Frederick John Doupe
June 18, 1929 – February 14, 2014
Fred passed away peacefully at Comox Valley Senior’s Village on Valentine’s Day after living with dementia and emphysema for many years. Left to mourn his passing are Betty, his loving wife of 61 years, their son Robin (Fei Fei) Doupe, their daughter Terri (Grant) Jones, grandchildren, Michelle and Tanner Jones, Erin and Nicole Doupe, his surviving sister, Marg Smith and many nieces and nephews.
Fred started teaching at the age of 17 in Grand Forks and spent the remainder of his career in Powell River. He was principal on Texada Island and at Cranberry, Wildwood and Brooks schools and was well-respected by his students, their parents and his co-workers. His enthusiasm for the task at hand made him a joy to be around. He was retired for 30 years and enjoyed boating and RVing to Southern California with Betty. He continued to share his love of math with several generations of Powell Riverites through tutoring and spent many hours growing vegetables on his lot-sized garden. Fred was known for his love of life, his positive attitude, his garden and his passion for teaching. He will be sorely missed.
At Fred’s request, there will be no service.
A favourite charity of Fred’s was Doctors Without Borders at doctorswithoutborders.org/donate.