/donate/in-memorial.php
For more information about this obituary visit http://www.peacefultransition.ca.