Lorne MacDougall was a great Rotarian who served our Club for more than 69 years. When he died on December 4, 2014, he was the longest serving member of our club and of our Rotary District. He was the Club’s President in 1950-51.  He received the highest club award in the Avenues of Service Citation in 2008-2009 and received a Paul Harris Fellowship in 1987. On his 65 anniversary in Rotary, he received an Outstanding Service Citation from the Rotary International President.
These awards give you an idea of his accomplishments, but do not give justice to the contributions or effect this man has had on our Club. Everyone would agree that humility and wisdom were Lorne’s hallmarks. Since 1945 he has helped to grow and focus our Club on our motto of “Service above Self”. He was extremely active for many years in the Club’s administration and fundraising projects. In the last few years, when he was not as active, he provided us with good advice and direction. He rarely missed a Monday Rotary meeting in all of the 69 plus years he was a member.
Lorne leaves a legacy of caring for his faith, his family and Rotary. In the past few years he would proudly tell us of the trips he made to attend memorials, weddings and christenings for his family. He told us on many occasions how proud he was that his granddaughter, Meg MacDougall, had joined the Rotary Club of Truro.
He will be greatly missed by our Club and the community he served.
Club Secretary Lorne MacDougall is fourth from the left in the back row of the 1947-48 club photo.