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.Print This Obituary & Condolences