LCol (Ret’d)G.K. MacDougall

06 Nov 15

LCol (Ret`d) Gordon (Gord) Keith MacDougall, CD – RC SIGS/CELE 42B (1940 – 2015)

Passed away suddenly at Kingston General Hospital on Friday 6 November at the age of 75.

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.

The Funeral Service was held on Friday 13 November 2015 at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Boulevard, Kingston, ON. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gord’s memory may be made to the Military Communications and Electronics Museum.