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Margaret Agnes Duggan

April 8, 2022

On Friday April 8,2022 at Wesley Care, Christchurch, aged 83. Dearly loved wife of the late Malcolm. Loved mother of Mary, Jane, Donella (all of Christchurch), Kathleen and Anthony (Hokitika), and the late Maureen, loved granny of Pita and family, Jamie and Jason, Manaia and Kelly, Tyson, Tyler and Irirangi, Jordan and Ngaio, and Tamara, loved old granny of Wiremu, Leah, Bonnie, Alayna, Arielle, and Legacy. Beloved daughter of the late Mary Mitchell-Jones, special family friend of Barry Veale and a loved sister-in-law, aunty, cousin and friend. Rest In Peace. Messages to 6 Kaniere Road, Hokitika 7811, or can be left on Margaret’s tribute page at
A Service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Seaview Estate, Hokitika, on Tuesday April 12, commencing at 11.00am. Following the service Margaret will be laid to rest with Malcolm in the Lawn Section of the Hokitika Cemetery.


  1. Kylee Habgood

    My deepest sympathy to all the family. Mrs Duggan, supreme coconut ice maker, huge personality and straight talker. Fondly remembered. X

    • Bryan and Sandra Cudmore

      Our Deepest condolences to all the family of the passing of a beautiful lady. Fly High Margaret the newest angel called. Love and thoughts with you all at this difficult time ahead 💔💔💗💗

  2. Sister Tui Cadigan RSM

    Sincere condolences to the Duggan girls and their families on the loss of their Wonderful mother. Margaret was a wonderful person full of life and fun, such a lovely neighbour always supporting others. Margaret you will be deeply missed. Rest now in eternal peace.

    • Samantha Stephens

      My heartfelt condolences to you all Mrs Duggan was such a beautiful soul. I remember vividly her take on the world, her big heart and her love for her family.

      • Jenny Pope

        My deepest sympathy to the Duggan family. My love of netball stemmed from Mrs Duggan, my favorite coach who I learnt so much from. She will be so missed xx

        • Dulcie Reeves

          I am so sorry to hear of your loss, she was such a beautiful lady. She will be missed

  3. Lois & Sam

    Very sorry for your loss, Margaret was a real hard case and a marvellous cook. Sam always enjoyed their late night chats.

    • Dave and Irene Anderson

      You called a spade a spade Marg, Our deepest Sympathies to the family. RIP awesome lady.

      • Tamahine Matthews

        Sending our deepest sympathy to Kathleen and her whanau sending loves hugs ❤️

      • Lois Stevenson

        So sad to hear this. Deepest sympathy to to you all. Marg had a heart of gold & her baking was amazing, especially her cinnamon oysters. Thinking of you all.

    • Raylene & Dave Archer

      Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. She was a great lady and has left lots of memories in her path of lifexx

  4. Roni Wright

    Jane, Kath and families. Im so sorry to read of the loss of yr Mum. Sad times for you all. Sending my love and sympathies. Love Roni Wright

    • Sharon and Rob Bradley

      Sending our deepest sympathy to you all. A lovely lady I have fond memories of her wonderful baking!!!

      • Ngaire McGregor

        Dear Mary,Jane,Donnella,and Kathleen, my deepest sympathy to you all on the sad loss of you beautiful mother. She was such a beautiful cook.x

    • Naomi Kilkelly

      Sincere condolences to you all.

  5. Monica Tuck

    Sympathy to Kathleen and your sisters.

    • Pam Sweeney

      Sincere Sympathy to the family Margaret was a great friend to Les and Eileen Hutchison I think there will be a welcome party in Heaven.
      Pam and Paddy Sweeney

  6. Hellen Morris

    Our sincere and deepest sympathy to everyone,Margaret was a lovely lady and what a great cook she was. Love Kerry and Hellen xxx

  7. Diane & John Craig

    To all the family. So very sorry for the loss of Margaret. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

  8. Sue & John Brussovs

    So sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. Condolences to all the girls & their familys. She was a lovely Lady.

    • Sally & Max Bateup

      So sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing, Mary, Jane, Kathleen and Donella. Such a sad time for you all. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

  9. Colleen Astwood

    My sincere condolences to a lovely lady, R.I.P Margaret …Colleen Astwood nee Blair

    • Marie Gardyne

      Deepest condolences, great memories.

  10. Lorraine Ellis

    So sorry to hear of Margaret passing away.
    Margaret always had a smile for everyone and was so proud of you all. R.I.P lovely lady.

  11. Cheryl and Brian Hutchison

    Deepest sympathy to you all. Margaret was such an amazing lady. RIP
    Cheryl and Brian

    • Jackie Douglas

      My thoughts with Mary, Jane, kath and Donelle and all Marg’s loving family at this very sad time.
      Marg was a true west coast character, and she will never be forgotten. A great stalwart of the SPCA Hokitika. Margs love and passion will always be remembered. Jackie

    • Megan Wilson

      A gorgeous, kind lady with a heart of gold. Such a hard worker but always had time for everyone.
      Sympathy to her whanau.

  12. Jolene Godfrey

    Thoughts to all the family – Mrs Duggan was a great lady and made an awesome carrot cake.

  13. Jacqui Paterson

    Our deepest sympathy to all the family. So sorry to hear this very sad news.
    Jacqui Paterson and Mick Butler

  14. Kay & Alvin Godfrey

    Our sympathy to Mary, Kathleen, Jane and Donella and your families at this difficult time of your mums passing. Marg will be sorely missed by your all and remembered for her contributions to the community

  15. Kay Wilson

    My thoughts are with you Mary and whanau at this sad time. RIP to a lovely lady.

  16. Colleen Gibb

    Thinking of you all at this sad time. Love and big hugs xx

  17. Suzanne and Phillip Theyers

    So sad to hear Marg has passed away. Such a beautiful honest caring lady. Sending love and hugs to you Kathleen xxx

  18. Kathleen Aynsley

    Deepest Sympathy & Loving Thoughts to all you Duggan Girls & your extended families. Margaret was a special lady who loved her family, baking & life. She will be greatly missed. Love Kathleen & Brian XX

    • Jill Foster

      Thinking of you all at this time. I will remember your mum with a smile on her face, a kind word and a chocolate cake in her hands. RIP Margaret

  19. Nick Meissel

    One in a million. Marg helped me out teaching food tech after our food tech teacher passed away and I couldn’t have done it without her. She was a generous, kind and warm hearted soul and the world was so much richer because of Marg. Rest In Peace, lovely lady. My sympathies to the Duggan whānau. 😢

  20. Annemarie Greig

    So sad to hear Marg has passed away. My deepest sympathy to Kathleen and the Duggan family.

  21. Adrienne Dimmick

    Our Deepest sympathy. Thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
    Love and hugs
    Adrienne and Tony 💝💝

  22. Paulina Tulloch

    Always sad to lose a parent. Sending my deepest condolences. She lives on within you all

  23. Raelene McMullan

    Condolences to Marg’s family. She was so very proud of her girls and their families. She was a great baker, and generously shared her wares in the community. Marg was a teacher aid at WHS for many years. Staff and students alike benefitted from her support. She saw the best in every student that she worked with, and never saw a child go hungry. I enjoyed our catch ups after she retired. No BS from Marg. x

  24. Megan Groot

    My sincerest condolences for you at this time

  25. Miriama

    Leena,Anthony and Jamie and all the Duggan whanau thinking of you all at this sad time RIP Margaret xx

  26. Sheri Wright

    Oh such sad news. Such fun memories in your kitchen as a kid. You and I helping special needs kids bake and craft at Westland High.
    My heartfelt condolences to Kathleen, Mary, Jane and Donella and Jamie. RIP with our darling Maureen. Xx
    Sheri and Boys

  27. JeanMarieMason

    My Deepest Sympathy to the girls in the loss of your beautiful mum..Fond memories of Marg were always lots of fun .Great friend to my brother Les and Eileen Hutchison..Rest In Peace .

  28. Tania

    Lovely lady, RIP Margaret 💐

  29. Jane Chapman

    To Mary and family
    Such sad news of the passing of your mum. Many memories of our time growing up and at your house and your mum always their and baking and later years a good chat and catch up.
    RIP Margaret

  30. Russell and Kay Mitchell

    Sincere condolences, Our thoughts are with you Kathleen and family

  31. Maree Yaxley

    Our thoughts and love are with you all during this time of grieving. We will remember Marg for her kindness to others, the tales she told, her awesome baking skills and her support for the Cancer Society.. RIP.

  32. Ron Hibbs Tuatapere

    So sorry for your loss girls. Marg was a great friend of my sister Barbara, I really enjoyed working with her when I was on the BOT Westland High. If you want something done just ask Marg. A much larger than life character RIP lovely LADY

  33. Katie-Jayne

    Thoughts are with you Mary, Jordan & whānau. Sending love xxx

  34. Dianne Ferguson

    So sorry to read of Margaret ‘s passing. Her baking was the stuff of legends! I always enjoyed a chat when we were working at WHS or if we met at the supermarket. She will be sadly missed. Condolences to the family.

  35. Rose Keenan

    Mary, my sympathy to you & your family after the passing of your Mum. I remember her as a happy go lucky lady & know how much you will miss her. Take care. Lots of love & hugs. XO. Rose Keenan

  36. Tarn Murtha

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Margaret. Sending strength to the family at this sad time. I hope it is of comfort knowing she will be back with Malcolm. What a reunion that will be. May happy memories see you through the the coming days

  37. Ash Hamilton

    A generous soul. I witnessed the many feeds and other supports she gave to students and teachers. Grand lady.


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