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DOTY, Nancy (née Nigg)

February 27, 1932 – Los Angeles, California
February 9, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Nancy Doty passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on February 9, 2014 at the age of 81 years.

Nancy was born and raised in Los Angeles, a fourth-generation Californian. She graduated from Immaculate Heart High School and attended the University of Southern California, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree and made lifelong friends as a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. In 1971, she and Lon chose to go on a great adventure, moving their family from Whittier, CA to Alberta where they owned and operated several businesses together, including Sunset Ranch in the Cochrane area, Storm Mountain Lodge in Banff National Park, and Pastels restaurants in Southcentre and Market Mall, Calgary.

Nancy will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 61 years Leon (Lon) Doty and their children Diane, John, Tim (Caryl), Steve (Debbie), Michael (Jennifer) and Mary Jane; sister-in-law Geraldine Nigg, and brother-in-law John Doty. She will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren John Jr. (Julia), Denlin (Jud), Simon, Ellen, Andrew, Dylan, Sarah, Ryan, Claire, and Brenden, and great-granddaughters Josephine and Carlen. She was predeceased by her parents Edith and Cyril Nigg and her brother Peter Nigg.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (305 Squirrel St, Banff AB) on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. The family would like to thank Dr. Rodney Place, Sharon Phillips and Banff Homecare, Lucinda and Melynne from Home Care Assistance, and Dr. Ballard and the staff at Foothills Units 36 and 47 for their compassionate care and support.

In living memory of Nancy Doty, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. James Hickey Jr. :

    Lon, so very sorry to read of the passing of Nancy. I didn’t know that Peter had passed also. It seems quite away from the days at Bell Brand and yet not so long ago. I’ll light a candle for Nancy. Sincerely Jim

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  2. Mona Sylvestre :

    My condolences to Lon and his family. Your family is well remembered by myself and family.
    We appreciated your help that was extended to Greg Sylvestre.
    Regards,
    Mona

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  3. Rhonda Evans :

    Diane, I am so sorry to see your Mother’s passing on the McInnis and Holloway site. My Mom passed on February 18. It is very sad to feel the loss of your mother’s love.

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  4. Tim Armstrong :

    Cousin Lon,
    My sincere condolences to you and family on Nancy’s passing. I treasure the memory of our last meeting, when you hosted Dad and I for lunch in Calgary as we drove through Alberta on our way to Minnesota. After Dad’s passing (’94), Mom’s passing (’01) and sister Cynthia’s passing (’07), I’ve lost all touch with the Nigg side of the family. Please know prayers are with you and family at this challenging time.
    – Tim

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  5. suzanne truba :

    The Doty Family
    Nancy shopped with us many years ago and was a regular shopper for some time. Nancy was strikingly good looking and had a great sense of style. She was decisive, fun and always pleasant to visit with. Her integrity was obvious. Nancy was always a lady. We have such pleasant memories of her. God Bless.

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences
    Suzanne Truba and Toni Thomas

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  6. Stan Schwartzenberger :

    Lon and Family,
    Wendy and I are so very sorry for your loss. I have had the great pleasure of knowing Nancy and you for many years (I remember Steve introducing me to his wonderful parents when he and I were attending university in Lethbridge). Nancy was always so kind and witty. It was always clear to me that you and she were devoted to each other and your family.

    Lon, when Wendy and I last visited with you and Nancy we were deeply touched by your gentle and loving way with her. We know that Nancy’s spirit will live on with you and your family.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Stan & Wendy Schwartzenberger

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  7. kathy sissons :

    Dearest Lon and family.
    So very sorry to read of Nancy’s passing. Nancy was a woman of grace and adventure…we will always cherish the memories of dinner out with the two of you, your beautiful home in the “woods” and of course your friendship through the years.
    She will be missed and remembered with love and the fondest regards.
    Our sincere and deepest condolence to each of you, may her memory live in all of our hearts forever!
    Prayers, hugs and our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Kathy and Ken Sissons

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  8. My dear friend,
    With luck, I’ll be 85 in July and I still do not know how to address the loss of a friend’s most loved one. I just can’t imagine how I would feel if I lost my Joycee.
    So stuttering and stumbling I ask that you and your family accept my most sincere condolences.

    Most sincerely,
    Tom Moore

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  9. Gordon Davies :

    My sincere sympathies to the extended Doty family. Many happy memories of all of you from your time and mine in CHS.
    Sincerely,
    Gordon Davies

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  10. Erik DeWiel :

    Lon (and family),
    I am very sorry to hear about Nancy’s passing. As you know over the years I would run in to you both from time to time and always came away from those moments feeling like a better person.
    Erik DeWiel

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  11. Terry Krahn :

    Lon, Diane, John, Tim, Steve, Mike, and Mary Jane,

    Our heartfelt condolences for your loss.

    Nancy was a wonderful intelligent lady who always had a bright smile for everyone. Our world was better for having known her.

    You are all in our thoughts,

    Sincerely,
    Terry, Bev, and Nicole Krahn

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  12. Robert & Dana Eudaily :

    Lon and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Nancy, our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. It’s never easy, Nan will be missed, she will live on in our memories forever…
    Love E & Dana

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  13. Cecile MacKendrick :

    Lon and Family,

    Nancy was an awesome lady!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Cecile

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  14. Deb Boutilier :

    Dear Lon,
    I was so sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. Nancy was such a kind and gracious person, always so interested in how my family and I were doing, I always looked forward to seeing her. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Deb Boutilier, Bryan Gerrie and family

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