Robert MacDougall
1963 - 2022
Robert MacDougall
Visitation Information
Wednesday June 29 / Mercredi 29 juin
Visitation Time
2-4 pm / 14h-16h
Visitation Location
Service Information
Service Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Service Time
4 pm / 16h
Service Location
Centre funéraire Frenette Funeral Centre, 88 rue Church Street, Moncton
Burial Information
Burial Location
Frenette Columbarium, Moncton
Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Mental Health Association (New Brunswick)
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The family is sad to announce that Robert MacDougall, 58, of Moncton, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Saturday January 29, 2022 following a short courageous second battle with cancer. Born in Moncton, he was the son of Emerise (LeBlanc) MacDougall and the late Dilmer MacDougall.

Robert’s four year journey of cancer treatment, numerous trips to Halifax for two surgeries and treatment followed by long convalescent periods were always borne with a positive attitude and an optimistic outlook. An example of courage and optimism for all of us.

He is survived by his wife Colette Niles with whom he doted for the 30 plus years together; his mother Emerise whom he loved dearly and visited regularly with a pizza on almost every Saturday for sharing over a pleasant afternoon; sisters: Brenda, Cindy (Greg), and Marilyn (Peter); brothers: John (Sandra) and Stephen (Karen); as well as several nieces and nephews that he loved and treated as his own.

He was predeceased by his father Dilmer (1982) and brother Kenny (2018).

Robert was a quiet man who was always willing to lend a hand wherever needed moving furniture for friends and family or any jobs that needed doing. He was a great help to his former "Boss" and friend Adrian, with whom he worked over a number of years and his current "Boss" and friend John with whom he worked during recent years. The family wishes to acknowledge the support John provided to Robert and Colette during his cancer journey.

Robert loved company and enjoyed listening to stories or better still challenge his visitors to a game of Crib that he played like a mathematician! He also excelled at darts and looked forward to the start of the season every fall where he could again share some comradery and a cold Coors Lite.

Although life was not always easy for Colette and Robert health wise, they always maintained a positive outlook and even managed two short Florida vacations with the Niles on Honeymoon Island prior to Robert’s illness. Robert also liked to travel to Cap-Pelé for his all-time favourite yearly birthday meal of fried clams followed by a long walk at l’Aboiteau Beach. The simple things in life gave him a great deal of joy.

But his greatest joy in life and when happiest was when he could be with the MacDougall clan whenever they gathered to celebrate events, particularly when his brothers John and Stephen visited from Toronto. He loved his family dearly.

Robert’s life can be summed up by "He was a good man". He will be missed.

The family would also like to acknowledge the excellent care provided at both The Moncton Hospital and the Dr. Georges.-L.-Dumont UHC during Robert’s journey. The professional care provided and support to the family is most appreciated.

The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 88 Church Street, Moncton (858-1900) where the funeral service will be celebrated on Wednesday June 29, 2022 at 4 pm. Visiting hours are Wednesday June 29 from 2 pm until time of funeral. Face covering is recommended. Interment will be in Frenette Columbarium, Moncton. In memory of Robert, a contribution to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Mental Health Association (New Brunswick) would be appreciated.


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Robert MacDougall