Nils J. E Dragoy

Nils J E Dragoy

On Monday morning, February 18th 2013, after a long battle with cancer, Nils J E Dragoy, Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather and Great Grandfather passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his children and the love of his life, his wife of 56 years.

Nils was born in Troms, Norway in 1931 to Nelly and Jens Dragoy. He attended business school in Oslo Norway and worked with his father in the fish processing industry. He married Synnove, in 1956 and had 4 children. In 1980, together with their two youngest children, they immigrated to Seattle WA. After building their new home, Nils worked as a consultant to the fishing industry. He was known as a man of great integrity and was highly respected.

Nils was a family man and took great joy in getting the family and grandchildren together at their home or in Mexico.

In retirement, Nils found a love of cooking and enjoyed cooking for family and friends. He spent many hours on the internet researching new recipes and he truly became an excellent cook!

He is survived by his wife Synnove, his children Elin, Anne Lise, Nils Petter and Astrid Helene, his brother Svein and sister Elise, grandchildren Keri, Siw-Malen, Erik,Sunniva, Ingrid, Alexandra, Camilla and Olav, and great grandson Adrian, Andre, Aron and Parker.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest a donation be made in his name to a local food bank or .

A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday March 2nd at Leif Erikson Lodge at 2245 NW 57th St. Seattle.

Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 22 to Feb. 28, 2013