Thursday, March 30, 2023
March 30, 2023

MACDOUGALL, Nancy Jane (nee Applegath)

April 30, 1928 ~ February 12, 2023.

It is with deep sadness that the family of Nancy Jane MacDougall announces her peaceful passing on Sunday, February 12th, 2023, at Greenwoods Eldercare. Nancy lived a remarkable 94 years devoting her life as a wonderful wife and mother. Her family was her world.

Nancy was born April 30, 1928, in Toronto and moved to Vancouver at a young age. It was there at the age of 4 that she met the future love of her life, Donald MacDougall. Little did she know her brother Bill’s friend would re-enter her life many years later and develop into a love affair that spanned nearly 72 years of marriage. They married in Vancouver on September 8, 1951.

Nancy left her career at Aetna Life when her children, daughter Susan and son Neil, were born. The family moved to West Vancouver where Nancy loved being a home maker. The family also enjoyed annual fishing trips to their cabin at Timothy Lake in the Cariboo.

Later in 1985 as empty nesters, Don and Nancy relocated to Salt Spring Island where Nancy was an active member of St. Mark’s Anglican Altar Guild and enjoyed her time with a lady’s bridge and mahjong groups. She was a talented crafter creating many beautiful cross stitch and crewel pictures. She was also busy canning and preserving the many bounties of Don’s vegetable and fruit gardens. After downsizing from their home on North End they moved to Brinkworthy where they made many friends over 20 years.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband Don, her children Susan Alexander and Neil MacDougall. Her grandson Bruce (Katie) Alexander, and granddaughter Erin (Tavish) Annis. She also has five great grandchildren Avery and Josh Annis and James, Arianne and Jaylynne Alexander. Nancy is pre-deceased by her parents Thomas and Wannetta Applegath and brothers Bill and Alan.

The family would like to thank Greenwoods staff for their care and compassion. As to Nancy’s wishes there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, Nancy would be honoured to have donations made to the Salt Spring SPCA in her name.


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