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.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service. Online condolences may
be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca