Passing of Bob Duggan

December 17, 2007

We received this sad message from Gary Duggan ... his brother Bob passed away on Saturday December 15, 2007.

Bob Duggan was an alumnus of De La Salle Drum and Bugle Corps, of its predecessor De La Salle Blue and Gold Band and its successor, Oakland Crusaders Drum Corps. In that regard, he stands alone.

In 1953, as a student at De La Salle College 'Oaklands', Bob joined the De La Salle Blue and Gold Band. He was a member of the Blue and Gold through 1957. When the Band reorganized to become a drum and bugle corps in 1958, Bob was a member of the original De La Salle Drum Corps . He rejoined Del in 1966 as an instructor with the horn line and as a Drum Major.
In the early '70's Bob became corps Director of the Etobicoke Crusaders. He held that position in 1975 when Del and the Crusaders merged. Bob was the original Corps Director of the Oakland Crusaders.

Arrangements are as follows

  • Visitation: on Wednesday December 19 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Service: on Thursday at 1:00 PM.
  • Both will be at the McEachnie Funeral Home (905-428-8488), 28 Old Kingston Rd in Ajax (Pickering Village).

A notice is to be in the Tuesday Toronto Star.