Walter "Auriel" Dougan
Passed on: August 9th, 2012
DOUGAN, WALTER - Mr. Walter “Auriel” Dougan of Mill Brook passed away peacefully at his home in August 9, 2012 at the age of 70. He was the son of the late Walter and Ethel (Gilchrist) Dougan. Auriel was born in New Brunswick and raised on the Saint John River at Hampstead then later moved to Upham at the age of 12. He loved being in the outdoors, was an able woodsman and loved to hunt and fish with family and friends. Auriel was down-to-earth, realistic and practical. He could turn his hand to many things; from restoring a wooden sailboat to building a cottage or restoring his antique Cadillac to building a heating system; Auriel was at his best when he had a problem to solve. He and Anne owned and operated W.A. Dougan Electrical and Refrigeration Ltd. for many years. He was a member of Hampton (Wood Lake) Fishing Club and the United Church of Canada. He was affectionately known as an ordinary man in a unique way. He was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by family and friends. Auriel is survived by his wife Anne (Gillmor) and his children: Shaun Chown (Douglas) of Keirstead Mountain, Sheena Dougan of Millbrook and Gillmor (Shelley) of Sussex Corner; his grandchildren: Gillian and Colban Chown and John, Christopher, Allyson and Jennie Dougan.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Wallace Funeral Home, Sussex, from where visitation was held. A celebration of Auriel’s life was held from Wallace Community Chapel on August 13, 2012 with Jeanette Cosman officiating. The Musical Selections: “Hand On My Shoulder” and “Back to The River St. John” were provided by Jane Reinhart and Barbara Day and “On Eagle’s Wings” and “We’ll Meet Again” were provided by Gary and Tammy Morris. The interment was in Trinity Cemetery, Sussex Corner. The Urn Bearer was Auriel’s son Gillmor. The family would like to thank all those who donated to the Extra Mural Cadd Pump Fund or a charity of their choice in memory of Auriel. Thank you for visiting with us at the Funeral Home and for the cards and condolences sent to us. Your generosity and kind wishes are very much appreciated and have helped ease our loss.