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Lorraine Mcdougall

October 9, 1941 — March 9, 2023

Lorraine Mcdougall

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we the family of Lorraine (McPherson) McDougall, announce her peaceful passing on Thursday March 9,2023 at the age of 81 in the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by her family. Born on October 9, 1941, in New Waterford  she was the daughter of the late Martin & Helen (Donovan) McPherson.

She worked at Breton Education center for many years and was known to most students as the “Red Coats”. Her hobbies included baking, sewing, making ceramics and of course a good game of Bingo. 

Ma spent most of her younger years at home raising her four children whom she loved and adored very much, and she also shared a special bond with her oldest grandson, Gregory. Lorraine was a loving wife to the late Jack McDougall and was a devoted mother, grandmother, & great- grand mother. Family and the loved she shared with them brought great joy into her life.

Left to mourn her passing are her sons Jackie (Lila), Glen (Cindy), Tony (Kim); daughter Patricia all of New Waterford. Lorraine left a legacy of love in her 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; sisters Florence, Delores, Susie, Linda (Terry), Beatrice, Beverly; brother Lorne. She is also survived by in laws June, Donnie (Mary), Albert (Maureen), Cathy (Mick), Leona and Johnny.

Besides her parents she was also predeceased by her sisters Jessie, Aggie, Sharon, and her brother Martin “Tojo”; mother & father in-law Clifford & Frances (Nearing) McDougall, as well as many sister and brother-in laws.

Lorraine will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her especially by her two life long friends, Martha Barry & Melanie Rankin.

We would like to express our sincere heartfelt thanks to the nurses and doctors of the 2nd floor at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital for the wonderful care of our mother during her stay as well as the care and compassion from the New Waterford Homemakers.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 14 from 9 a.m. until 10 :45 a.m. with a service to follow at 11 a.m. all in McLellan Funeral Home Chapel, 3183, New Waterford. Fr. Godwin Obike officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, New Waterford. If you wish to donate, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Cancer Society in Ma's name. Online expressions of sympathy and words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting the Tribute Wall at the top of this page. 


Farewell Dear Mother


Somewhere in my heart

beneath all my grief and pain,

Is a smile I still wear

at the sound of your dear name.

The precious word is ‘MOTHER’,

she was my world you see,

But now my heart is breaking

cause she’s no longer here with me.

God chose her for His angel

to watch me from above,

To guide me and advise me

and know that I’m still loved.

The day she had to leave me

when her life on earth was through,

God had better plans for her,

for this, I surely knew.

When I think of her kind heart

and all those loving years,

My memories surround me

and I can’t hold back the tears.

She truly was my best friend,

someone I could confide in,

She always had a tender touch

and a warm and gentle grin.

I want to thank you Mother

for teaching me so well,

And though the time has come

that I must bid you this farewell.

I’ll remember all you’ve taught me

and make you proud you’ll see.

Thank you my Dear Mother

for all the love you showed me.

Although you’ve left this earth

and now you’ve taken flight,

I know that you are here with me

each morning, noon and night



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