Viola Duggan

April 27, 1925May 8, 2019

Viola Duggan, 94, of Ottawa, Ontario passed away May 8, 2019 at Sarsfield Colonial Home surrounded by her Sarsfield family.

Viola was born in Bristol, Quebec April 27, 1925. She is one of 13 siblings born to Austin and Josephine Gibbons.

Viola is predeceased by her husband (Michael Francis Duggan), and siblings Wilfred Gibbons (Beryl), Marcella Dumas (Richard), Thomas Gibbons (Frieda), Edward Gibbons (Joy), Noreen Hurley (Bernie), Raymond Gibbons, Harold Gibbons, Carl Gibbons, Galvin Gibbons (Theresa) and Robert Gibbons.

She is survived by her three children, Deborah Conrad (Michael) of Halifax , Nova Scotia, Cheryl–Lynn Ferguson (Derek) of Ottawa, Ontario, Daniel Duggan (Lyne Jolicoeur) of Shawville, Quebec, grandchildren Melissa Whittleton (Matthew) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Shauna McNally (Ryan) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Laura Baxter (Thomas) of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Matthew Ferguson of Toronto Ontario, and Scott Ferguson of Ottawa Ontario, Austin, Roy and Kate Duggan of Shawville Quebec, along with 9 great grandchildren.

She will be sadly missed but remembered with love by her surviving sisters Josephine Kearns, Marie McGraw (Frank), brother-in-law Donald Kearns, sister–in-laws Eileen Gibbons (Carl), Noreen Gibbons (Raymond), Arlene Gibbons (Robert) and Mary Gibbons (Harold).

Viola’s legacy will be her lasting love and the fond memories of her many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the Revera community for their dedication and commitment to Viola during her time with them. Finally, thanks to the staff of Sarsfield Colonial Home for their professional and compassionate care. Viola was truly surrounded by family and friends during her last days.

Funeral service for Viola will be held at McEvoy - Shields Funeral Home and Chapel, 1411 Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1A6 on Friday, May 17, 2019. Visitation will be at 10 am, service 11am followed by a luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Viola’s name to The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, 750 Russell Rd Suite 1742 Ottawa Ontario, K1Z 5Z6


  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2019


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Andrea Grantham

May 17, 2019

Sorry for your loss.

Andrea and Mark Grantham

Carla Shipley

May 17, 2019

I will always remember the many lovely conversations I had with Mike and Viola in my time as Co-ordinator at Tannenhof Co-op. The last time I saw Viola was at Mike’s funeral where we shared a warm hug and some memories. My heart goes out to the family during this time and I wish you all peace and love.

Chery Ferguson

May 15, 2019

You will be in our hearts forever!

Chery, Derek, Matt & Scott

Paula McCann

May 14, 2019

Dear Danny, Cheryl, Debbie and families:

My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. I have fond memories of fun times at the Duggan home on Victoria Street. You are all in my prayers.

Jo Kearns

May 13, 2019

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand

Will always cherish our last smile hug and kiss.
Love you forevermore

Don Kearns

May 13, 2019

Will always be grateful for our special bond.
Love you always

Marie Mcgraw

May 13, 2019

Will always cherish our time together. You are a very special sister.

Til we meet again

Marie and Jo

Daniel Duggan

May 10, 2019

My heart is broken but full of smiles just knowing you are peace and back with the love of your life.