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Ethel (Sis) McDougall

November 11, 2022

Ethel (Sis) McDougall Obituary

MCDOUGALL, Ethel Margaret (Sis)

Sis McDougall, dearly loved wife of the late Charles Willard Nelson (Chuck) McDougall passed away peacefully at the Almonte General Hospital on November 11, 2022 with her family by her side. She was in her 93rd Year.

Sis was born in Almonte on August 2, 1930 to the late Thomas Joshua McGrath and Ethel Fern McGrath. She was educated in Almonte. On May 16, 1952 she married Chuck and they built their home at 134 Brookdale Ave., Almonte where they lived their whole lives and raised their children. Before she married, she worked at Collie Woolen Mills. After she married, she was a housewife and stay at home mother for many years, raising eight children. When her children were older she returned to work at Producers Dairy and later as a Housekeeper at Fairview Manor.

She will be profoundly missed by her children and their spouses; Dawn (Steven Blackburn), Dale, Peter (Penny), Darlene (Stephen Dugdale), Randy (Debbie), Darren, Sherry (Jamie Horton) and Jaimie McDougall (Gloria) Drummond. Nannie will also be missed by her 17 grandchildren; Jeff, Shawn, Ryan and Michael Blackburn, Kimberly and Dustin McDougall, Andrew and Jenna McDougall, Stephen, Josh and Nathan Dugdale, Robbie McDougall and Lindsay Timmins, Nikki and Lisa Horton, and Brad and Taylor McDougall. She also had 16 great-grandchildren; Spencer and Trevor Blackburn, Maewyn and Riordyn Blackburn, Brooks Rightmyer, Ashlyn, Cullen and Lily Dugdale, Conor McDougall, Kinsley, Kaydon and Quinn Timmins, Rylee Horton Hjorth, Emilia and Link Oosterholt and Mason Munro. She is survived by her brother Merville McGrath and her sisters in law; Evyleen McGrath and Audrey Brown. She was predeceased by her sister Dorothy Hayward and her brothers Harvey and Harold McGrath.

For ten months she lived in long term care at the Almonte General Hospital while awaiting a room at Fairview Manor. While there, she made friends and she will be greatly missed, especially by Margaret Sonnenburg, her roommate and closest friend there. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she was always there for her family. As her life was ending, she called for Chuck. Now, they will be reunited to rest in peace eternally.

Following cremation, on November 18,2022, she will be brought back to 134 Brookdale where she will rest for one final night in her own home.

A private family graveside service will be held.


The following letter was signed by her children and buried with her:

Dear Mom,

We want to thank you for all you did for us.

When you called Dad on Thursday, we knew it was a sign that you were tired and just wanted to be released from the pain and discomfort. We were grateful that you did not have to suffer too long.

We will always be thankful that you were on this Earth for 92 years. You were with us to celebrate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and all the parties we had over the years. You were there to see our children grow and become parents and we know you enjoyed nothing more than being with this crazy family through it all.

Now November 11th will not only be a day to celebrate War Veterans, it will also be a day to remember you – a real Veteran of life.

On Thursday and Friday as you slept, I am sure you could hear all of us. You were surrounded by your children and grand-children. Even Margaret came in to say goodbye and tell you how much she will miss you. We hope that brought you comfort and peace and showed you how much you are loved.

You will be profoundly missed, but now you deserve to rest in peace.

Love forever,


Donations may be made to the Almonte General Hospital Foundation.









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