Phyllis “Ann” Duggan (nee MacGillivray) of Westville passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at the Aberdeen Hospital surrounded by family.
The ninth of eleven children, Ann was born on March 13, 1934 in New Glasgow. She was the daughter of the late Hugh D. and Loretta May (Hardy) MacGillivray.
Ann was employed as a Laboratory Technologist at the Aberdeen Hospital for over 20 years, retiring in 1993. She was an active member of the St. Paul United Church in Westville. Always full of energy, Ann loved travelling with the girls, tending to her garden, and her daily walks. She was an avid reader, loved to bake, and was best known for her knitted baby blankets. A friend to many, Ann will always be remembered for her caring nature and quick wit.
Ann was predeceased by her parents, husband Keith, mother and father-in-law Barb and Jim Duggan, brothers Art and Doug MacGillivray, and sisters Ruth MacDonald, Margaret Linton, Vera Crockett, Reta Leavitt, Joyce Murray, and Connie Fulton.
Lovingly known as Mom, Grammie, and GG, Ann is survived by her daughter Kelly (Richard) Watters, sons Keith (Anita), Kent (Lana Murphy), and Kevin (Pat) Duggan. She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren Kaitlyn (Chris) Doucette and Sara Watters (Patrick Hennessy), Kerrin, Keith, Kendra Duggan and their mother Tammy Landry, Kory and Koady (Jenn) Duggan and their mother Mary Duggan, and Neil and Scott (Lindsay Morton) Duggan. In her final years, Ann was happiest surrounded by her great-grandchildren Nora and Avery Doucette and Kieran Duggan. She is also survived by her sisters Jean MacLeod and Mary Lou (Barry) MacKenzie, as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their appreciation to VON Pictou County, Dr. Brad MacDougall, special caregiver Mary Watters, staff of Westville Lawtons, and the staff of the 4th Floor and Palliative Care Unit at the Aberdeen Hospital for their care and compassion.
Visitation will be held at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 2-5pm. Masks are mandatory for those in attendance. A private family service and committal of ashes will follow. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to Telford Cemetery (c/o Betty Garby, Treasurer, P.O. Box 453, Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0), Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County, or a charity of your choice.
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