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T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel

755 George Street, Sydney, NS

OBITUARY

Allan Joseph MacDougall

May 2, 1943January 7, 2020
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Allan Joseph MacDougall. Allan passed away surrounded by his loving family at his home in Grand Mira South. He was the son of the late Andrew and Isabel (MacDonald) MacDougall. Allan graduated from St FX University in 1965. He was a beloved teacher who dedicated 30 years to a profession which he adored. He retired in 1995 as the principal of Cusack and Birchill Elementary School at the age of 52. During his retirement years he dedicated his life to volunteering in his community. Allan had a strong faith in God and was an important leader in every parish in which he was a member. He always lent a helping hand to those in need. Allan loved the Montreal Canadians, harness racing, playing Tarbish, dancing and darts. He always looked forward to hearing about his grandchildren‘s sporting and entertainment events. Allan was the adored husband to Peggy for 52 years. He was a wonderful father to his children Alana Marie (Grand Mira South); Val (Helen) Westmount; Carla (Dwayne) Moore, Leduc, AB; and Patricia (Mike) White, England. Allan was a loving grandfather to his nine grandchildren: Mitchell, Ryan, Katie, Gregor, Devin, Meaghan, Jack, Julia, Joshua; and one great granddaughter, Everley. He is survived by his brother Gordie (Mary) MacDougall, Grand Mira South; sisters: Anne (Peter) MacKinnon, Halifax; Stella (Lawrence) MacDonald, Halifax; Mary Isabel MacDougall, Sydney and Marlene (Dale) Rizzie, Stony Plain, AB and sister-in-law Ann MacDougall. Allan was predeceased by his brother, Roy MacDougall. He leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered, “Come to me”. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.A visitation will take place on Monday, January 13 from 2-4 & 7-9 at TW Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St. Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00am on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at St. Margaret’s Church, Grand Mira with Fr. Paul MacGillivray officiating. Inurnment in the Parish Cemetery will take place at a later date. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com. Donations in Allan’s memory may be made to either the C.B. Hospice Society or St. Margaret’s Parish

  • FAMILY

  • Andrew MacDougall, Father (deceased)
  • Isabel (MacDonald) MacDougall, Mother (deceased)
  • Peggy MacDougall, Wife
  • Alana Marie, Daughter
  • Val (Helen), Son
  • Carla (Dwayne) Moore, Daughter
  • Patricia (Mike) White, Daughter
  • Gordie (Mary) MacDougall, Brother
  • Anne (Peter) MacKinnon, Sister
  • Stella (Lawrence) MacDonald, Sister
  • Mary Isabel MacDougall, Sister
  • Marlene (Dale) Rizzie, Sister
  • Ann MacDougall, Sister-in-law
  • Roy MacDougall, Brother (deceased)
  • Allan was a loving grandfather to hisnine grandchildren: Mitchell, Ryan, Katie, Gregor, Devin, Meaghan, Jack, Julia, Joshua and one great granddaughter, Everley. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Memories

Allan Joseph MacDougall

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Allison Currie

January 17, 2020

Deepest condolences to the family! I will miss sharing my gardening with Allan. I’ll miss him telling me what a great job I was doing! Very sad. Hugs to all!

Betty O'Neill

January 16, 2020

Dear Peggy, so sorry to hear that Allan has past. You made a beautiful couple. I still remember the day you and Allan got married. Sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Betty (Mary margaret's daughter)

Paul and Heather MacDonald

January 14, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Cousin Allan will be greatly missed!

Paul, Heather Mac Donald & Family

Trishe & Jimmie Willis

January 14, 2020

We offer all the MacDougall family our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences. Allan was a larger than life great man who loved his family deeply. His wide smile and laughter will never be forgotten. When Allan greeted you, he made you feel like the most important person in his world. You have the greatest of memories to keep him close to you. God Bless you all.

Viola & Ivan Doncaster

January 14, 2020

Dear Peggy and family,

We are holding you all in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers as you journey through the passing of dear Allen. So many great memories come to mind when we think of Allen. May we honour those memories of Allen by sharing friendship, smiles, love, laughter and Allen’s genuine spirit of caring for people. For sure we’ll smile and think of him a lot as we enjoy future tarabish games and community gatherings. Allen set so many good examples during his lifetime. His trust in a loving God was a stronghold for him and Allen certainly lived the gospel of “love one another”. We are blessed to have known and loved Allen and thank you, his family for all you have been to him. Heaven is sure to be full of vibrant new life and smiles with Allen’s arrival. May that same loving Spirit live on with all of Allen’s family and friends, as a source of comfort always. God bless you all! Love, hugs and prayers, Viola and Ivan

Theresa MacKenzie

January 13, 2020

My sincerest condolences on the passing of Allan. He was a good man, a good teacher and a good friend and colleague. I fondly remember his big smile and laugh! Either were never far away!
I regret not being able to attend his wake and funeral and a chance to offer my sympathy to his family!
He shall live on in your hearts and memories!
Theresa

Stan & Marta Campbell and Ramirez

January 13, 2020

We have met Allan on several occasions with our family in Sydney and once at his home on his beloved Mira River. It never failed. We never saw him without a wide smile coupled with a welcoming handshake. Our favorite memory was the evening he took us out on his pontoon boat on the Mira River. He was proud to show it off, but even more proud to let us drive his boat up and down and across the river. Even when we got stuck in the weeds for a few minutes and we thought someone would have to rescue us, Allan was amused at our concern. He got us out and smiled our way back to the shore. When I remember him, it's that grin that I'll remember. Imagine his smile now on the eternal river where there are no weeds.

V ANNETTE CURRIE

January 13, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Allan 's family, and to all those who knew him as a friend, neighbour, colleague, and/or volunteer. l knew throughout his career in education, and more especially as principal of Cusack Elementary School where he was recognized as an excellent administrator and leader. A true gentleman, kind hearted, with a keen sense of humour, he was missed when he retired and is remembered as being a model for those students who later chose teaching as a career. A life well lived, a life to be remembered, a family saddened, but happy memories never to be forgotten, ----that's a great life.

Linda Donovan

January 13, 2020

Aunt Peggy, Alana, Carla, Patricia and Val so sorry for your loss. I am so grateful I was able to see Uncle Allan this pass August. Aunt Peggy I think of you often my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please keep in touch I am here for you anytime any day.

Condolences and Love
Cousin Linda Donovan

Linda Donovan

January 13, 2020

Aunt Peggy, Alana, Carla, Patricia and Val so sorry for your loss. I am so grateful I was able to see Uncle Allan this pass August. Aunt Peggy I think of you often my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please keep in touch I am here for you anytime any day.

Condolences and Love
Cousin Linda Donovan

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