Edward Nigel Doyle, P. Eng., died peacefully at home on January 27, 2009. He was born in Cardiff, S. Wales, the last child of William and Anne (hence his initials: “E.N.D.”). His three older siblings pre-deceased him: Dennis (d. 1984), John (d. 1990), and Elizabeth Allam (d. 2009).
Nigel grew up in England and served as a rear gunner in the Fleet Air Arm during WWII, meeting his beloved first wife Edith McLean (d. 1981) while on shore leave in Sydney, Australia. He graduated from the Camborne School of Mines (Cornwall) and worked in W. Africa before immigrating to Canada in 1953 where he signed on for an engineering career with Cominco. Residing by turn in Kimberley, Tulsequah, Salmo, Kimberley, and Trail (all in BC), he retired as the Manager, Environmental Control in 1984. The prior year, he married Pauline Glover (d. 2004). In 2006, he moved a last time to Calgary and the Eau Claire Retirement Residence. A fine gentleman and jovial host, Nigel enjoyed storytelling and singing, bridge and reading, gardening and golf. He was a longstanding member of the Anglican Church.
Nigel is survived by his children, Helen (Peter Folkes), Barbara (Byrnes) Benoit, Michael and Alison; grandchildren, Jonquil and Jacinthe Koddo, and Rhys and Hailey Benoit; step-children, Sharon (Don Cabatoff), Douglas (Joan), Ian (Donna) and Irene, and their six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (1121 – 14th Avenue S.W.) on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Nigel may make a donation in his name to the Alzheimer Society of BC (West Kootenay Resource Centre, Telephone: 1-877-452-6788), S.P.C.A (any branch) or St. Martin’s Anglican Church in Calgary (Capital Fund, Telephone: 403-249-3014).
In living memory of Nigel Doyle, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences