Thelma MacDougall, 102

    Thelma MacDougall, 102 years old, formerly of Elmhurst, IL, passed away peacefully in her home in Sewall’s Point, Florida, on Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024.
Mrs. MacDougall and her late husband Robert MacDougall Sr., owned MacDougall Builders, Inc of Elmhurst, IL and were responsible for developing and building more than 15% of all the current single-family homes in Elmhurst, as well as building the first 5-story luxury apartment complex, Royal York.
Starting in the 1960’s in the Bahamas and Caribbean, they were both avid ocean sailors and sailed their own boat across the Atlantic and through the Mediterranean in the 1970’s and 80’s. In addition to ocean sailing, she was an experienced downhill skier and adventure seeker, who taught her children to love everyone, everywhere, and to always put others’ needs ahead of their own.
She is survived by four children:  John;  Robert Jr.;  Loretta;  and William;  three grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.