Remembering Nigel Bogle

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our father, Nigel Brudnell Bogle, who passed away at Kingston General Hospital in the early morning hours of Saturday April 1, 2023, following a short illness. Dad spent the last few days being reminded of the many people and family members who loved him. He left this earth with his four children by his side. He was 92.

Nigel is survived by his beloved wife Mary (nee McQuillan) of 60 years and their children Catherine (Jay MacWilliam), Alison (Arthur Milnes), Pauline, and Clayton (Jennifer Mortensen), his grandchildren Connor, Mason, Declan, Aiden and Robbie. He will be missed terribly by his devoted sister, Roma.

Nigel was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica and set out for a new life in Canada in the 1950s. Nigel boarded a plane for Toronto with other adventure seekers,  including his friend Tony, no doubt filled with thoughts of exciting times to come. The pair continued the conversation they started on the way to Canada through seven decades, speaking weekly on the phone, until both were hospitalized last month. 

Nigel will be remembered by lifelong friends Pat and Weldon (Belleville), Gordie and Joanne (Scotland), and so many others. Nigel remained devoted to Mary through her decline and made very special friends at mom’s residence, Extendicare Kingston, including Courtney, Jasmine, Liz and George.

Nigel’s family are grateful to his loving caregivers, in recent years. PSWs Delcey, Natalie and Brittany; companion Diane; Ken, Jonathan and the team at HULPR Inc., and the attentive VON drivers who helped dad live with dignity along the way.

Our family would like to express their thanks to the caring and compassionate team at KGH. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on April 14th, 2023, at St. Joseph Parish, Kingston, Ontario, reception to follow. Link for virtual:  In lieu of flowers, donations in Nigel’s memory to Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Davies 4, ICU  or Extendicare Kingston.  Please visit to leave condolences.

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