System Mourns Loss of Dougald MacDougall, Credit Union Advocate and Professional
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Dougald MacDougall, on Sunday, July 22nd after a brief illness at the age of 89.
Asked about Dougald, Bernie O’Neil, President and CEO of Atlantic Central, replied, “I have known Dougald for many years and worked with him both professionally and as a volunteer. Dougald gave fully of himself, his skills and talents to the credit union system both at home, through his professional work and on the various boards he served, and also internationally where he travelled, promoting the credit union system. He was instrumental in the creation and development of credit unions in Nova Scotia, and he will be missed.”
After his service in the Second World War, Dougald returned to Canada and took courses at St. Francis Xavier University, leading to his deep involvement in the Credit Union Movement. He was employed as a Field Representative with the Nova Scotia Credit Union League, and also with CUNA Mutual Insurance Society (CUMIS) for 29 years.
Dougald served faithfully on numerous committees and on the Boards of Directors of Harbour City and Dartmouth Community Credit Unions, as well as on the Boards of Credit Union Central of Nova Scotia, League Savings and Mortgage and League Data.
Dougald’s significant contributions to the Co-operative / Credit Union Movement were recognized when he was presented with the 2001 Distinguished Co-operator Award by the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council.
In addition to his credit union service, Dougald also served on many other Boards, including that of the Dartmouth YM-YWCA
Dougald is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doreen, four daughters, three sons, sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A deeply spiritual celebration of Dougald’s life and funeral mass will be held on Thursday, July 26th at 10:00 am in Saint Thomas Moore Church, Dartmouth, NS.