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    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] [EXTERNAL] Obituary - Doyle, Robert
    2. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 20, 2019 Wednesday Robert Doyle, December 12, 1936 - November 13, 2019. Robert Doyle passed away suddenly on November 13th, leaving family and friends to mourn. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1936 he made Canada his home as a very young boy. Robert lived his life with passion and began his theatrical career as a dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. When injury ended that journey he became the Resident Designer at the newly-formed Neptune Theatre in Halifax in the early 60s. This was only the beginning of the many theatres he would design for across the country. Robert worked tirelessly honing his skills and talents, travelling, researching 18th-century costumes, uniforms and weaving while attending the Wimbledon School of Design in London, England. On returning to Canada in 1971 he took up residence in Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, to develop a costume program for the Fortress Louisbourg Historic Properties. He trained local residents to weave and make 18th century costumes and military uniforms to be worn by costumed interpreters. Always creating and sharing, Robert returned to his beloved Halifax to found the Costume Studies Program at Dalhousie University. For 20 years he designed the costumes for the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax. For him, this project was a labour of love. Robert was a gifted designer and a generous soul working across Canada during his long, dedicated career. Adding to his list of accomplishments, he was an author of three published books, a weaver, painter, teacher and mentor to many. In 2008 he received the Order of Canada for his contribution to Canadian Theatre. Robert requested there be no funeral or memorial service. Donations can be made in Robert Doyle's name to a charity of your choice. Raise a glass to celebrate the accomplishments of this Renaissance Man.

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