In Memoriam: Douglas Walter Eggins
IPIC wishes to extend our sincere condolences following the passing of Douglas Walter Eggins, a long-time member of the institute for over 47 years and a dedicated IP professional.
Douglas passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2023, in his 97th year. Predeceased by his wife Muriel of 69 years, in 2017, Doug and Muriel leave behind three children, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Doug and Muriel came to Canada in 1952 from England. Doug eventually found his vocation as a Patent Agent where his engineering background was invaluable. He loved the work so much he continued in his own business after retiring from General Electric in 1986.
Doug was a happy, grateful, kind and generous man. He shared his happy through song – everywhere he went! At the dentist, the massage therapist, his doctor, RVH emergency, the denturist – to name just a few. While living in Toronto he sang with the Mendelssohn Choir and in Barrie he sang with the Parkview Singers and the King Edward choir. Doug loved an audience! He was always happy to do an impromptu solo.
Doug gave generously to various charities. He was a regular supporter of the Barrie Food Bank. A celebration of life took place in February and donations to your local food bank would receive a resounding thank you from him. A link to his full obituary can be found here.