Barbara Judith MacDougall

Barbara Judith MacDougall passed away in Calgary, Alberta on September 26, 2020 at the age of 59 years. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. A Private Family Service was held at Country Hills Crematorium & Funeral Services.

33 Obituaries

  1. Todd

    We loved having Barbara as our learning commons leader — she was always so willing to help teachers and students – sad to hear of her passing

    • Michelle Catonio

      This is extremely sad news! Barbara was a very enthusiastic learning commons librarian with our district. She always had a smile on her face. God bless her family. She will be deeply missed.

      • Kathleen Murphy

        I am so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing and send condolences to her family. I worked with Barbara at St. Timothy. My students and I loved visiting her in the library. She was always so kind and made everyone in her presence feel loved and valued, and was generous with her listening ear and thoughtful advice.

        • Shannon

          So very sad to hear this news. Barbara’s devotion and passion for learning was second to none. Prayers for the repose of her soul, she will be dearly missed,

          • Kim

            Barb was a very special lady. Our friendship meant a lot to me. I will miss her kind heart and beautiful spirit.

            • Stephanie Iwan

              I am sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. She was dedicated and passionate about her job when I worked with her at St. Timothy’s. She had a big heart and will be greatly missed.

              • Cecilia Marcano

                I am so sad for this sad news. I connected with Barb since the first time I met her in a Librarians meeting . She touched my heart, my mind and my soul with that smile on her face and the jokes she made. I will miss her so deeply.

                • Raquel Dallyn

                  Barbara’s passion for academic excellence and research were remarkable. She challenged students to do their very best, and she was always willing to help both students and staff. I loved having her visit my classes to teach them how to conduct quality research. She will be dearly missed.

                  • Ed Yu

                    I had the pleasure of working with Barb at St. Timothy in Cochrane. Her passion and dedication to support students is unmatched. My sincere condolences to all family and friends who she had touched with her infectious spirit and positivity.

                    • Louise Schumann

                      Barb had a heart of gold and was very devoted to the students at St. Timothy. My sincere condolences to her family. May she rest in peace…

                      • Katlyn Nelson

                        I couldn’t have done, or even survived, some of the projects I dreamed up for students without Barb. Her ability to teach students the value of proper research has served the staff and students at St. Tim’s well. Her bright ideas and her bright smile made the learning commons a safe space for her ‘little cherubs’. I will always cherish Barb, our conversations, and the support she gave me, making my years at St. Timothy memorable ones. Thank you so much, Barb. You’ll be missed.

                        • Melissa Martin

                          I am so sad to hear of Barb’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with her for several years. She provided so much help to students in the learning commons. I asked if she could help out students in one of my classes with learning how to research online for a classroom project. She offered so much knowledge and information, I will never forget that. She also provided mentorship to the librarian at Morley Community School. They very much appreciated her services to their school My condolences go out to her family, she was such a lovely person.

                          • Elise Vandermeiden

                            Barb was an amazing woman. She was an incredible support and superb researcher. She helped to infuse my classes with the utmost quality of resources and helped to build a much higher standard of learning. I have and will miss her smile, enthusiasm, and time to talk & listen. Barb was incredibly generous with her time, friendship, and love.

                            • Susan

                              Very saddened to hear today of Barb’s passing. She was an advocate for all the St. Timothy students in her library hub. I had the honour of working with her at St. Tim’s for many years and her generosity and commitment to push educational boundaries endeared her to many.
                              Condolences to her family. Rest In Peace, faithful servant.

                              • Dicksey Higgins

                                I am so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. I always looked forward to seeing her whenever I would be called to sub at St Tim’s. She was always so kind and helpful to the students and me when i just couldn’t get my technology to work. Such a great lady, I will dearly miss.

                                • Dicksey Higgins

                                  I am so sorry to hear of Barbara’s death. She was always a happy, smiling face at St Tim’s, whenever I would get the call to Sub, she would be one of the first people I would see. So helpful to students and me, alike. She could always get the technology to work and loved to talk about the latest research she was doing. She will be greatly missed.

                                  • Gloria McGiffen

                                    My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to family. Barb a was a legacy for St. Timothy’s school. She will be deeply missed.

                                    • Elizabeth Hobor

                                      I am so terribly sad to hear this about Barbara. She was a lovely lady, very positive and happy, I will miss working with Barabara. Prayers to her family

                                      • Jane

                                        I’m so sorry to hear this sad news of Barb’s death. My condolences and prayers to her family and dear friends. Barb was enthusiastic with a great smile and a willingness to share ideas with other learning commons librarians.

                                        • Anna Ahart

                                          I am so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. She was such a lovely person to work with. She always had time to chat with me about school resources, but more importantly talk me through the stress of being a first year teacher. She will be so missed.

                                          • Lori Mayer

                                            I am saddened to hear the news of Barb’s passing. She was so passionate about books. She was always willing to give everyone a hand. I will miss knocking on her big window and making faces at her so she would laugh. She will be deeply missed by her St. Tim’s family. Rest In Peace Barbara

                                            • Mary Bates

                                              I am truly sorry to hear about Barb’s passing. Barb was a good friend, easy to talk to and easy to listen to. She will be missed dearly by myself and by anyone who had the benefit of calling her ‘friend’. I also worked with Barb; she was an incredible role model to both students and staff. She loved the students and would do anything to help them achieve their goals. Goodbye dear Barb, the world is better off having known you.

                                              • Celinda Recabal

                                                So sad for this news.My prayers and thoughts are with the family. RIP Barbara.

                                                • Marylee Ang

                                                  I am saddened to hear about Barb’s passing. Barb, you were such a joy to work with and I am very happy to have known you. You will be greatly missed in CCSD. Rest in peace Barb.

                                                  • Marya

                                                    Barb’s love of literacy and learning was so inspiring! But it was her passion for people that we’ll never forget, for not only did she always help us find a book or fix a computer, she never failed to lift our hearts with a smile, a kind word, some witty wisdom, or a goofy joke. Deep condolences to her family.

                                                    • Ruth Padmore

                                                      So sorry for my younger sister’s passing and the family will miss her so much. I am very proud of the wonderful testimonials Barbara has received on her remembrance page. It warns my heart.

                                                      • Kim Demarce

                                                        Barb was a wonderful person with a big heart and a great smile! I always enjoyed our chats of resiliency and life, and will certainly miss her. My heart is sad, and my thoughts and prayers go out to her children. Barb will always be warmly remembered.

                                                        • Kevin deSouza

                                                          I just learned about Barb passing..

                                                          Barb was a wonderful member of our staff. She was a dedicated and valued staff member.

                                                          My sincere condolences to Barb’s family and friends.

                                                          • David Glenn MacDougall

                                                            Farewell dear Barbara. I hope you are at peace now. Fair winds and a following sea. Love, Glenn.

                                                            • Jacqueline

                                                              The news of Barb’s passing is very sad and it has affected us deeply at St. Timothy. Barb was wonderful person. Her warm personality and cheerful smile will be greatly missed. Barb cared so much for our students, especially those for which learning and life were a struggle. I extend many thoughts and prayers to her family during this difficult time.

                                                              • Natalie

                                                                Barb touched my heart during my time at St. Timothy. I always admired her devotion to her job and to the students learning. I’ll never forget the conversations we shared in her beloved work space there.. God bless her family and mg prayers are with them.

                                                                • Beth

                                                                  Our paths crossed briefly as we journeyed this last year together. She was a true cheerleader with a passion and zest for life. Our condolences to Robert and the rest of her family. May you rest at peace and be pain free now.

                                                                  • Dr. Bryan Szumlas

                                                                    On behalf of the Calgary Catholic School District our deepest condolences go out to Barb’s family. Although I did not personally know Barbara, everything I have learned about her is extremely positive. She was devoted to the St. Tim community. Our loss is Jesus’ gain in heaven. Peace be with you.

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