September 15, 1945 – September 11, 2019
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Maurice Doucet of Castlegar, BC. Maurice passed away suddenly on Wednesday September 11, 2019 in his home. He was born on September 15, 1945 in Vernon, BC. He went to school in Trail, BC, and has been living in Castlegar for the past 30 years.
Maurice was predeceased by his mother Tina Starr and sisters Suzanne Johnson and Laurette Grant. He is survived by his daughters Sarah-Jo and Shari (John) and grandchildren Gabriel, James, Hannah-Rose, and Jessi. He is also survived by Burke (Louise) and son Theron, and Tara (Richard) and children Erik and Eryn.
During his life, Maurice was active in a variety of martial arts, most notably the Castlegar Karate Club (Seihoku). He was a regular supporter and volunteer at Kate’s Kitchen in Trail, which is a soup kitchen and food bank. Maurice was firm in his commitment to actively making a positive difference in people’s lives and to being a committed contributor in the community. He would say “give to the community and it will give back to you.” He used those roles to be instrumental as a friend, teacher, and role model to many. Maurice loved mischief and humour. He appreciated quick wit in others and was well known for his sharp and humorous intelligence. He was a loving and (frankly) amazing father and grandfather, a brother, mechanic, teacher, student, friend, philosopher, and more.
A service is expected to be held at Robson community hall on Friday September 20. For confirmation and time, please contact the Castlegar Funeral Chapel. We invite people to share their memories, and a book will be available at the service.
Maurice was an advocate for performing acts of service for people in the community who are struggling and those who lack food and resources to properly care for themselves. For those who wish to extend an expression of sympathy in his memory, your donation of time to community charities, food to foodbanks, and other acts of service to those in need within your community would be a great way to honour Maurice’s memory.
Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
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