Meg Lynch, Portland, Oregon (Meg.Lynch@oregonmetro.gov):
Dear Crowley Clan Members:
I am sorry to inform you that Barrett MacDougall died of natural causes on April 24, 2010 in Portland, Oregon. He is sorely missed.
Barrett attended several of the Crowley gatherings, and I had accompanied him on two of them. We were making plans to attend the 2010 gathering in Kinsale. At the last one we attended in Bantry, we stayed at Atlantic Shore B&B with other guests there for the gathering. Barrett was thrilled to learn that the other guests were shirttail Crowley relations from Ontario.
Editor's Note: Our condolences go out from the Crowley Clan to Barrett's friends and relatives. Crowley Clan Newsletter, Autumn 2010
MacDOUGALL, Barrett July 07, 1940 - April 24, 2010 Barrett MacDougall of Portland, was born July 7, 1940, to Alexander Barrett MacDougall and Dorothy Helen Flynn MacDougall in Grand Forks, B.C. He died April 24, 2010, of natural causes, in Portland. He received a bachelor's degree in geography from the University of British Columbia, and a master's degree in urban planning and a doctorate in urban studies from Portland State University. He taught geography, political science and urban economics at universities in Wisconsin, Texas, Oregon and New Brunswick. He worked for the federal Economic Development Administration, the Oregon Economic Development Department and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, from which he retired in 2002. He was a warm and loving man, extremely intelligent, generous and compassionate, with a lively wit, a great sense of humor and strong opinions. He was loved, liked and respected. He loved to travel and read and was an avid supporter of University of Portland women's soccer. He is survived by his former wife and close friend, Meg Lynch, and the extended Lynch family, for whom he was a son, brother, uncle and cousin. He is further survived by family in British Columbia, elsewhere in Canada and in Australia, chief among them Maureen and Bill Murphy-Dyson and their children; Kathleen and Ed Pickard and their children; Sophie and Jim McDougall; and Kay and Dave Crellin. He is also survived by legions of friends, who were blessed to know him. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010, in St. Agatha Catholic Church, 1430 S.E. Nehalem St., Portland, OR 97202. Remembrances may be made to St. Vincent de Paul; Oregon Food Bank; Southwest Indian Foundation; or the University of Portland women's soccer program.