Constance V. MacDougall
Oct 23 1935 – July 20 2019

Connie was released from two years of suffering, endured with utmost courage and dignity to a place of peace, in the presence of her husband Jim at Spruce Lodge Nursing Home in Stratford, Saturday evening July twentieth. They were fast friends from age five, inseparable and married for fifty of their eighty-three years, each deeply grateful for an extraordinarily blessed shared life. She was predeceased by her parents Louise and Roy Kinnear and brother Evan Hartley Kinnear (Gloria) and is survived by nephew Colin Kinnear (Cynthia), son of Hartley’s first wife Elizabeth and their children Tegan and Cameron, as well as MacDougall nieces and nephews Janice (Marchewka), Kathleen (Davis), Charles (Kristine), Rebecca and Angus (USA).  A Graduate of Western University in Home Economics, Connie further trained as a teacher of English and taught both disciplines at Victoria Park Secondary School in Toronto for several years before altering course and accepting work in London, England, organizing student educational tours throughout Europe for the National Union of Students (NUS). Jim proposed in 1968 and they moved to Kenya Africa where he was a medical doctor and teacher at the Kenyatta University Hospital in Nairobi. Connie worked in the tourist travel business there organizing photographic safaris, work she excelled in and was much loved and admired for her skills and wonderful personality. They returned to Canada after 13 years and eventually chose Stratford to live, after an equally adventuresome period in Orangeville, and became involved with the Friends of the Festival here, St. James Congregation, The Stratford Concert Choir, The Stratford Music Festival, Probus, etc. Her life will be honoured at W.G. Young Funeral Home as follows.  Visitation for family and friends will be at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Monday, July 29, from 4-6 p.m. and on Tuesday, July 30, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. Lorne Mitchell will officiate assisted by Kelly Walker. A reception will follow at the funeral home. Donations in Connie’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice through the funeral home. 519.271.7411

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