It is with great sorrow that we the family announce the passing of Roderick ‘Rod’ MacDougall, age 71, on Saturday May 22, 2021 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney, with his loving partner, Earl King by his side.
Born in Sydney, Rod was the son of the late John and Ethel (MacKinnon) MacDougall.
Rod spent his life doing the things he loved most, cooking and baking. He worked at Ziggy’s Pub & Grill and retired as Kitchen Manager.
Rod was an amazing man and will be missed by so many. Some of his favorite things to do were reminiscing about Iona, baking, and spending time with his grandchildren by the pond in his backyard and planting flowers in the garden with Earl. Rod was at his happiest when he was holding a cup of Robin’s coffee.
Rod was survived by his partner, Earl King; children, Shaun (Alana), Jason (Michelle), Jennifer (Terry), and grandchildren, Hunter, Jeremy, JJ, Luca, Brennan, Brianna, Mya, and Emmett. He is also survived by his sister; Rita; brothers, Raymond (Marillian), Donald (Bonnie) and other extended family members.
Rod will truly be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. We know he is at peace in heaven with his beloved puppy, his little shadow, Sabrina.
Due to Covid 19 there will be no visitation. A private family funeral service to celebrate the life of Roderick MacDougall will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, Whitney Pier with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Live streaming of the service will be available on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 2 p.m. on our website. Private family interment will take place at a later date.
Donations in memory of Rod may be made to the SPCA Cape Breton Branch or charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Sorry to here Roddy passed away. Lois and Sheila stayed with Roddy and partner Earl had a great time. Both Roddy and Earl were so kind and generous they showed us a great time. We will miss Roddy but we know he is in peace and we will always remember him. Rip Roddy
From: Lois Chappel
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and to Earl at this sad time . Rod was a kind soul , god love him , he will be missed terribly by all who knew him . Rest in peace Roddie old buddy , god speed .
From: John King
Dear Shaun; Jason Jenn and family. Soooo sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Ray said you could never meet a nicer Man than your Dad; Amazing cook and baker. Ray speaks often of the Great times in Margaree. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers; Raymond; John; David Ferguson and Family.
Sending my deepest condolences to Jason,Jen and Shaun.. and all the kids !
Love you guys xoxox
So very Sorry for your loss Earl and Family.Had the pleasure of working with him.A kind and gentle man,My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all 🙏🙏🙏
Very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. May his love and kindness live on in his family and friends.
So sorry for your loss.
It was a pleasure to have worked with him.❤️
Sending my sympathies to Earl and Rita. Roddy was so nice and always willing to do anything for you. Sheila Rita and Lois we remember him when we stayed on holidays. He will be sadly missed and will miss his great cooking RIP. Roddy
Jay, Jen and Shawn and families, Rod was such a sweet man and he will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. RIP Rod!
Earl, you have lost a great partner and I’m sure you will miss him…my condolences to you on your loss!
To Earl and our MacDougall Cousins;
We are sending our deepest condolences to all of you on the passing of Roddy. Rest in eternal paradise Roddy. Godspeed.
Cathy (MacLean) Law and family
Earl, Rita ,& family,
Our thoughts prayers are with you all on your great loss of
an awesome cousin.
Lorraine & Duane Scarlett
To Earl and MacDougall Family my condolences to you all. I had the pleasure of working with Roddy at the Pizza Den back the early 2000’s He was a very kind and personable person to talk to……It was a surprise to me that he and I both had connections to the country Iona,Christmas Island etc. RIP Roddy !
Earl, Rita, and our Mac Dougall cousins,
we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Roddie. We are thinking of you all, Rest In Peace sweet man..
Sincere condolences to Roddie’s family on his passing. I knew Roddie from Scouting. He was a good scouter.