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Edward C Doige

August 10, 1927 ~ March 27, 2017 (age 89)
Edward C. Doige, 89, of Spencer, Indiana died peacefully at his home on Monday, March 27, 2017.

Ed was born on August 10, 1927 in Moncton, NB, Canada to the late Henry and Elizabeth (Randall) Doige. Ed was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in Canada. Ed married Elsie Bernice Richardson on September 13, 1958. They lived in Moncton for five years before moving back to Elsie's hometown of Spencer, Indiana in1963 with their son Jerry Coffey. Ed's father, Henry owned and operated a steam-powered sawmill in Canada. Ed continued the family sawmill business in Spencer and worked in the mill he loved through 2012; which his grandson, Travis Coffey continues to operate. Around the age of 59, Ed was invited to start competing at the Owen County Fair's wood-cutting competitions. He placed first in many events, competing against young men not even half of his age. He competed in and won events through 1993.

Ed is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elsie B. Richardson Doige; his son Jerry M. (Shelley) Coffey of Spencer; his grandchildren Delisa S. (Demetrius) Witherspoon of Indianapolis, Angela (Skeeter) Bandy of Gosport, Jerry J. (Adana) Coffey of Spencer and Travis C. (Lori) Coffey of Spencer; twelve (12) great grandchildren and two (2) great-great grandchildren; and his sister Joan Sawyer of Riverview, NB, Canada.

He is preceded in death by his brothers Charles and Henry Doige and granddaughter Tanya Coffey.

Funeral arrangements will be Friday, March 31, 2017 at Chandler Funeral Home, in Ellettsville at 1:00 p.m., with burial to follow at Union Cemetery in Spencer. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of services.

Ed will always be remembered for his love of story-telling and a good joke. We will always carry his memory in our hearts.


Visitation

MAR 31. 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Chandler Funeral Homes - Ellettsville Chapel

203 E. Temperance Street

Ellettsville, IN, US, 47429

chandlerfh@bluemarble.net

http://www.chandlerfh.com

Service

MAR 31. 01:00 PM

Chandler Funeral Homes - Ellettsville Chapel

203 E. Temperance Street

Ellettsville, IN, US, 47429

chandlerfh@bluemarble.net

http://www.chandlerfh.com


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