Brenda MacDougall

Obituary of Brenda Elizabeth MacDougall

Brenda Elizabeth “Libby” Macdougall, July 3, 1932 – May 20, 2023

Brenda “Libby” was born on July 3, 1932 in Melbourne, Australia, to Ian (Bill) and Brenda Macdougall. She passed  away on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the age of 90, at the NC Little Hospice House located in Edina, MN, surrounded by loved ones.

Libby spent her formative years in Australia, where she completed her nursing degree. Her care and commitment to others was shared around the globe as she practiced in many different communities, including years spent in Perth, Western Australia, London, United Kingdom, and Nova Scotia, Canada, before settling in the United States of America. It is here where she met her wife, Barbara Anderson. They spent 38 years together and were married in 2014. Barb passed away of cancer in 2020.

Libby was a woodworker, loved the environment, and cared for all the beautiful creatures and pets that were a big part of her and Barb’s lives over the years. Libby vetted her friends well, and had a close, intimate group of friends. Those of us lucky enough to be close to her, will miss her deeply.

Libby is survived by her cousin Tim Macdougall and his wife, Andy, many nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. She was preceded in death by her wife, Barbara Anderson; parents, Bill and Brenda Macdougall; sister, Helen Happell; and brother, David Macdougall.

Libby will be cremated, and her ashes will be scattered with Barb. Friends are planning a possible celebration later this summer, but in the meantime, raise a glass, offer a toast and think of a fond memory of Libby as you celebrate her life.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Brenda
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society of Minnesota