KYLE, Douglas Alexander July 18,1929 – January 3,2011
Passed away suddenly but peacefully with his 2 children by his side. Doug was predeceased by his wife Trudi (Graber)and 4 brothers and 1 sister. He is survived by his son Jeff, daughter Luana, sister Mildred (Bodine), daughter-in-law Bev, his 2 grandsons Eric and Devin as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Doug was born in Vancouver and quit school at 15 to help with the family finances. He packed coal, drove a taxi, delivered for pizza, linen and salmon companies and went back to school while being a truck driver, got his degree and became a teacher at St Augustine’s. He met Trudi while playing sports and singing in the choir at the Catholic Youth Organization.
He worked for BC Tel for 31 years before retirement, transferring to Kamloops in 1967 and Kelowna in 1985, where golf was the main activity for him and Trudi. He was also very involved with the charity work of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. When his health prevented him from golfing or volunteering, he moved back to Vancouver in 2010 where he loved his apartment window view of the North Shore mountains and the freighters in English Bay. Many thanks to those that took such excellent care of him at Vancouver General Hospital in his last 2 weeks.
Doug was an avid golfer and an enthusiastic bowler and badminton player. He liked playing bridge/crib, watching football, shooting pool, dancing and drinking red wine. He will be remembered for his great sense of sarcastic wit, his polite, respectful manner, his friendly personality and his gracious, giving spirit.
In respect to Doug’s wishes, there will be no service. He will be cremated and his remains will join Trudi’s in Kelowna. For further information, please contact Luana at 604-642-6420.