In memory of

Paul A. MacDougall

March 13, 1955 -  May 9, 2017

Went peacefully in the early morning at Princess Margaret Hospital around 1:30am on Tuesday May 9, 2017 with his children asleep at his side. Born March 13, 1955 in New Waterford, Cape Breton, he was the youngest child of the late John S. and Beatrice (White) MacDougall. Paul was born into a big family down east and they moved to Toronto in 1956. The family settled in the Riverdale area.

On August 29th, 1974, he gave birth to his first child, the late Paul M. MacDougall (Pauly). Pauly was born with Muscular Dystrophy. This is how Paul ended up getting involved with wheelchair hockey. He became quite involved with the Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association (CEWHA) when Pauly started playing in the 1990’s, leading fundraisers and coaching the teams for almost 15 years. In 2006, alongside with his honey, Esther Loumbardas, they formed the Toronto Power Wheelchair Hockey Association (TPWHL), where he became the General Manager.

Paul leaves behind a legacy that has touched so many people’s lives. He is survived by his partner, Esther Loumbardas, his children, Tyler MacDougall, Chantal MacDougall, Crystal Whelan, his step-son Michael Dzura, and his grandson Kyle Carpenter. Also, he is survived by his older siblings, William White, Christina Nutter, James MacDougall, Marilyn Oster, John MacDougall, and Judy Caldwell. Visitation at PINE HILLS CEMETERY & FUNERAL CENTRE, 625 Birchmount Rd.,Scarborough (north of St. Clair Ave. E., 416-267-8229) on Saturday, May 13th from 5-9pm and Sunday May 14th from 1-2pm with Celebration of Life at 2pm. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.


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Terri Stewart (Niece)

Entered May 10, 2017 from Charlottetown

RIP my uncle Paul. I am so sad we have lost you. I have so many amazing memories of you, my favorite ones are all at the cottage. You did so much for my sister and I when we were kids and I will be forever grateful that I was able to have you in my life. I wish I could be there to lay you to rest. I believe you will be with us all always in memory and spirit.

I love you always and my deepest condolences to your children who have been my best friends since I was born. Xo

Graeme Reynolds (Friend)

Entered May 10, 2017 from Markham

Paul, will be sadly missed. A giving person, a great guy.
May you rest in peace Paul.

Leo Xu (Friend)

Entered May 10, 2017 from 26 Eastlea Crescent, Scarborough, ON

I have known Paul since I was introduced to powerchair hockey in 2008.

Alexa Booth (friend)

Entered May 10, 2017

Thank-you Paul so much for introducing me to a great hockey league where I finally felt accepted and for giving me the opportunity to bond with my dad in a way that I never thought I could. I remember you chasing me down when I when to your booth at the people in motion show when I was ten years old and you wouldn't stop until I said I would join the league I am so glad I did it changed my life you will be missed. go ahead and have a beer with my dad.

Ray Landry (Friend)

Entered May 10, 2017 from Saint John NB

I was very saddened by the news of Paul's death. Paul was a great man. He was larger than life. His heart was as huge as they come. It was full of passion and love. Paul did so much for so many people and he gave his everything to the TPWHL. It was a privilege to have known him. RIP Paul.


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