Annesley Douglas Kingsford

KINGSFORD, Annesley Douglas

Passed away April 1, 2006 at 93 years of age.

He was born in Dublin, Ireland on July 30th, 1912. Papa, as he was known, was educated in England at Uppingham School and Cambridge University where he rowed for Pembroke College and later, for Great Britain in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

After Serving in the Royal Navy WW II, he emigrated to Canada with his wife, Mary Ardern, who predeceased him in 1987. Doug was involved, very successfully, in the oil business for the next 40 years in Calgary, Alberta. During this time, he also acquired the OH Ranch located near Longview.

He lived a very full life and was a world traveler until his last few months. He will be dearly missed by all his family and fondly remembered by his friends as a sportsman and by his lady-friends as a true gentleman. He passed away peacefully in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia surrounded by his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nature Trust of British Columbia through their website at or send to via cheque: 260-1000 Roosevelt Crescent, North Vancouver, BC, V7P 3R4.

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