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Kevin Patrick William Doyle

Pasadena, NL
October 30, 1922 - May 11, 2011

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear friend Kevin Patrick William Doyle who entered his eternal life on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook, NL, at the age of 88 years, with his nieces: Betty Gillard & Jennifer Bourgeois there to comfort him. In May 1939 he left his NL home with the 8th Naval Continent of The Royal Navy, bound for England, trained and received his wings as a Fighter Pilot with the Fleet Air Arm for six years, during WWII. He traveled U.S.A., Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean with his # 810 Squadron. After the War he worked as an engineer specializing in Telecommunications. During his working years he lived in NB, Ottawa and Montreal. Following his retirement he sailed for several years, also enjoying Golf and Curling competitions before moving to Pasadena, NL. He remained a true and faithful Veteran and servant of The Royal Canadian Legion for 43 years, keeping the same mannerism, ways and voice his entire life. He was an intelligent, courageous, determined, strong and proud Newfoundlander, who loved life to the fullest and loved to tell stories to the young and old alike. Kevin was predeceased by his parents: Captain William Valentine Doyle & Nora (Walsh) Doyle, his three wives: Carrie, Vera and Helen, his brother Bennett Joseph Doyle, his two half sisters: Margaret & Noreen. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his daughters: Linda (Enoch) Wells, of Mass. U.S.A. and Sandi Estabrooks of NB and their families. Four biological nieces: Carmel, Elaine, Rosan, Mary and their families. His cousin Dennis Walsh and family, all living in St. John's, NL area. His two sisters-in-law: Matilda Pennell of Corner Brook and Mary Forsey of Pasadena, NL. Also many extended family members including his niece and caregiver Elizabeth Gillard, whom he lived with during his illness and of course his many many friends and great neighbors. The family will be receiving family and friends from the Holy Rosary Parish Center, in Pasadena, NL on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 from the hours of 7 - 9 p.m. from where the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial & Full Legion Service will take place on Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Monsignor Jim Robertson officiating, burial to follow at the family plot of Mt. Patricia Cemetery in Corner Brook, NL. As expression of sympathy donations made to The Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Fund, P.0. Box 432, Pasadena, NL A0L 1K0, which he loved and was a very faithful servant, or to The Canadian Cancer Society in Kevin's memory, would be graciously appreciated by the family. The Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parsons Funeral Home & Chapel 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake, NL. To sign the guest book or send a message of condolence please visit our web page at www.parsonsfu neralhome.com. Following the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial, refreshments and a time to remember Kevin's life with family and friends will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 68, Main Street, Pasadena, NL. All are Welcome
"Lest We Forget"

 

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