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Robert Harry Mcdougall

November 17, 1932 - October 27, 2015


With great sadness we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Robert ( Bob ) H. McDougall, on October 27, 2015.
Dad was born in Nelson B.C. on November 17, 1932 to parents Harry and Violet McDougall. He spent his childhood growing up in South Slocan where he developed a great fondness for the outdoors, wandering the woods and fishing along the lakeshore. As a youth he hunted with his family and friends which carried on through his life. He often mentioned, with a passion, the Elk Valley in the East Kootenays where he spent a lot of time. He worked in an assortment of logging camps, and spent some time in Vancouver where he did a short study in watch repair before returning to the Kootenays. He met his wife to be, Carol Bonde, and they had the same interest in spending time outdoors and were married in 1964. Living in Nelson, they had two children Walter and Camron. As a family, there were lots of summer camping trips and many evening dinner picnics at Kokanee Creek Campground and Sandspit beach, as well as many family BBQs. Dad worked in the parts department for Finning Tractor from the late 60”s to early 70”s where he made many friends in Nelson. There was never a time we could walk down Baker street without stopping to talk to many people along the way. He went to work for Tripack lumber mill in Slocan, where he spent a short time in the saw mill before starting for West Kootenay Power in 1975. Throughout the years our parents made numerous friends that led to lots of weekend Rummoli parties and many excursions to Reno. Bob retired in 1995. This was when he and Mom really started to enjoy a life of camping in their trailer at Schroeder creek. Fishing and spending many hours with newly met friends took up a lot of their time. He and Carol made many a trip to visit friends afar. Unfortunately, Carol fought a long battle with cancer and was taken from him too early in life. Dad lived life the best he could after her death. He is reunited with her at last. Dad passed away peacefully with family at his side.
Thank you to all the staff at Jubilee Manor for the passion you showed in making Dads last few
years very comfortable. Dad is predeceased by his wife Carol, Mother, Father and Brother George.
He is survived by his Sister Dawn( Brian ), sons Walter( Sheryl ), Camron( Anne ), grandchildren Shona, Callum, Paige, Brianna, and many Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. A Celebration of life will be held in the spring when the weather is better and all can attend.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Karen/Joe Ringrose
Relation: acquaintence

Sorry for your lose but remembering the fun times we had together. Karen and Joe

From: Franz Grubba
Relation: Coworker at West Kootenay Power

Sorry for your loss. I have good memories of hunting trips to the East Kootenay with Bob when we worked for WKP. What a great camp cook he was.

From: Sally Glock
Relation: Family friend and neighbour

Hi Walter ,Cameron and family
So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Our families spent many great times together!
Thinking of you

From: Barbie Price
Relation: caregiver

To Walt, Cam and families, I just wanted to tell you what a privilege it was to have been able to care for your sweet Dad. He always had a sweet smile for me. Even a month before he passed, I walked into his room with a new co-worker, and even though he hadn’t been speaking much, out of the blue he comments “ya, I used to work with her Dad…” …I smiled and stroked his cheek and said to him, “that’s right Bob, you DID!” Then I reminded him of what wonderful years he’d had with your Mom, Schroeder Creek,…he was smiling like crazy when I got him up for dinner that night…..i’ll never forget him…say Hi to my Mom, Bob……

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