Sharon Louise MacDougall (nee West)
Visitation 2 hours prior to service (Saturday June 1, 2024 from 11 AM- 1 PM)
Saturday June 1, 2024 at 1 PM from MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow

Cemetery:
South Kinloss Cemetery, Lucknow
In Memory of
Sharon Louise MacDougall (nee West)
June 24th, 1946 - May 28th, 2024

Place of Death

Alexandra Marine & General Hospital, Goderich

Obituary

Sharon Louise MacDougall (nee West), beloved wife of the late Allan Lloyd MacDougall, passed away at the Goderich Hospital on Tuesday May 28, 2024 at the age of 77.   She was born on June 24, 1946 in Ashfiled Township, daughter of the late Richard and Jean West.  Dear mother of Heather & Brian Bartlett of La Salle, David MacDougall of Fort McMurray and Marita and Simon Taylor of Goderich.  Greatly missed by grandchildren Morgan, Clair, Alexandria, Roderick, Benjamin, Grace and Graham.  Also survived by brother Jim West of Kintail, sister Marianne Smeltzer of Ripley, sister-in-law Grace Dollery of Bayfield and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brothers-in-law Elmer Smeltzer and Jim Dollery. 

Sharon graduated from Nursing School in 1966 from St. Joseph’s Hospital in London.  She worked as a Registered Nurse at Wingham & District Hospital until she became a stay at home mom to raise Heather, David and Marita.  She was called back to work in labour & delivery at the hospital in 1982, helping many local babies arrive safely until her retirement in 2008, all the while helping Allan on the farm. She managed to find time to serve an active role in her community; a member of South Kinloss Presbyterian Church, a Sunday School Superintendent, President of the Women’s Missionary Society, member of the Kairshea Women’s Institute and Lucknow Lions Ladies.

She made some great memories with her neighbours from the 4th of Kinloss, work colleagues from the hospital, her family and especially her grandchildren.  Sharon always had a funny quip to share in conversation that her new caregivers in Goderich Place loved her for!  Sharon loved to cook, sew, watch her beloved Blue Jays (especially Bo!), and work away on her crossword puzzles.  In the past few years, she struggled with her health and recently had been on kidney dialysis.  Despite all her ailments she never complained.  She was immensely proud of all her grandchildren for their achievements whether it be academics, sports, travels, and acts of kindness. 

Visitation will be held from the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, on Saturday June 1, 2024 from 11AM- 1PM followed by the funeral service at 1 PM.  Interment South Kinloss Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the Kidney Care Centre of Southwestern Ontario, Wingham Hospital Foundation, AMGH or the charity of your own choice.

Donations

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  Wingham & District Hospital Foundation

 Alexandra Marine & General Hospital Foundation

 London Health Sciences Centre- Kidney Care Centre of Southwestern Ontario

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Message from Anne Marie Michon2024-06-06 20:57:53
Heather, Brian, Allie, and, Ben My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved Mom and Grandmother. May her memory be eternal. Love all of you Anne Marie
Message from Anne Marie Michon2024-06-06 13:12:30
Heather, Brian, Allie, and, Ben My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved Mom and Grandmother. May her memory be eternal. Love all of you Anne Marie
Message from Anne Marie Michon2024-06-06 09:53:57
Heather, Brian, Allie, and, Ben My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved Mom and Grandmother. May her memory be eternal. Love all of you Anne Marie
Message from Bill and Donna2024-06-03 09:07:10
Heather, David, Marita and families: It was 50 years ago this month we moved to the 4th and were neighbours for over 35 years. We have fond memories of all of you growing up, of sharing rides to swimming lessons and band practices, haying, silo filling and the days the cattle were sold. I remember a trip or two to Hamilton fabric shops, helping with some of the wedding planning and in the fall, enjoying the garden vegetables she'd bring over. When one of our kids had a cut or injury, I'd pop over to get your Mom's opinion on whether stitches were required. Many evenings were spent discussing the challenges of motherhood, some at the end of a hot, summer day, under the shade of the apple tree. She loved you and was so very proud of your many accomplishments. The grandchildren arrived and she could not have been more proud to show off photos as well as the beautiful christening gown she made. She was a talented lady. It became a tradition, when we became grandparents, for your Mom and Dad to come over and help us babysit on New Year's Eve. When they left the farm, it took us a long time to adjust to the missing glow of their yard light. We also had to adjust to fact they wouldn't be dropping over to share a beverage or give us some family news. Your Mom was a great neighbour, friend and you will miss her dearly. Treasure the memories. Bill and Donna
Message from Anne Marie Michon2024-06-03 05:29:19
Heather, Brian, Allie, and, Ben My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved Mom and Grandmother. May her memory be eternal. Love all of you Anne Marie
Message from Cheryl Cuillerier2024-06-02 14:22:50
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Huggs xxxxx
Message from Dick Richards2024-06-01 19:34:31
So sad to read of Sharon's passing.I knew her forever as a cousin, schoolmate, friend and through Clan MacDonald get togethers. I spent many good times with Sharon and Allan, and remember them fondly. My condolences to David, Marita and Heather and to Jim and Marianne.
Message from Anne Marie Michon2024-06-01 18:11:44
Heather, Brian, Allie, and, Ben My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved Mom and Grandmother. May her memory be eternal. Love all of you Anne Marie
Message from Anne Marie Michon2024-05-31 22:56:15
Heather, Brian, Allie, and, Ben My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved Mom and Grandmother. May her memory be eternal. Love all of you Anne Marie
Message from Patricia and Murray Hunter 2024-05-31 22:35:39
Heather, David, Marita and Families, We extend our sympathy to you on the death of your Mother and Grandmother. Treasure your memories of her. Patricia and Murray Hunter
Message from don and Mary Anne MacDonald2024-05-31 19:33:08
Heather,David,Marita and families. Sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom, and grandma. She was a wonderful lady.
Message from Donna & Rob Middelkamp 2024-05-31 15:13:43
Our Sympathy to Sharon 's Family on her passing she was a very lady sending hugs to you all and will keep you all in our thoughts . RIP SHARON !!!! You sure will be missed will miss see your comments on face book
Message from Mary Ann Chadwick2024-05-31 09:32:18
Sending sincere condolences to Sharon’s family. I have fond memories of working together at WDH
Message from Mary Ann Chadwick2024-05-31 09:29:04
Sending my sincere condolences to Sharon’s family. I have fond memories of working together at WDH Mary Ann Chadwick
Message from Lynne Mann2024-05-30 19:55:43
Sending my sympathy to all of Sharon's family in your loss. I worked with Sharon at WDH and as can be seen by all the comments from her co workers she was a wonderful, caring nurse. With her one of a kind sense of humour she made working nights a little bit more fun. Rest in peace Sharon.
Message from Wilma and Leonard Clarke 2024-05-30 19:28:20
Please know that Len and I were so sorry to hear this sad news. Will miss seeing her when I go down to play the piano at Goderich Place. Always had a great visit with her.
Message from Barb (MacKenzie) Hayden2024-05-30 19:11:15
Sending condolences and sympathy to the West and MacDougall families From attending Hemlock City public school, Ashfield Presbyterian Church and Lucknow High School I’ve known Sharon for many years My favourite memory of Sharon was on my first day of high school. My first time riding on the high school bus!! She made that first morning so much easier when she approached me to help me navigate the high school hall and finding my home room. I’ve always appreciated that kindness. May happy memories help you through the days and weeks ahead.
Message from Laurie & Wayne Bell2024-05-30 19:01:16
Deepest sympathy to Heather, David, Marita & families. Another great nurse has went to heaven.
Message from Brenda Cook2024-05-30 16:09:16
Condolences to all of Sharon’s family. I too had the pleasure of working with your Mom at WDH. I have great memories of some fun times while always caring for our patients.
Message from Shauna Pearse2024-05-30 13:37:52
I'm so sorry and sending love and condolences to all. I have fond memories of Sharon. May the memories you have help you during moments of sadness and bring a smile.
Message from Lynda Cerson2024-05-30 12:42:04
Sincere condolences to Marianne and Sharon’s family.
Message from Marie gear2024-05-30 10:27:22
I worked with Sharon at WDH for 26 years. I remember her mainly in her role as an obstetrical nurse. She was kind and gentle and quick and thoughtful —everything that is needed in a labour and delivery ward. She also had a wonderful sense of humour. We survived many a delivery together!!! My sympathy to all of her family. Marie Gear M.D.
Message from Joanne Walters2024-05-30 09:49:49
So sorry for the loss of your lovely mom Sharon. My mom Winnie (Farrish), who passed away in April, was a cousin of Allan. They will all be having a grand reunion & we will all have happy memories to give us comfort at this time.
Message from Linda McKee2024-05-30 07:01:37
I worked many shifts with Sharon at WDH. Her knowledge and expertise always made a stressful situation much easier. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Linda
Message from Cheryl Faber (Underwood)2024-05-29 21:52:12
Heather, David, Marita and families. Peace be with you at this time of saddness with the passing of your mom. Peace be with you as you cherish the wonderful memories of your mom.
Message from EMILY MELLICK2024-05-29 21:01:39
Heather and Marita, Your mom was a gem full of wit and charm . I feel so blessed to have got to know her and her lovely family . My heart felt condolences. 🙏🏻 ❤️ ☮️
Message from MaryAnn and Gerald LaPensee2024-05-29 20:17:46
Heather, Brian and family So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Sincerest sympathy to you and the family.
Message from Mary Downey2024-05-29 20:16:12
My sincere sympathy to the family
Message from Sheena 2024-05-29 19:54:33
Heather and Brian Thinking of you both.
Message from John Lowe2024-05-29 18:17:08
I'm so very sorry to read this about Sharon. I, too, worked with Sharon at WDH. We seemed to be stuck on nights together both in my Orderly days then later on as an RN. I always enjoyed Sharon. She was good for a laugh and liked a good time. My most sincere condolences to all. John Lowe, Brussels
Message from Laurie & Wayne Bell2024-05-29 17:19:02
Deepest sympathy to Heather, David, Marita & families. Another great nurse has went to heaven.
Message from Alexa and Jim Dore2024-05-29 15:40:32
Please accept our condolences with the passing of your beloved mom. I had the privilege and honour to work with your mom at WDH, lots of great memories. Thinking of each of you. Sincerely Alexa and Jim Dore
Message from Phyllis Barfoot2024-05-29 15:09:08
My sincere condolences to all of Sharon’s family. I have wonderful memories of working along beside Sharon. Her kind, healing and caring hands touched many patients lives as she cared for even the tiniest babies as well as the frail elderly and all of those in between. I will remember her as being an amazing nurse and special coworker.
Message from Tom Andrew 2024-05-29 14:24:20
- My favourite cousin. - down by the river at the Mac Donald Reunion when we were a 11 years old , getting fed cigarettes from a dear relative - going to miss you and the memories -
Message from Betty mcdonagh2024-05-29 14:12:14
I’m so sorry for this loss. Knew Sharon well, and she was a great friend. Although I will be absent on Saturday, my love and support goes out too all the family and friends Peace be with you all and rip Sharon
Message from KathleenBaird2024-05-29 13:46:43
My sympathy Kathleen Baird
Message from Carol Taylor2024-05-29 13:43:53
To Sharons family my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. I worked many years with Sharon on OBS at WDH and we saw lots babies come into the world . Sharon was a kind person and caring coach to her labouring mons and an excellent nurse. Her quick wit and expressive face always let you know what she was thinking. To her children, we all knew what you guys were up to, your mom was always full of stories and very proud of her children and grandkids. Now Sharon go safely to the place where old nurses go when their shift on earth is finished and meet up with former staff from WDH that have arrived there before you...
Message from Don and Linda Wall2024-05-29 13:34:35
Sincere condolences to all the family. So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Sharon!
Message from Connie MacEwen2024-05-29 13:16:22
Sending my sympathy to Sharon’s family at this time of her passing. May she rest in peace! Sincerely, Connie MacEwen ( former colleague at WDH).
Message from Mark Becker2024-05-29 10:02:48
Heather, David, Marita & families I was shocked and sadden to hear the passing of Sharon. Please accept my sincere condolences to all of you and know that you are in my thoughts at this very difficult time. I was lucky to enjoy the company of both your mom and dad over the years, and of course with a few beverages. I have good memories of doing corn silage at the farm with Sharon stopping me occasionally to have a quick rye with her before me heading back to the field. I also recall the great meal she would prepare for all of us at the end of the day. Good times! Unfortunately I am unable to attend the visitation and service as I have plans in place. Hold onto the good memories, as i know there are many, and share those good memories in the days ahead to help you through this difficult time.
Message from Deborah Bartlett2024-05-29 09:36:20
I'm so sorry for your loss Heather and Brian. It seems nurses tend to run in the family tree. My prayers are with you all
Message from Paul & Andrea Hamilton2024-05-29 08:59:14
Heather, David, Marita & families., Sending sincere condolences to you on the passing of your mom. We have many fond memories of her. She was a great nurse and a mentor to me when I started nursing. Cherish the memories! Hugs!
Message from Joan Helm2024-05-29 07:13:53
My deepest sympathy to the family. Sharon was a great friend and we had many good times with she and Allan . Sorry to hear of her passing.
Message from Irene Parker2024-05-29 06:28:41
Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Shocked and saddened to say good bye. Gone too soon. RIP