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Lawrence Doucette

August 7, 1938 - August 16, 2009

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DOUCETTE: Lawrence Thomas “Larry” – After a stubborn, long hard fight against various health issues, Larry peacefully went to rest on August 16th, 2009, at the Cowichan District Hospital at the age of 71.
With wife Marie (Boland) of almost 48 years by his side, Papa is survived by daughter Judi, his four treasured grandchildren Ashley, Travis, Scott and Darren Wiersma, son Glenn, and his mother Josie Doucette of Stephenville Newfoundland, his only sister Ursula in Arizona, brother Hilton in Alberta and brother Ralph in Florida. Larry is predeceased by his father Joseph Doucette, and brothers Francis, Anselm, and Isaac.
“Tom Cat” was born in Stephenville, Newfoundland on August 7th, 1938 and married Marie in 1961. They made the cross country move to Victoria in 1963, just after Judi was born. Larry started his work career in British Columbia pumping gas for a dollar an hour, but wasn’t allowed to answer the phone because of his thick French accent. Larry started working for Bapco Paint in 1965, the year Glenn was born. He also served as an Auxiliary Police Officer in Victoria, where he won various awards for his sharpshooting. He then moved his family to Duncan in 1974 to start work as a Redi-mix truck driver. “Froggy” continued on driving until his retirement.
Larry was an avid hunter in his younger years and enjoyed catching the odd fish or two. He loved stamp and coin collecting, and travelled to Newfoundland twice a year to visit friends and family, but mostly his Mother who will be 101 in October.
Larry belonged to the Maritimers Club, and was a member of the Elks (#69), and was a former member of the Legion and Lions Club. The family wishes to thank Dr. Murray Woods and the staff on 2 South for their care and compassion during Larry’s stay at the hospital. At Larry’s request, there will be no formal service. There will be a celebration of his life at the Duncan Elk’s Lodge, Duncan BC from 1 to 3pm on Saturday August 22, 2009. Donations may be made in Larry’s memory to the charity of ones choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Herb and Joyce Muise
Relation: Friend

To Marie and family, we read with sorrow of Larrys passing and while we know his life has not been easy this past few years it is always sad to hear of someone we considerd a friend passing.
We will have fond memories of the many nights we spent at the Maritimers club and our thoughts are with you all at this time. If we can be of assistance please contact us.

From: Herb and Joyce Muise
Relation: Friend

To Marie and family, we read with sorrow of Larrys passing and while we know his life has not been easy this past few years it is always sad to hear of someone we considerd a friend passing.
We will have fond memories of the many nights we spent at the Maritimers club and our thoughts are with you all at this time. If we can be of assistance please contact us.

From: Bernice Woodrow
Relation: Married to my neice Marie.

Marie and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Although I haven’t seen him for many years I remember him with fondness as being a very loving person. I send you my deepest sympathies.
Aunt Bernice

From: Bernice Woodrow
Relation: Married to my neice Marie.

Marie and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Although I haven’t seen him for many years I remember him with fondness as being a very loving person. I send you my deepest sympathies.
Aunt Bernice

From: Lorraine (Boland) Patey
Relation: Married to my cousin Marie.

To Marie and family,
Sending my deepest sympathies to you all on the death of Larry. I remember him from the summer I got to stay with you guys when you were living in S’ville. It is one of my fondest memories. God bless you all.
Lorraine Patey

From: Lorraine (Boland) Patey
Relation: Married to my cousin Marie.

To Marie and family,
Sending my deepest sympathies to you all on the death of Larry. I remember him from the summer I got to stay with you guys when you were living in S’ville. It is one of my fondest memories. God bless you all.
Lorraine Patey

From: Loretta Basha
Relation: Marie and I are first cousins

To Marie and family, on behalf of Aunt Rene and all her children we extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Loretta ( Rumboldt ) Basha

From: Loretta Basha
Relation: Marie and I are first cousins

To Marie and family, on behalf of Aunt Rene and all her children we extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Loretta ( Rumboldt ) Basha

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 22, 2009
Beginning at 6:48am

Location:
Duncan Elks Lodge
149 Station Street
Duncan, BC Canada

149 Station Street
Duncan, BC Canada

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