Doyle, Denis

Rank: Gunner
Force: Canadian Army

Denis Doyle, the son of Lawrence Doyle and Berthilde Sliger, was born on January 22, 1920 in Jacquet River NB. At age 7 he moved to Quebec with his family, and he couldn’t speak any French when he started school. In 1940 he met Marie Tremblay whose parents were Francois Tremblay and Leda Boily from Quebec. Denis and Marie were married on July 14, 1943. Prior to their marriage, in 1941, Denis joined the Canadian Army and served as gunner. In 1948, the Doyles were persuaded by Father Parent to move west. Denis first moved out to Falher AB, while Marie and their 2 girls joined him a month later. Denis obtained a homestead in Donnelly from the Veterans (Land Act ?). Moving to Girouxville in 1957, they purchased a restaurant and lived there for 7 years. They traded their restaurant for land north of the village in 1964, and stayed there for 5 years. Then they purchased a pool hall which they converted to apartments. In 1974 their Donnelly and Girouxville properties were sold to their son. Over the years Denis worked on large construction projects including the Girouxville School, Falher’s College Notre Dame, McLennan Sacred Heart Hospital, and many houses. The Doyles were active with the Girouxville Curling Club. Denis and Marie had 5 children: Irene, Murielle, Robert, Edgar, and Denise. Denis passed away suddenly on November 28, 1978 at age 58 in Girouxville. Marie remarried in 1986 to Harry Parker.

Source: Reflexions Vol. 2 pp. 500-502
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