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MCDOUGALL, Roderick (Rod) Alexander

February 6, 1940 – Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
March 18, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Rod McDougall of Calgary, passed away on March 18, 2019, after a brief illness surrounded by family at the Foothills hospital, aged 79 years.

Rod was born in Glace Bay, NS. After joining the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of 17, he served with dedication for twenty-three years. He was stationed in Germany three times, and was very fond of the country and its people, making many lifelong friends during his time there. He also served in several UN peace-keeping missions in Cyprus. Upon retiring from the military, Rod began a successful twenty-three year career with the Bank of Montreal, launching automated banking in Western Canada. Rod’s passions included home-improvement projects, golf, curling, and the outdoors. Family hikes in the Kananaskis were a favourite activity. He was an avid animal lover, especially his dogs Cocoa and Benji. Rod thrived on helping friends and family, with any project big or small. He adored spending time with his grandchildren and was a fixture at their countless hockey, soccer and karate events, cheering them on. Rod will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Besides his loving wife of fifty-six years, Camille (nee Blois), Rod is survived by daughter Carolyn (Robert) Waldschmidt; daughter Jennifer (Cameron) Watson; grandchildren Bryden, Thomas, Alexander and Amelia. He is also survived by sisters, Josie Creegan, Peggy Wilmot, Rose (Joe) Vandoninck, Rita (Gilbert) Morrison; brothers, Syl (Linda) MacDougall, Ed (Tammy) MacDougall, Buck (Barb) MacDougall. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Rod was predeceased by his father Hector MacDougall; mother Rita MacDougall; sisters, Tina Gouthro and Mary Robinson; and brothers John A. MacDougall and Bernie MacDougall.

A celebration of Rod’s life will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Valley Ridge Golf Course (11618 Valley Ridge Park NW, Calgary, AB) from 1:00-4:00 pm. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to support veterans at the Canadian Legacy Project, Suite 900, 2424 – 4th Street SW, Calgary, AB T3S 2T4 Telephone:403-543-4670, www.canadianlegacy.org.

In living memory of Rod McDougall, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Barb MacDougall

    We are so very sorry for Roddy’s passing. He will be missed by all of the family. The good memories we have will carry us forward. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies.
    Love
    Buck and Barb

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  2. My hearts breaks for all of you Camille ,Carrie, and Jennifer my prayers is that the Holy Spirit will grant you strength so long my brother Rod Rest in Peace

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  3. So sorry to hear of Rods passing. Condolences to his family. Camille and I lived next door to each other, and went to High School together. I also met Rod through Camille….
    Great couple. May he RIP…

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  4. Leone Durant Blois.

    So sorry for your great loss to Camille and family. Rod was a lovely family man. RIP. LOVE LEONE.

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  5. Adrian and Debbie

    This beautiful tribute described Rod to a tee…his memory will be treasured and honored as the beautiful soul he is. Rod will always have a special place in our hearts and we are the richer for having known him. Adrian and I want to extend our most heartfelt love and sympathy to our beautiful sister Camille and her beautiful family…sending our love across the miles…love you from our hearts Adrian and Debbie.

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  6. My sincere sympathy to all of Rod’s family for their loss. May all of your treasured memories of Rod bring you some comfort at this sad time.Saying goodbye is never easy… May his soul rest in peace.Sincerely, Isabel (Mac Dougall) Steele.

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  7. Margie and Archie Parsons

    So sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. Sincere condolences. Thinking of you all. Margie and Archie Parsons

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  8. Cheryl and Muriel

    Dear Camille, Carrie, and Jennifer, our hearts and prayers are with all of you as we know Rod will be dearly missed. Sending our love and condolences and deepest sympathies, Muriel and Cheryl

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  9. David and Norma Thomas

    Dear Camilla and family – sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. He was kind and well spoken and always had interesting stories in the few times we got together after we all left Glace Bay. God Bless you all. Love Norma Blois-Thomas and David Thomas, Woodstock, Ontario.

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  10. Laurie MacDougall Sookraj

    Uncle Roddy was loved and will be dearly missed. Condolences to the whole family in this time of loss. Xo.

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  11. Dolores Mac Gillivary

    Prayers and Condolences to Rod Mac Dougall and family.I am a Mac Dougall from Glace Bay. Mymom and her siblings were all born in Christmas Island Cape Breton.We are now living in Airdrie Alberta. Sorry we never met Rod.RIP dear Rod.
    Wayne and Dolores (Dodie Mac Dougall, Murphy)Mac Gillivary

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  12. Gloria Dingwell

    Dear Camille and family, my sincere condolences on the passing of Rod. May all your memories sustain you in the difficult days ahead.

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  13. Ann (Mac Dougall) Munro

    Deepest sympathy to Camille, Carolyn and Jennifer on your loss. Those we love ,live forever in our hearts . My father Archie and Rod’s dad Hector were brothers .

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  14. My deepest Condolences to Camille and family on your loss. My late sister Ann and brother-in-law Michael Skinner often talked about the wonderful times they spent with you and Rod in Germany. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless!

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  15. Ann MacDougall-OBrien

    Dear Camille and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Rod’s passing, may the wonderful memories you have carry you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

    God Bless you all,

    Ann MacDougall-O’Brien
    Boston, Massachusetts

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  16. Michael Skinner

    My deepest Condolences to Camille and family

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  17. Rod was a great friend for more than 60 years and my world will not be the same
    with out him.

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  18. My deepest sympathy to you, Camille and your family. I hope you are surrounded by loved ones to help you through your loss

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  19. Our deepest sympathy Camille, Carrie,Jennifer and families. Rod was a very special friend and we will miss him dearly. Always willing to help. We had so many great times over the years that we will hold in our hearts forever.
    Rest in peace dear friend.

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  20. Anita and Blaine MacKinnon

    Sending our deepest sympathy to Camille, Carrie, Jennifer and all the MacDougall family. Blaine and I enjoyed seeing Rod at family get-togethers in Cape Breton. One warm summer evening we met up with John A and Rod on the Boardwalk in Sydney and had a great visit over a cup of tea. Rod regaled us with stories and talked so proudly of his girls. He was a great guy. My father, John Joe Bryden was Rita’s brother. Love to all.

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  21. I was fortunate enough to meet Rod through his work supporting the ABM banking machines. Always very helpful and generous with his time. Rod also realized he knew my husband as he too was in the armed forces stationed in Cyrus as a UN Peace Keeper, 1974/75.
    Keep his memory alive and speak of your countless moments together often.

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  22. Jeff and Barbara Langlois

    Our sincere condolences to Camille and all the McDougall family.

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  23. Camille, Carrie and Jennifer, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Roddy was a wonderful guy. The kindness and support he extended to me will never be forgotten. Love to all.

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  24. Sorry to hear about Rods passing My condolences to Rods family. I served with Rod in Germany – he was a great guy – always treated me well – he will be missed . May he Rest In Peace

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  25. Ed and Agnes Bates

    We are so sorry to hear of Rod’s passing, Camille, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May your memories give you strength though the darkness and let you see sunshine as time helps heals the pain. Rod will be sincerely missed.

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  26. Every once in a while certain people stand out. Within 5 minutes of meeting Rod I sensed integrity, honesty, and trust a person that I would support and feel comfortable working with. I am a better person for having known you Rod. Thank you for everything! My condolences to all family.

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  27. Dear Camille and Family,
    Just today I was reading the BOM Pensioners Newsletter and I was shocked to see Rod’s name among the “sadly missed” column. I am so sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with him for eighteen years at the Bank. Always such a true gentleman, he will be sadly missed

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