Kenneth L. Doig of Seaforth, affectionately nicknamed “Balding” passed away April 19 just a few weeks shy of his 93rd birthday. Ken grew up in Seaforth, played junior hockey throughout Ontario, and then played pro for nearly 10 years in Perth, Scotland where as a “Panther” he was a standout at rinks across the UK before finishing up in Switzerland. While in Scotland Ken added two new loves to his life, Mary Powell and golf. Ken dedicated himself to both and had great success on the links of Scotland including qualifying for and playing in the Open at St. Andrews. Ken returned to his hometown in 1956 with his Scottish bride and three young children. He continued to have a successful amateur golf career representing his province and his country and still found time to add three more children to the family. He also played competitive hockey well into his 70’s with many a championship cup raised over the years. Ken and his brother, Rod, created the Seaforth Golf Club where his children and grandchildren along with golfers from far and wide enjoy the game.
Ken is survived by his children –
Gail Price (Bill) and their children Carly Price McKenzie (Pete) & great grandson, Fin
Reegan Price & Tara & great grandson, William
Kenneth A. Doig Jr,
Cameron Doig & wife, Linda and their children Robyn & Paul Doig
Ian Doig & wife Cathleen Carol
Todd Doig & wife, Ingrid and their children Ethan and Parker Doig
Nieces, nephews, cousins, & sisters in laws.
Predeceased by wife, Mary nee Powell, his father, Paul Doig and mother, Mae (nee McGeoch), siblings Eric, Roderick, and Robert.
Cremation will take place and due to Covid restrictions there will be no formal funeral. However, a Celebration of Life at Seaforth Golf Club will take place when we are all allowed to mix, mingle, and remember Ken’s life together. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Homes, Seaforth (519-527-1390).
As expressions of sympathy a donation to Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice in Ken’s name is appreciated.