Jimmy McDougall was born August 12, 1925 at Grand Forks, B.C. He passed away April 22, 2011. Pre-deceased by Mary Agnes and John Alexander McDougall, brothers Alexander and Eugene McDougall, sisters Madelaine Wilkinson and Florence McGillis, and nephew Barret MacDougall. Survived by wife Sophie and sister Catherine Crellin and nieces and nephews in B.C., Yukon and Nunavut.
Jim graduated from UBC with a MSc in Geology in 1954. He worked for Falconbridge Nickel Mines in Vancouver for many years as he wanted to work in B.C. His discoveries included Windy Craggy copper cobalt, Catface copper , Tasu iron-copper, Banks Island gold and Sustut copper deposits. He was named Prospector of the year in 1985 and received the Spud Huestis award (B.C.) in 1987. He was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2006 and received the A. O. Dufresne Award(CIM) in 2009.
Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at St. Paul’s Church, 8251 St. Alban’s Rd., Richmond, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to UBC Department of Geology or the Alzheimer’s society. Kearney Funeral Services were in care of arrangements.