Myles Joseph Doody

Doody, Myles Joseph


Age 87, of Halifax, born April 29, 1928, in St. Johns, Newfoundland, died Labour Day, Monday, September 7th at the Abbey Lane Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Myles graduated from Nova Scotia Technical College / Memorial University, in 1952, with a Bachelor of Engineering degree (electrical engineering). As an employee of Nova Scotia Power, he served for 32 years, before his retirement in 1992. The 26th Halifax, St. Agnes, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, Group Committee, kept Mr. Doody involved in the local scouting community for 30 years between 1975 and 2005. He also volunteered at St. Agnes Parish. During the winter months, he kept fit by skating at St. Mary’s and curling. Myles also played weekly bridge and enjoyed daily crossword puzzles. He used to enjoy swimming at the Halifax Waegwoltic Club over the summer months. He also participated in bowling leagues with his wife. He kept in touch with his Newfoundland heritage and always felt that joining confederation in 1949 was good for both Newfoundland and Canada. Miles and his wife Virginia (Toni) had just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on August 21st, 2015. He will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity, peace making qualities and a nice smile.


He is survived by his wife Virginia (Toni), 4 sons: Jim (Carol), granddaughter Charlotte, Calgary, John (Debbie), grandsons Patrick and Lucas, of Yellowknife, NT, David (Irene), Cottam, Ontario, and Brian of London Ontario. He was predeceased by his mother Mary, brother Bill, sister Helen (Wadden), and son Gregory (1967).


Visitation will be held between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, on Thursday September 10th, at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, 6903 Mumford Road, Halifax, B3L-2H4.


The funeral mass will be held at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 am, on Friday, September 11th. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville, following the reception.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T.J Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 773 Bedford Highway, Unit 789, 902-835-4212.