Obituary of Ian D. Dougal
On Thursday, February 2nd, 2023, at the age of 91 years, Ian Daniel Dougal "Papa"
– Loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Ian was born October 29, 1931, in Bonnyrigg, Scotland, the son of Daniel and Isabella Lindsay Dougal. Ian lived in Scotland until he was 21 years old when he set sail for America on the Queen Mary. Upon coming ashore, he immigrated to Brantford, Ontario, Canada, where he worked for two years.
In 1955, he returned to America, where he met and married his first wife, Dianne Rodger Dougal. They settled in York, New York, where they raised three children during their 46 years of marriage. Dianne died in 2001.
For many years, Ian made his livelihood running his own paint and wallpaper business. Later, Ian got his real estate license and became a real estate broker. He was elected President of Livingston County's Association of Realtors for several years. Ian also volunteered as a driver for the monks at the Abbey of the Genesee in Piffard, New York. There, he met his current wife, Martha Kenyon Walkley Dougal, when she was volunteering as a cook/baker for retreatants at the Abbey. They were married on July 29, 2006.
Ian favorite Bible verse was: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Ian was predeceased by his parents: Daniel and Isabella Lindsay Dougal; two brothers: Lindsay Dougal and Neil Dougal; his sister-in-law: Margaret McVee Dougal; his sister and brother-in-law: Alison Dougal Waugh and William Waugh; and his first wife: Dianne Rodger Dougal.
At Ian's request, Funeral Services will be held privately at the convenience of his family.