We, the family of Margaret ‘Margie’ Hazel MacDougall regret to announce her passing on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Margie was born in St. Mary’s River in 1936 to the late Muriel and Jack MacDougall. She later moved to New Glasgow, where Margie lived until she graduated from Aberdeen School of Nursing in 1957. Upon graduation she moved to Sydney, where Margie met her future husband, Edward ‘Eddie’ Joseph MacDougall and began her nursing career at St. Rita’s Hospital, Sydney. Margie eventually finished her career retiring from MacGillivray Guest Home.

During Margie and Eddie’s 64 years of marriage, they raised four children, Gordon (Linda) MacDougall, Joyce (Lawrence) O’Brien, Brenda (Todd) Wambolt, and Kevin (Susan) MacDougall. Margie was ‘Grammy’ to 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was a loving sister to Betty MacDonald, Doris MacGillivray, Kay MacDonald, John MacDougall, and predeceased brother, Bill MacDougall and sister, Mary Ross.

Margie was a big sports fan in general and especially, loved her Montreal Canadiens. She spent many years volunteering for the Cape Breton Road Runners while cheering on her husband, Eddie. She also volunteered for St. John Ambulance at the Pier rink. During the summer months Margie would be found on either the Polar Bear Beach or Black Point spending time with her family. She also had many close friends over the year’s playing cards, quilting and sewing.

She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Margaret ‘Margie’ Hazel MacDougall will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. with the memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in New Calvary Cemetery, Whitney Pier.

For those unable to attend Live Streaming will be available on our website.

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Donations in memory of Margie can be made to the Cape Breton Regional Patient Care Fund.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Online Condolences

So sorry for your loss, prayers for the family, sure wish we were there for u at this sad time, she was such a nice person
From:  Sandra and Terry Dawe

Condolences all the MacDougall families and friends.
Aunt Margie was a special person and will always be with each of you as your lives go forwards. She is remembered as a compassionate, fun loving, joy to be around, willing to help go above person. May her memory live on and bring a smile to one and and all.
From:  Doug and Debbie MacGillivray

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. A wonderful person who, with Eddie, raised a wonder family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gordie and the MacDougall family.
From:  Ron and Joanne Evely

My heart goes out to your family. I am sending prayers and deepest condolences to you all. It is always extremely difficult to endure the time when we grieve the loss of a parent. God bless your mom and your entire family. May she rest in peace. May you seek some sense of solace with supportive friends and family. Love being sent your way.
From:  Carla MacDougall-Miller