ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


It is with a touch of sadness that I  inform you that one of your oldest retirees John Michael Duggan,aged 105 has  passed away peacefully on Sunday 8th July.  His funeral Mass will be on Friday 13th July at 11.0 am Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Middle Park
As you know he resided at Napier St Hostel and would read your newsletters right up till the end.
Marg Batrouney
Here is a copy of the article published earlier this year to celebrate John's 105th birthday
John Duggan 's 105th Birthday

Our ANZROC member Dick Sanders and his wife Joan visited Jack (as we know him) today – 17th March – Jack’s 105th birthday is actually 18th Sunday.

Although in a wheel chair Jack appeared remarkably well, built like a piece of barbed wire as he has always been.

Dick and Joan took him a bottle and a card and had a good chat over about half and hour.  Jack said he joined the Bank in 1924,  at his first branch at Corner of Elizabeth and Latrobe Streets.

He clearly recalled the day their good customer Frank Beaurepaire called all excited to announce he had been selected for the Olympic Games.

Jack was thrilled to bits with  their visit and said someone had called the day before but later when asked who he thought nobody had come.

For 105 Jack was brilliant and recalled some tales of when a young person living at Tarnagulla, west of Bendigo.

Dick and Joan left saying they would see him next year, to which he laughed.

Well done Jack

click here to see a photo of Jack and Dick