Mabel "Jean" MacDougall
1919 - 2011
MacDougall, M. Jean, 92 , of Hillside View Special Care Home and formerly of West Lane, Moncton, NB; passed away at The Moncton Hospital, on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Born in Dunkirk, SK; she was the daughter of the late Herbert D. and Annie (Treherne) MacMillan.
Jean worked during WWII as a plant worker, manufacturing artillery shells in Ajax, ON; later, she studied hairdressing, working at Calva’s in Moncton; before her marriage to Theodore “Flea” MacDougall.
At the age of 10, Jean's family moved from Dunkirk, SK. to Black Point, NB; Jean's life experiences helped her to develop her strong character. Working in the farming community with her parents and grandmother; she has passed on to her family a wealth of knowledge and her life experiences.
For many years, Jean was an active member of Mountain View United Church in Moncton, NB; Jean was well-known for her baked goods; her skills were called upon to raise funds for the Church. A loving and caring mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Jean was very pro-active in being there for all her neighbours and many friends she felt needed assistance; visiting and spending time with them.
The community of New Mills, NB; was named after Jean's great-great grandfather George Dutch, who came from Scotland in 1826; the land the church is on in New Mills was donated by George Dutch and the schools that were in Black Point, NB were donated by Jean's grandfather Ebenezer MacMillan.
She is survived by her two sons Theodore "Ted" MacDougall (Marlene) of Moncton and Brian MacDougall (Abbie) of Dieppe; her grandsons Scott MacDougall (Jen) and Jonathan MacDougall all of British Columbia; her three great grandchildren Fearon, Tessa and Harmony of British Columbia; as well as her nephew David Ralph MacPherson (Martha) of Charlo, NB.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Theodore "Flea" MacDougall and by a sister Margaret Warman.
At Jean's request a Graveside and Committal Service will be held at New Mills Cemetery, New Mills, NB on Monday October 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Kent Gibbons officiating.
Donations in Jean's memory made to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.