Friday 18 October 2019

Wexford driving instructor Owen dies at 66

The late Owen Doyle.
The late Owen Doyle.


WELL-KNOWN Wexford driving instructor Owen Doyle has died. He was 66 years old.

Owen, from 75, Liam Mellows Park, was born and raised in Adamstown, and met his wife Mabel at a ballroom dance in the village.

The couple were married in 1968 and moved to Wexford town, raising their four boys in Liam Mellows Park.

Owen was a hard-working man. He worked from a young age in many places, including Smiths Engineering and then he went on to a supervisor's job at Schoepp Velours, where he worked for over 25 years until he was made redundant.

When he was made redundant, Owen made the brave decision to start up his own business, and Owen Doyle School of Motoring was born.

He was a well-known and highly respected driving instructor for over 15 years and will be sadly missed by all his pupils and fellow driving instructors.

His moto of 'Get going with Owen' was quite accurate as he had a very high pass rate of pupils passing their driving test.

Owen loved to social with his friends, but especially loved to be with his four boys. His family was his world. He could turn his hand to anything broken and fix it. He loved to be out in his shed and was always fixing or making something in there. He was a gifted man.

He is sadly missed by his wife Mabel, his four sons Michael, Owen, Declan and Jason, daughters in law, Lorraine, Dee, Gemma and Lindsey, grandchildren Ciaran, Kaley, Shannon, Amy, Sarah, Kate, Alanna, Jack and Jake and his brothers and sisters Maggie, Sean, Paddy, Michael and Margaret.

Wexford People