McDOUGALL, Ronald Earl
Passed away peacefully in White Rock on November 12th.Earl was born on Feb. 3, 1924 in Vancouver. He leaves behind, Mona, his wife of 50 years, brothers Doug and Alan and sisters Sheila and Isabel. Also 3 children from his first marriage, Bonnie, Ian and Grant and stepchildren Sandra and Bruce and many grand and great grandchildren who all loved their Poppa. Earl maintained a lifelong commitment to community service through the Lions club. He was a successful technology innovator and businessman with over 60 years experience in the oil, gas and fuel tank storage business. His work took him from Victoria to San Diego, from Squamish to the Arrow Dam project where he supervised under contract, the installation of the turbine pumps. He designed and built an oil safety valve that was installed in many of the Pacific Northwest fishing fleets along with his beautiful and famous Phoenix marine stoves and heaters. Poppa was always wheeling and dealing and dispensing his own kind of wisdom along with a full dose of smiles and happiness. He could never turn down an opportunity to lend a hand or a dollar. He was dearly loved and will be sadly missed. No service will be held at this time. Please no flowers.


Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Nov. 17 to Nov. 22, 2012