On a lovely summer afternoon, Maurice & Eileen were enjoy- ing a cool walk by the river in the Park, when Maurice’s heart stopped beating. He fell back and never regained consciousness despite efforts to revive him.
Maurice is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, their children Sharon (Wayne), Del (Brenda), Marc (Ann), Rick, Blair (Juanita), Pam, Ellie, Ben, Maria, Theresa (Laurelee), 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren ++. Maurice was born in Wynyard, Saskatchewan to Adelbert and Fredeliene Dupont, one of ten siblings. He enlisted in the army in 1941 where he served for 3.5 years. He took a bullet to his back in Italy, was operated on in a field hospital then spent 6 months in England recuperating, then back to the front lines in Germany. He was in Holland when victory was proclaimed. After the war ended he returned to Canada and back to farming. He met Eileen in 1946 and they were married in 1948. They farmed for 5 years in Saskatchewan before moving out to Vancouver Island. First living in Cobble Hill & work at the cement plant, then Duncan where he worked for BCFP in Crofton. He was a successful welder-blacksmith and beyond his job at the mill spent many hours creating woodstoves, fireplace tools, beltbuckles etc. After retirement, Maurice and Eileen spent time traveling to Europe, Americas and all of Canada. Maurice also proudly served as a Knights of Columbus, finishing as a fourth degree Knight. Prayers will be held Thursday, June 25 @ 7pm at St. Ann’s on Tzouhalem rd. The funeral mass will also be held at St. Ann’s at noon on Friday, June 26, with interment followed by refresh- ments at St. Francis Xavier on Kilmalu rd in Mill Bay. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Providence Farm or your favorite charity.