Capt George Edward Doyle CD (Ret’d)

    •  Capt George Edward Doyle CD (Ret’d)
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    •  Capt George Edward Doyle CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Captain George Edward Doyle CD (Ret’d), in his sleep on 1 February 2016 after a short battle with cancer. Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1933, George emigrated to Canada in 1957 and joined the Canadian Army in 1958. He served the Canadian Military Engineers for more than 30 years – mostly as a Field engineer in the Field Squadrons, including a deployment to Cyprus. George served in the ranks in almost every capacity in the field units and achieved the rank of Master Warrant Officer. For his meritorious service George was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal

    After completing his basic Sapper training, George was posted to 3 Field Squadron, Chilliwack (1958 - 1960) followed by a three-year tour with 4 Field Squadron in Germany (1960 – 1963). He then returned to 3 Field Squadron, Chilliwack for a long 10-year tour (1963 - 1973). After this tour he moved on to 1 Field Squadron Petawawa, (1973 - 1975). Promotion to Sergeant in 1975 saw him back in Germany with 4 Field Squadron/Combat Engineer Regiment (1975 - 1981) during which time he was promoted to Warrant Officer and then Master Warrant Officer.

    In 1981 George was accepted into the Limited Duty Officer/ Commissioning from the Ranks program and spent his first year as a Commissioned Officer in National Defence Headquarters. Following this short tour he was assigned as the Regular Support Staff Officer with 56th Field Squadron in St. Johns, NFL (1982 - 1986). This was followed by a two-year assignment with Base Operations, CFB Chilliwack where he was responsible for Training Co-ordination and management of the Ranges & Training Areas. George retired in 1988.

    The family invites friends and colleagues to join them in celebrating George’s life on what would have been his 83rd birthday. A Celebration of Life/Wake, will be held 18 February 2016 at 2 pm to 8 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion# 280, 5661 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC. Light supper is provided.

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