In Celebration of

Michael J (Mike) Duggan

August 15, 1946 -  June 12, 2022

Hockey Referee, Founder Duggan Benefits Inc.

Mike passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Loving husband of JoAnne (nee Lavin) for 53 years. Loving Dad to Jeff (Sandy) and Michelle (Andrew). Beloved Grandpa to Abby, Maya, Michael, and Liam. Survived by brothers Barry, Kelly, and Kevin and cherished Aunt Colleen Harvey. Eldest son of the late Gerry and Barbara Duggan (nee O’Halloran). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.

Mike started in the Group Insurance business in October 1967 with Imperial Life. Transferred to Vancouver in 1971, returning to Toronto in 1976. Founded Duggan Benefits Insurance Agencies Inc. in 1983. Sold Duggan Benefits to KEFSI in May 2017. Started Duggan Financial Services Inc. at that time. Truly enjoyed providing ethical and honest service to his many clients.
Played hockey until signing up to be a referee in Maple Ridge BC in 1973. He was referee #65 in BC. Joined the MTHL/EHA referee staff in 1976 and the Ontario Hockey Association in 1977. Refereed in the OHA for 14 years and then became an OHA Referee Supervisor through 2012. Became Referee in Chief of the Streetsville Hockey League and Referee in Chief of the Toronto Township Old Timers Hockey League through 2020, when he retired from active refereeing.
Mike loved spending time at their cottage/home on Lake St. George with all the family around. He was also active in the Conservative Party at Local, Provincial, and Federal levels.
Mike enjoyed playing tournament golf with his referee teammates every summer. He enjoyed Country Music, especially Johnny Cash.
He was kind and generous if you met his standards. Mike’s nana told him on her deathbed that if your family loves you and you leave pleasant memories, you will have lived a good life.

Thanks to the Nurses and Doctors at Credit Valley Hospital for their always kind and compassionate care provided to Mike.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ‘Neweduk’ Chapel, 1981 Dundas Street West, Mississauga), on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

A private family service will follow.

Cremation has taken place and Mike will be laid to rest with his maternal grandmother and aunt.

For those who wish, donations may be made to Guide Dogs Oakville, Sick Kids Foundation, or your local minor hockey organization.


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Jacky Watts (Friend)

Entered June 16, 2022 from Milton, Ontario

JoAnne and Family

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. My family and I still remember Mike refereeing at Vic Johnson Arena! Happy days. May your memories always be a blessing to you.

Jacky, Emma,Jake (Mallory), Mike Jamie Lynn, Sydney & Jack WATTS

Ginny McCann (former employee / current friend)

Entered June 16, 2022 from Fonthill, Ontario

I worked for Mike for 10 years, He treated me like a daughter with a kind hand and friendly advice. Many hours were spent sitting in his office talking a bit of business and a lot about life. His value and love of family were reflected in his understandings of my own family's needs. My husband and I send our deepest condolences to JoAnne, Jeff, Michelle and family.

Carole Nelson (Close friend/almost family growing up)

Entered June 16, 2022 from Orillia, Ontario

My deepest condolences Joanne and family and especially, Barry, Kelly and Kevin.
I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers go out to all of you at this very sad time. I have such wonderful memories of all the Duggan’s especially Barb and Gerry and the gang at the cottage on Bass Lake. We had so many fun times and great memories growing up. It was always Aunt Barb and Uncle Gerry when we were young kids and I felt like we were almost cousins. I’m sure Mike will be sadly miss by everyone.
Much love to all and may he Rest In Peace ❤️🙏

Elizabeth Gamrot (worked with him for over 15 years !!)

Entered June 16, 2022 from Mississauga

I will miss you Mike.. you were one of the good ones !!

Glen McBryde 

Entered June 17, 2022

To the entire Duggan family, I am so sorry for your loss. As I sit here with tears streaming down my face, I remember many of days and nights spent in and out of hockey arenas with Mike. He had been a constant part of my life longer than my own father. I will miss him, and his guidance. Rest peacefully Mr. Duggan.


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