Marie Rose Dupuis

January 16, 2018
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Marie Rose Dupuis at the age of 96 years.

She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Arthur in 2004 and her son Gerald in 2015.

Rose is survived by seven children: three daughters, Dolores (Joe) Surina of Nakusp, Denise (Gary) Greyell and Shirley (Roy) Queen of Vernon, and four sons, Adrian (Judy) of Nakusp, Albert (Diane) of Barriere, Larry (Connie) of Kamloops and Allan (Diane) of Kamloops. She also leaves 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Rose was of a family of 14 children and is survived by four sisters, Helen (Henry), Theresa (Ron), Irene and Orise (Mike), and two brothers Roger (Annette) and Lionel (Georgette).

Rose was born April 24th, 1922 in Gravelbourg, Sask. In 1927, the family moved to Meadow Lake, Sask. area homesteading during the depression years of the thirties. In 1940, she married Arthur Dupuis and they continued to farm in the Meadow Lake/Cabana area. In 1950, with four children, they moved to the Kootenays in BC. They first lived in the mining town of Rettaleck. Mom worked in the cookhouse which is still there beside the highway. In 1952, when the mine shut down they moved to Kaslo, B.C. where 3 children were born.

In 1959, they moved to Kakusp where her last son Allan was born. In 1963, they moved to Kamloops. After Arthur passed away she continued to live in Kamloops. Then, she decided to move back to Nakusp where she lived her last ten years.

Mom was a dedicated, hard working mother, always putting her husband and family first. She also cared for many foster children when living in Kamloops. She loved doing her ceramics, knitting, embroidery, sewing and quilting. In her neighbourhoods she was famous for exceptional bread making, baking and gardening.

The Reverend Father Swann Kim will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 28th, 2018 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Kamloops. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arrow Lakes Hospital Foundation for the Minto House would be appreciated in her memory.

The family would like to extend their appreciation and heartfelt thank you’s to the wonderful, caring staff of the Minto House and Arrow Lakes Hospital doctors and staff.

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Schoening Funeral Service

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