elevated 2Un7e December 2, 1930 ~ January 15, 2020
elevated 2Un7e Visitation
Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm
elevated 2Un7e Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9:30 – 10:30 am
elevated 2Un7e Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated 2Un7e Funeral Mass
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10:45 am
elevated 2Un7e Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated 2Un7e Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated 2Un7e Section: 34
elevated 2Un7e Obituary
elevated 2Un7e It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Dougall Alexander, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Emily Jeanne nee Kostrowski). Cherished father of Dwayne (Marina), Robert (Gillian) and Leigh Anne. Devoted and proud “poppy” to Matthew, Emily and Julien. Dearest brother of Dolly, he is predeceased by 8 other siblings. Dougall will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
elevated 2Un7e In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of Dougall.
Dear Dwayne, Bobby and Leigh Anne. Great souls never really leave us because they leave their marks on us whose lives they’ve touched. We will all remember your father. Fond memories, especially his cheek pinching!! May God bless you in your time of grief and sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Monica, Sabrina, Duncan, Paul, Laurie, Luke and Emma
I grew up with the MacDonalds and thought Dougall was an amazing person. If you know Dwaynes whereabout, i would very much enjoy talking To him. Many thanks
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family; especially his sister, Dolly. We had the pleasure of spending time with Dougall at his sister, Dolly’s. He was a tireless worker and he and Dolly spent much of their time together doing yard work and pruning trees around the property. He was known for his handshake that would lift you off the ground.
Paul and Lynn MacDonald
Dougall was for me a very special man. Throughout his life, not only did he and his wife, Emily, demonstrate consistent, incredible compassion and caring for their children and a host of other children whom they fostered, but also for all others they touched. As a simple example from 40 years ago, when I was making a house call on a patient a few houses up from where he lived, he asked if he could wash my car while I attended to my duties. No welcome could be more welcoming and no handshake more firm than to meet him as the first contact at the Royal York Hotel where he worked. Always positive, always thinking of the “other person”, always strong and energetic, Dougall is a dear, dear friend who has passed through a door to an unimaginable life of joy which door I also expect to pass through and there to find him in the kingdom of heaven. I pray that the Lord of all life will be with the family in thanksgiving and remembrance.
Dr. Paul Pitt
Our deepest sympathies go out to the famiy who had the pleasure of knowing Dougie. He was the one who looked and reminded me of our father (Francis). His laugh and his ethics for work was second to none and I enjoyed his summer visits when he came. We will always remember him
Thinking of you
Paul and Vivian
To The MacDonald Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy to your entire family. May God give you the Peace that you seek during this very sad time. May our most heart felt condolences bring you comfort & our prayers to ease the pain of your loss.
P.S. Yes- I too was a recipient of Dougies “Cheek Pinching” – Fondly remembered for sure!
God Bless / be Brave & strong.
The Kostorowski Family – Wanda, Janine & Andrew
Dear MacDonald Family,
My heartfelt condolences on your loss. Having spent many hours having coffee and chatting with Emily at the kitchen table while visiting the house, there was always a “Welcome” and “What can I get you?” I will always remember those times as well as Christmas Eve meals at part of the extended family. Dougall never stopped doing what it he did best. Take care and God Bless! Hugs, Rhonda
I was very sorry to hear of the loss of one of my favourite Uncles. He was always cheerful and willing to relate stories from his tenure at the Royal York…having met royalty, actors and dignitaries over the years there. I wish I’d had the chance to watch him play the bagpipes, but I’m sure he’s regaling the angels above to a hearty march or two.
As a family, we shall all mourn the loss of someone so dear to us. We pray together to once again hear the spirit of the pipes up in Heaven one day. God bless the MacDonald Family at this time.
Cousin Teresa & Kelly