Bernard Cyril Doyle

ID# 46, (1904-1989)
Cyril Doyle
August 1953
     Bernard Cyril Doyle was known as Cyril. He was born on 16 February 1904 in New Westminster, British Columbia.1,2 He was the son of James Joseph Doyle and Mary Ann Hamilton.1

Cyril played lacrosse for the New Westminster Salmonbellies and represented Canada in the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam, Holland where they won the Gold Medal. His nickname was Flicky. After the Olympics, the Salmonbellies pledged to get together annually and toast the team so long as two players remained alive. This was done failthfully until only Ab Brown and Jack Wood were left. Brown died in 1991 and Wood in 1997. The box built by Ab Brown to hold the bottles of rum used for the toasts is now in the New Westminster Archives.

On 8 April 1929, he declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States. No indication that he carried through with this intent has been found.

He married Elizabeth June Barrat on 21 November 1935 in St Michael's Church, Sapperton, British Columbia.3,4 He lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1955.5 He died on 17 November 1989 of cardiac arrest in Vancouver, British Columbia, at age 85.2 He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, British ColumbiaG.2 He and Elizabeth June Barrat had no children.
Last Edited=1 Jul 2019


  1. [S85] Parish Register Entry, Baptism of Bernard Cyril Doyle, St Peter's Church, New Westminster, British Columbia.
  2. [S1687] Bernard Cyril Doyle, Death Registration 018513 (20 Nov 1989), BC Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia.
  3. [S1688] Bernard Cyril Doyle & Elizabeth June Barrat, Marriage Registration 35-09-430014 (28 Nov 1935), BC Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia.
  4. [S41] Letter from Elizabeth Doyle (Vancouver, BC) to Faye West, 24 Oct 1977; privately held by Faye West (Edmonton, Alberta). File: Doyle, correspondence (1).
  5. [S258] Mary Ann Doyle, Funeral Home Record, Apr 1955, New Westminster Public Library, New Westminster, British Columbia.
  6. [S468] 1911 Census (New Westminster, British Columbia), Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, James Doyle household.
  7. [S1957] Mary Ann Doyle, 1921 Census (New Westminster, British Columbia), Pg 20, Lines 18-27, Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.