Evelyn Opal (Hillesland) McDougall Evelyn Opal (Hillesland) McDougall, 96, Halifax formerly of Estevan, passed away July 31, 2011 in Halifax following a stroke. Evelyn was born near Douglas, North Dakota to Ole and Annie Marie Hillesland. She married "Mac" in 1938 and moved north of the border. She moved from Estevan to Halifax in 2004. She is survived by two daughters: Laura Ann Wright of Jacksonville, Florida and Janet (George) MacDonald of Chester Basin, Nova Scotia; and five grandchildren: Sarah (Wright) and John Rice and their daughters Genevieve and Nadine, Jacksonville, Florida; James and Rochelle MacDonald, son Michael and daughter Jordyn, Stonewall, Manitoba; Heather (MacDonald) and Dr. Robert Vandorpe and daughter, Jade, stepsons Ben and Matt, Bedford, Nova Scotia; Heidi (MacDonald) and Stefan Leslie and daughter Annika and son Mattias, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Laura (McDougall) Legere and sons Luke and Jesse. Her sister, Dorcus Sullivan, Portland Oregon, is the sole surviving sibling. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederic S. "Mac" McDougall; son, Allan Frederic McDougall; two sisters: Otellia and Leota; and four brothers; Spencer, Boyd, Linton, and Odean. Evelyn attended the State Normal and Industrial College in Ellendale, North Dakota and taught for many years first in Ambrose, N.D. and then in Torquay and Estevan. She directed choirs in the Lutheran and United Churches and taught piano lessons for many years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an avid reader and loved to play bridge. Cremation took place in Halifax. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 738 - 2nd Street, Estevan, Sask. on June 6 at 2 p.m.; Pastor Stewart Miller officiating. Memorial donations may be made to any music program in your church or community.