George Thomas (Tom) McDougall


George Thomas McDougall (Tom) passed away peacefully in his sleep October 30, 2014 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on October 8, 1936. It was there that he met the love of his life Joan when they were only fifteen. Tom and Joan were married in 1958 and shortly thereafter moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where Tom worked for CN railroad and Davies Electric. In 1960 they welcomed a daughter, Sherry Lee, and in 1966 a son, Blaine Thomas. In 1974 Tom began working for Kramer Tractor in Saskatoon, and had a long and rewarding career until his retirement. In 2005 Tom and Joan moved to Red Deer to enjoy retirement closer to their youngest grandchildren. Tom will be remembered as a warm, loving father and grandfather. Like any good Saskatchewan boy he loved the Roughriders, was an avid outdoorsman, as well as a talented photographer. He was a fixture at his children and grandchildren’s games, and could always be counted on to cheer the loudest. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, his daughter Sherry (Ted), son Blaine (Nadine) and grandchildren Deanna, Teddy, Keegan, Konnor and Konrad, and his sister Elizabeth. He is predeceased by his parents, Fred and Anne and brother Lionel. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the Palliative Care Department at Red Deer General Hospital as well as the staff and volunteers at Red Deer Hospice. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be given to Red Deer Hospice at 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4R 3S6. A viewing will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67A Street (Taylor Drive) on Monday November 3 from 6-8 pm, and the celebration of Tom’s life will be at Mighty Fortress Lutheran Church November 4 at 1:00 PM at 51 Alford Ave, Red Deer. Condolences may be sent or viewed at

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