MacDougall, William

MacDougall, William "Bill"

January 26th, 2013

William (Bill) MacDougall died on Saturday, January 26th, 2013, at Extendicare (London), after a long battle with cancer. He was born to the late Norm (2001) and Doreene (2011) MacDougall, August 16, 1945 in London, Ontario.  Bill married Margaret MacKay in 1971, and the two raised their family in London until moving to St. Joseph, Ontario in 1997. Bill is survived by four children: Scott, Brad (Josée), Keith (Alana) and Mary (Rob), all of London, Ontario and three grandchildren: Anna, Alex and Evelyn. Bill was predeceased by his sister Maureene Heal and her son Eric (both 1983). Bill was a loving husband and father who brought passion and creativity to everything he did.  He loved the water, sunsets and boating, spending as much time as he could with family and friends on Lake Huron.  Late in life, he and his wife were happiest during winter playing golf in Port Charlotte, Florida. Bill was a successful entrepreneur throughout his life, retiring (for the first time) in 1991, and enjoyed dreaming up projects that benefited his family, those he worked with and his community.  In 2004, Bill joined Bluewater Council and thoroughly enjoyed advocating for his municipality. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Graham Keep officiating. Cremation to follow with private inurnment at St. Peter’s Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation.

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Steve & Melodie NortheyOur sincere condolences Marg and family on Bill's passing. He was a good man and a good friend who will be sadly missed by many who were lucky enough to know him. We know that the happy memories you have of Bill as husband, father, father in law and grandfather will help you get through this very trying time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Jason, Kim, Ethan and Ava MeyerI have had the fortune of knowing the MacDougall Family for over thirty years. I'm only 36 now. That makes all of the MacDougall's family to me. Through many years, many trips, many weekends, and never enough golf games, my family and I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. MacDougall, (as I could never really get used to calling him Bill despite his insistence) I knew him as a man, but more so, I knew him through the thousands of stories that his sons and daughter would tell whenever we see them. It usually started with, "did you hear what my Dad is doing?" And it was always captivating. Mr. MacDougall, you will forever be in our hearts and minds and will truly live on as we continue to retell the stories of your life, for decades to come. We love you and the amazing family that you leave behind.
Pat & Roy PillingMarg and family, I know that words can not ease the sadness in your hearts at this time. Bill was well loved by all of you and I know that he loved you all very much. He will be missed. But what a wonderful legacy he has left in his children and grandchildren. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron & Marje OverholtMarg and Family...our deepest sympathy , We have lost another great man!! He will be greatly missed in the community! We have really enjoyed knowing him. Enjoying a glass of wine,and watching the sunsets.Bill was a very friendly and an out going man! Cherish the memories, that will help to comfort you at this sad time. Sending lots of Hugs from Florida!
Marg & Gord ClarkeOur deepest sympathy Marg & Family. He's been a great friend over many, many years. He'll be sadly missed by all.
Melanie McLaganDeepest sympathy to the MacDougall family. In my role as board chair for Goodwill, I offer the sincerest of well wishes from the entire board and staff who had the good pleasure of knowing Brad and even Bill. For my part, I can say that I've known Brad a long time through our Goodwill connection and was saddened to hear that you and your family were going through the same journey that I and my sibblings went through with our Dad and Cancer a few years earlier. The long battle no doubt continued to reveal the essence of a man, who from all accounts, was brave, full of light and an explorer open to things to come. May you find comfort in his continued spirit.
Connie & Fraser GrantMarg and family, we know that words can not ease the sadness in your hearts at this time. Bill was a man whose glass was always half full and that is what made him special in our minds. He will be missed. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
David and Lori ScherbaAs a business partner and friends since 1997 Bill was always a very positive person and gentleman.As a business partner you could not had a better one and he will be missed greatly.For all his family members we have you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time
Winston & Carol ParnallMarg & family, it has been many years since we shared Chalet Crescent addresses. We remember those years fondly. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Kevin EckSorry to hear about your Dad Keith - my thoughts are with you buddy. Take care...
Donna and Allan DoerrWe returned from Florida with heavy hearts to offer our love and support. Bill was so supportive of us over the years and a friend that was always THERE for you. The warmth of his love will surround you forever and you can concentrate on your many, many good memories with him now.
Connie MedeirosMarg and family, my deepest sympathy to you all. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Macdougall in 1999, I had started selling insurance and he appreciated my help, my advise when it came to his home and auto insurance. He trusted me and still insured with me, I looked up to him. He was a nice, positive, respectful, businessman. RIP
Madeleine Burns & Gilles JodoinOur sincere condolences to you Marg and your lovely family. Although we have known Bill, Marg and the family for a mere 10 years, the warmth and courtesies extended to us have been very heartwarming. Bill was taken away far too young and he fought a hard battle. Do remember that he will never be far away and his passing is not a goodbye. He will always be there for all of you. He is now resting in peace with the ones that have preceded him in a much happier place. We will miss you Bill - RIP!
Carole and Art CollierDear Marg and Family It is with heavy hearts that we extend to you our deepest sympathies on your loss.....Bill was a really great guy ...we had such good times in Florida together - and have lots of great memories which we will cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult days ahead. Love, Carole and Art, Port Charlotte, Florida
Steve Dawson and Gail McSpaddenIt is a lonely feeling when you lose a life long best friend. Bill was "best man" at both my weddings and always there to give me support. Gail and I have so many fond memories of the times spent with Bill and Marg. He will always have a place in our thoughts and heart. The best last memory I have of Bill when he was still able to get about was zip lining in Las Vegas and seeing the Grand Canyon. He was still able to have fun. Rest in peace Bill. You have left behind a remarkable family. I am so proud to have been your friend.
Jon MacKay and Karen KawawadaMarg, Scott, Brad, Keith, Mary and family -- Deepest condolences on your monumental loss. We are so sorry we can't be there for the funeral, but please know you are very much in our thoughts. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you, now and in the future. We will cherish many fond memories of uncle Bill.
Bob & GinaMarg & family, we have you in our thoughts and prayers. No words can express how we feel. We love you all.
Joe GleasonMy deepest sympathies Marg and family. Your father meant a lot to so many of us here on the lake. I was truly blessed to be able to spend quality times with Bill walking the shores edge discussing life and he referred to it as its many blessing and mysteries. Your dad was very proud of his family. I really appreciated your dads kindness, sense of humor and insights. I learned a lot from him, truly wonderful man. I know he and my father enjoy their talks as well He is genuinely missed!
Janet CaskeyDear Marg,- Jamie joins with me in expressing our deepest condolences over the passing of your Bill. We are thinking of you and your family and hold you in our thoughts and prayers. Janet Caskey.
Glenn & Joan JohnsonDear Marg- So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your extended family at this difficult time.
Titia SmitMy heartfelt condolences to Margaret and family at this sad and difficult time. I am sure he will be sorely missed by many friends. Tough it is a long time ago now, I still have many fine memories of my 18 years' working with Bill at MC.
Titia SmitMy heartfelt condolences to Margaret and family at this sad and difficult time. I am sure he will be sorely missed by many friends. Though it is a long time ago now, I still have many fine memories of my 18 years' working with Bill at MC.
Larry & Ann MarchandMarg - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Bill was a very interesting and dynamic person who will be greatly missed by his friends and especially his family.
Annamarie SloanMary, Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your fathermy thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Bill and Lois KennedyWe were sad to learn of the news of Bill's passing earlier today. He was a great friend and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him golfing, boating and playing tennis. Our fondest memory of Bill and your family was attending his informal Super Bowl party in February of 2011. Despite his frailties, he was a gracious host and overextended himself by force feeding the fire and serving drinks. We were on our way to London to attend the Tuesday visitation, but were stopped by the dense fog which made driving very precarious. We hope you understand that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we have made a small donation in his memory.
Larry & Sandy ChevalierBrad, Josee and Family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. We are sure you will have some very treasured memories to last a lifetime.
Terry & Arlene CampbellDear Marg & Family: We were very surprised to learn of Bill's passing! This sad occasion will no doubt be overcome in time by the fond memories that live on. Sincere Best wishes, Terry & Arlene Port Stanley, ON
Tyler HesselBill was a person of many devotions, his community was one that he took special pride in, he will be missed in Bluewater. Deepest regards to Marg, the kids and grandchildren. Councillor Hessel , Heidi Martin and our boys.
Ross and Cathy BurgarMarg and Family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time of sadness. May you find comfort in happy memories. Bill will be missed.
Julian BayleyAs a Bluewater councillor, Bill was always extremely supportive of Iceculture initiatives in the community and this has meant a lot to us over the years. He was also a personal friend and will be greatly missed by his friends. Deepest sympathies to Marg and the family. Julian, Heidi, Christine, Sam and all at Iceculture.
Andre BelisleDear Marg, and Family, Sending you all my heart felt sympathy, and love. May you're wonderful memories, family, and friends, ease the pain of you're loss. Bill will be missed by all. With Friendship, and Love, Andre'
Kate McKenzie & Bob McIntoshDear Marg and family - our thoughts are with you at this time. Please accept our most sincere sympathy in your loss. Kate and Bob
Roxanne and Gordon MunroDear Marg and family, our sincere condolences on the passing of Bill. Our toughts and prays are with you during these difficult times. We only had the pleasure a couple of times to be in the presence of Bill, he was a wonderful man and a great friend to our father Gilles and Madeleine. Roxanne & Gordon
Grant & Deirdre MonteithBill was o good buddy and confidant for 40 years and we shared many great times and memories. Almost every thursday night except when you were in Florida we played raquetball or tennis for the last 40 years and shared drinks and laughs with the rest of the silver bullit gang..Dave Forristal and Barry Markham. Marg our times together with You and Bill and our families are some of our fondest memories. I often refferred to Bill as the recreational director for he was always bringing people together for fun times. we sure miss him. Love Grant & Deirdre
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