Leonard Macdougall

Leonard Macdougall

Len graduated as a Professional Engineer from McGill University. In his spare time he became a certified teacher in Ontario, and an assistant professor at U.W.O.

Most of Len's career was at M.M. Dillon Company where he was an Engineer for 35 years until he retired. After his retirement he prepared a training manual for the M.O.T. on the design, construction and maintenance of expressways in Ontario. However, please do not blame Len when you hit your next pothole.

Len made many contributions to the London community. He was on our Board of Directors from 1970 to 1978; first as Chairman of the Personnel Committee where he prepared our first comprehensive personnel manual. He then served as President during the difficult years of adjusting to our first labour union from 1976 to 1978. Len was on the Board of Directors for Belton House in London helping with their long range planning and preparing the Personnel and Planning Manual.

A highlight of Len's community involvement was with the London Community Foundation where he served on their Grants Committee, Community Relations Committee and eventually as their President and Chairman of the Board over a ten-year span.

Since retiring Len has remained active with bowling, skiing, sailing, cycling, and his fitness program at the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging. Len continues his happy and fulfilling relationship with his wife, Betty, whom he has known since they were childhood sweethearts.