Gordon McDOUGALL

Gordon McDOUGALL

McDougall, Gordon, H.G.

On Friday, January 23rd, Gordon H.G. McDougall passed away. Gordon was a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business and Economics for over 30 years. He was highly regarded for his passionate teaching style and prolific research and scholarship efforts. Gordon authored or co-authored fifteen textbooks and published numerous papers. In 1996, he was selected by the students of the School of Business and Economics as the Department’s Outstanding Teacher. Gordon also received the WLU Outstanding Teacher Award in the same year. Upon retirement in 2007, he was named Professor Emeritus. Outside of the classroom, Gordon’s passions were many. He was a great music enthusiast who loved his “straight ahead rock with a rockabilly twist.” His pride and joy was an extensive library of records, CDs and books he collected over the years. He always delighted in sharing his passion and encyclopedic knowledge with friends and family. Gordon had a terrific sense of humour and his life was filled with laughter. He enjoyed sports and was always active. He liked to ride his bike, go on long hikes and spent countless hours on WLU’s tennis and squash courts. Gordon followed Laurier’s athletic teams closely, attending many hockey and football games to cheer the Golden Hawks on. Gordon and his wife Betty loved to travel. His teaching skills were in demand internationally and he was offered many opportunities to present at conferences and teach abroad. His work took them to New Zealand, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore. They toured all over Canada and the United States, vacationed in Mexico, Europe, and Asia, and made frequent trips to his favorite destination of Australia. Gordon was a devoted husband and loving father. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty, and sons, Michael (Margaret) and Sandy; his sisters, Peg and Marg, and nieces, Sheena and Erin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wilfrid Laurier University in the memory of Gordon McDougall.


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