Monday, November 9, 2015

Obituary announcemennt for club member LCol GORDON (GORD) KEITH MACDOUGALL LM514 (RC SIGS/CELE 42B RET'D)

MACDOUGALL, Gordon Keith "Gord" Retired LCol
Passed away suddenly at Kingston General Hospital Friday November 6, 2015 in his 75th year; beloved Husband of Mary Noreen Catherine (nee Patrick), loving Father of two sons and families: Gordon (Howe Island), Michael (Ottawa) and family Josee D'Amour and loving Grandfather to Gabrielle MacDougall.  Gordon was predeceased by his parents George Keith and Phyllis Ruther (Gerard), and will be sadly missed by his sisters: Marilyn Kinley (B.C.), Phyllis (Joe) Mrak (B.C.), Janet (Ron) Schek (B.C.), and Grace and (Tony) D'Ariano (Hamilton).  Born in Toronto, raised in British Columbia, he entered the Canadian Military Royal Signals Corps in 1960.  After postings in: Petawawa, London Ontario, Kingston, Germany, Calgary, Toronto, Washington D.C., Jericho Beach, Ottawa, Gord retired from the military and moved to Howe Island.  On Howe Island, he renovated an old cottage which became his life's work.  He turned his hand at drafting, designing, and implementing Noreen's dream for their home.  Many friends helped with the dream: Bob Conroy, Dan Spencer, Don Banks, and Gerald Coady.  His next love was a love of golf and was a member of the Garrison Golf Club and played regularly with his golf "buddies."  Gord will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews in Hamilton and British Columbia. You were, and will always, truly be an "Officer and a Gentleman" and will live on in our memories forever holding a special place in our hearts.  Visitation will be held at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME, 1900 John Counter Boulevard onThursday, November 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Friday, November 13
 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., with the Funeral Service to follow in the chapel at 2:30 p.m.  Reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gord's memory may be made to the Military Communications and Electronics Museum.

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