Roma Duggan
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019
R.S. Kane Funeral Home
6150 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Obituary of Roma Louise Duggan

“If roses grow in heaven,

Lord please pick a punch for me,

Place them in my Mother’s arms

And tell her they’re from me.”

  ~ Dolores M. Garcia


Our dearest Mom, Roma Louise Duggan, (nee Hewett) passed away on December 18th with her children by her side due to complications of Alzheimer’s.  A loving, faithful, and devoted daughter, sister, sister-in-law, auntie, wife, Mom, Mother-in-law, Gramma, Mama and friend to so many, our deepest loss is heaven’s gain.


Mom’s children, Steven George, Christine Louise Ruff and Brian Hewett know that family was absolutely everything to Mom and so it is with sadness but also with joy and peace that we celebrate Mom’s life and acknowledge the privilege it was to have her as our Mom for 58 of her 89 wonderful years.  We are comforted in the knowledge that Mom is in heaven and enjoying a happy and glorious reunion with her husband, our Dad, George Arthur, and all of her family.


Mom adored all her grandchildren, Wesley, Ethan and Taylor.  They will miss their Gramma and Mama terribly but have wonderful memories of their devoted and fun loving Grandmother.  To her children by marriage, Graydon Ruff, Debbie McRann and Erin McNeely, Mom was a loving and supportive Mother-in-law.  Always ready to help and always up for fun.


Mom, was the last of the Hewett children being predeceased by of her five siblings, Earl, Keith, Reginald, Margie Tustin and Shirley Little. To all the siblings, spouses, children and grandchildren of Mom’s siblings she was a dearly loved Sister, Sister-in-law, Auntie and great Auntie.  


To Rockwood Terrace in Durham, Ontario where Mom spent her final year, our heartfelt thanks for your devotion, kindness, care and genuine concern.   You were there for us from beginning to end and we are forever grateful.


In lieu of flowers, any donation to the Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated.

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