28 July 2008

Lt Col John Duncan McDougall

J Duncan McDougall, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Canadian Forces, military engineer, veteran of the conflict in Korea, and graduate of Queen's University, passed away last Friday in his 80th year.

In retirement Duncan made significant contributions to the success of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa. He handled logistics during the preparations of the Society's book on the Ottawa Company of Sharpshooters including proofreading, indexing and printing. He also painstakingly transcribed the diary of the Company's commander, Captain Alfred Hamlin Todd.

During numerous conferences and other Society events he was a willing helper taking responsibility for audiovisual arrangements. He will be sorely missed.

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