Duggan, Terrence (Terry) Michael

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Terrence Michael (Terry) Duggan on May 7, 2013 at the age of 56 years. Terry was predeceased by his father, Lloyd Duggan, and by his paternal and maternal grandparents. Terry is survived by his wife, Susan; his children, Tim (Erin), Jeff (Tanya) and Pamela; his mother, Arlene; his brothers and sisters Bob Duggan, Sherri Friedrich (Dieter), Kathy Neid and Mark Duggan (Christine); and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Terry was born in Kelowna in 1956, and for his entire life he was proud to make the Okanagan Valley his home. He loved the outdoors, whether working outside in his garden or taking long walks in the hills above his home. He also loved local music and arts events, and was a proud contributor to Creative Chaos, the Vernon Farmer’s Market, the Rare Earth music festival, and numerous other community events. He was also a long-time volunteer with Scouts Canada (6th Vernon), and was recognized with awards for his years of service.

Terry had a unique gift for seeking and seeing the best in people, and had a knack for always seeing the glass as half full. Those of us who he has left behind will do our best to live as he would have wanted:

Celebrate the wonders of life

Spend time with the people that you love

Treat others with kindness, respect and consideration

Terry’s family will be having a private celebration of Terry’s life. Following this, Terry’s friends are welcome to come to Terry’s home after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 to remember this man who meant so much to all of us. Those who wish to attend are asked to bring a flower to plant in a memorial garden in his honour.

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