Patricia Anne MacDougall
Patricia Anne MacDougall, 79, of Moncton went to be with her Lord and Saviour on September 29th, 2021. She passed away at the Moncton Hospital with her loving family by her side.
Pat was born in West River on May 7, 1942 the daughter of the late Aubrey and Annie (Wilbur) Butland.
Pat graduated High School in Hillsborough. She worked at T.Eaton Company for a short while then she met the love of her life, Don, and they were married and started raising their family. Don joined the military and Pat was left to fend for herself and take care of the household, she did so without hesitation. She babysat for her sister and people in the community when her children were small. Pat loved children and was a great caretaker, she had the patients of Job and never seemed to get frazzled even when things went wrong. Don then went into the ministry and became a Reverend and this meant taking the family wherever he was called to serve his Lord. Pat was again willing and ready to do what she had to and being a Minister's wife was now her job. She supported her husband and has made many friends over the years all over the Maritimes. Pat was there for her children and all of her family, her and Don seemed to be the go to people when anyone needed guidance. She was close with her sisters and even though she didn't live next door the phone was always nearby. Some would say she knew more about what was going on in the family than the others who lived close to each other. Pat was loyal and visited her sister Faye who has dementia, Pat was determined to be there for her and visited regularly so Faye would remember her as long as she could. She also had a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews, she cared for them all and always kept up on how they were all doing. As her family grew and her grandchildren and great-grandchildreb came along, they were definitely her pride and joy. She was a cool grandmother who was always there when needed. Pat's grandchildren felt blessed to have a grammy that they could depend on whatever the case may be. Her faith was strong and she depended on that to get her through life's struggles. In her later years as her health deteriorated, she was always looking on the bright side. She was a member of the Sunny Brae Baptist Church where they attended after Don retired from the Ministry. She lived a Christian life and left an example to follow. Pat was ready to go and meet her Heavenly Father and join all her loved ones that have gone before her. She didn't want her funeral to be a service of despair but to be of hope and thankfulness, she would want us to see the new life she is beginning and not the one she has ended.
One of her hymns she picked was: Because He lives and this verse says it all:
"And then one day ,We'll all cross that river, And fight life's final war with pain, And then, as death gives way to victory, I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know he reigns."
She will be deeply missed by her husband, Rev. Don MacDougall; her son, Jeff MacDougall (Wendy) of Hillsborough; daughter, Leanne MacCallum (Dwight) of Moncton; her cherished grandchildren, Jordan, David, Robynn (Jonathan), Jacob and Grace (Joshua) precious great -grandchildren, Sadie, Willow and Owen; sisters, Faye Bishop of Hillsborough, Carolyn Geldart (Merlen) of Hillsborough, Judy Fenton (John) of Riverview and Edith Land (Michael) of Edgett's Landing. She will also be missed by her in-laws, Ivan and Doris and several nieces, nephews and by all her extended family and friends.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by brother, Harold; sister, Lois Butland; father-in-law, Len and brother-in-law, Audbur Bishop.
Due to the COVID there will be a private family gathering. Interment will be in the Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell Hill, NB.
Donations to the Sunny Brae Baptist Church Building Fund, Hopewell Cemetery or charity of the donor's choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 route 114,Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2. 734-2780
Private Family Gathering
Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell Hill, NB
Sunny Brae Baptist Church Building Fund, Hopewell Cemetery or charity of choice