Jerry McDougall Obituary
In Loving Memory of

John “Jerry” McDougall

1929 - 2022

Obituary of John “Jerry” McDougall

With heavy hearts we announce thepassing of Jerry on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at his home surrounded by hisfamily. He leaves behind his doting wife of almost 65 years Anna and their children Mark (Judy) and Teraze. He will be fondly missed by his many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. 

Jerry moved by train, from Nova Scotia to Welland at the young age of 15 to find work. He had the rare opportunity to tryout for the position of Goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jerry chose an apprenticeship at Page-Hersey/Stelco and a stable job over playing for the NHL and never looked back, retiring 40 years later. He still had his love for hockey and would go on to coach many NHL players in the Welland Minor Hockey League. When he wasn’t busy at work, you could always find him volunteering at the YMCA, Meals on Wheels or even just helping out those who needed the help. He would be the one to give you the shirt off his back. 

Thanks to all our neighbors and friends for all their help and kindness through this tough time.  Also to Dr. Grant for looking after our husband and father.  A special thank you to his niece Anne (Stuart) Oxenham for all your love and many phone calls. A big thank you aswell to Jenny, Sandi, and special nurses Kim and Minolo for all your care, loveand compassion. In accordance with Jerry’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family Funeral will take place at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Mike Healey
1 year ago

I have just found out Gerry has passed away. I am saddened by the news. He was my goaltending coach for many years with the Welland cougars. We had so many good times together and wish I had known sooner. He was one of the nicest man I ever knew. I have many good stories that we shared. Not to mention Gerry and I won several 50-50 draws at hockey games over the years which we both kept quiet lol. I am sure he will be playing goal in heaven. I will miss him. REST IN PEACE GERRY.
Mike Healey

Lesley (Lavell) Romano
1 year ago

Dear Annie, Mark and Teraze
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved husband/father
May he rest in the peace of God
Lesley (Lavell) Romano xo

Rod and Sheila Williams
1 year ago

Annie, Mark and Judy, and Teraze,
Our hearts have been with you all during this most difficult time.
We always enjoyed our times spent with your family. We always felt loved and welcomed and like part of the family. It was always fun hearing Jerry’s stories. And, our teasing back and forth will be a wonderful memory for us. Especially our special greeting with Jerry! Jerry was one of the best, and we will miss him dearly.
You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love to you all.

Christine Worona
1 year ago

I’m saddened to hear this news about Jerry. I will always remember his kindness and a joke and always a smile. May his memory be eternal

McDougall family
1 year ago

Dear McDougall Family: Please accept our condolences with the passing of your Husband, Father and Grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with us during your sorrowful days and times. Your Jerry was a Great and Friendly person whenever we met during the times at the Slovak picnics and dances, Also had a smile and a kind word about anyone that he knew, He will be missed!
Allan & Mary Fedor & Family.

Jeff And Tina Malaguti
1 year ago

To Mark, Judy and Family. So sorry for the loss of your father and husband. I remember your dad peering through the glass at the old areana keeping an eye on the junior B practise. A kind and gentelman always.

Mike Hlywka
1 year ago

To Mark, your Mom, Judy and Teraze. I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of your Father and husband. He was one of nicest man I had the pleasure to meet. I would like to express my deepest condolences.

Linda, Victor, Paul & Terry Worona
1 year ago

To Anna, Mark & Judy, Tereze and extended family-Our sincere condolences for your loss. Jerry was a great neighbour and friend who was always there to lend a helping hand when needed. We shall never forget his generosity and kindness towards our parents and family. May he rest in eternal peace. It is written that, “Death is an awakening from the dream of life.”

Candy Bell-Dionne
1 year ago

My father, Tom Bell, was a good friend of Mr. McDougall’s, we very recently lost him as well. He often spoke highly of Jerry. I believe they played and coached hockey together back in the day. I wanted to pass on my deepest condolences to his family.!

Wayne Creighton
1 year ago

My deepest condolences to all of Jerry’s family and friends. As a young reporter, one of my first assignments was to cover Welland’s junior B hockey team, no small task at the time. From day one, Jerry was a friendly, smiling face and we spent countless Sunday nights in the press box or on the road talking and laughing always trying to win the 50/50 draw. He was a wonderful companion and just an overall nice. RIP Jerry.

Peter James Cahill
1 year ago

To Mark, Judy and Family. Our condolences on your loss, please know you are in our prayers.
From your friends at Solvay

Al MacNevin
1 year ago

I wish to extend my sincere condolences to Jerry’s wife and family. Through hockey I became a close friend of Jerry’s and took many roadtrips together to look at players who might eventually play for Welland and beyond. Jerry was great company and had many stories of his life growing up in Nova Scotia where he began his hockey career. Jerry also spoke so proudly of his family.
My friend you were loved by all and will be missed by many. Till we meet again.


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