In Loving Memory


Victor "Vic" Dupuis

Born in Zweibrucken, Germany

September 6, 1961

Died in Sarnia, Ontario

August 27, 2020

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Obituary Announcement

Victor “Vic” George Dupuis

It is with heavy hearts and sorrow we announce the sudden passing of Victor “Vic” Dupuis at the age of 58

on Thursday August 27, 2020. Victor is survived by his wife Patricia and his daughters Yula, Mitzi, and Frances and his grandchildren Brody, Perrin, Calvin and Lillian.  Survived by his sisters Daniel, Diana and sister-in-law Grace. Also, survived by his devoted four-legged best friend Jacob. Predeceased by his parents Bob and Doris and his twin brother Vincent. Also survived by the mother of his children Marilyn. Victor was a federal employee with the Government of Canada.  Worked at Winnipeg Taxation, Corrections and Oceans and Fisheries.  Vic dedicated 35 years of his career with integrity and passion. Vic will be remembered by all that knew him as an amazing and generous man and his ability to make everyone smile with his many musical talents. Vic will be missed by his family, friends, neighbours and fellow musicians. Victor was a man with a golden horn but more importantly he was a man with a golden heart. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke, Sarnia Humane Society or charity of your choice. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Vic’s Guestbook” at


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Marble Surface

Very sad to hear of your loss and wishing you comfort at this time. I worked with Vic at Fisheries and Oceans Canada where his ability to see the good in people, his efforts to facilitate positive outcomes, and his willingness to tackle 'the right thing to do' were hallmarks of the very best in public service.

Hilary Oakman

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Vic brought his wise, gentle and kind approach to our Sarnia office each day. We shared cups of tea in the lunchroom which always included words of inspiration from Vic and a discussion about the love he had for his family. Each conversation with Vic was meaningful to me a felt like a warm walk in the woods. Vic practiced compassion and kindness with everyone he interacted with in our office. My heartfelt sympathy to your family for the loss of this wonderful man. ..... Judy Morin

Judy Morin

Marble Surface

Sending my condolances and prayers to all of Vic's family and loved ones. He was a true long time friend who will be sadly missed.

Gerry Wright

Shadow on Concrete Wall

I worked with Vic for many years at DFO and I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. I am so so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tara Broad

Marble Surface

My deepest condolences, I will cherish the conversations that we had. He helped me with difficult times and always pointed me the right direction. Wish I could thank him again. He did brighten the world around him!

Jozo Maric

Shadow on Concrete Wall

My heartfelt condolences to the Dupuis family. Vic was instrumental in helping me and my team through difficult times. He has inspired me to seek the positives in people and was true mentor to me. Vic has greatly influenced me on how I manage my team and in life. He is missed by all and will always have a place in my heart with those people who have truly inspired me through the years. I want to say “Thank you” for your friendship as I consider you as a gift.

Russell Angeles

Marble Surface

I was fortunate to have been able to work with Vic at DFO on several occasions. What a wonderful, happy, gentle soul. He could clearly see what was the real issue in difficult situations and gently guide those involved to see the issue for ourselves. All the time doing it with great care and respect. He didn’t care who you were or what your position was – you were a person and had value. He will be greatly missed.

Andrea Doherty

Shadow on Concrete Wall

Sending our sincerest condolences on the loss of such a talented, funny, loving soul.

Ron and Dianne Copping

Marble Surface

Sincerest condolences on your loss. Vic always made time for me at work to listen and give the best advise on how to resolve an issue. He will be missed. Take care.

Shelley Kossio

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Patricia & family. My deepest condolences to you and the family in the loss of Vic. May it help in some small way to know that others share in your loss. In my thoughts and prayers as you face the days ahead. Hugs Patricia from the next door neighbour!

Catherine M. Tyrie

Marble Surface

Condolences to the extended Dupuis family. I had the pleasure of working with Vic at fisheries and oceans Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard for many years. Vic was instrumental in helping us through challenging situations and specifically helpful to me when I often dropped by his office for a chat. As we all know, Vic was also instrumental on stage. I was very happy when Vic took the stage at the Mary Webb Centre (Highgate) with the rocking blues band of James Boraski. He was stage left, a bit to the rear with a big smile on his face playing the sax. During intermission and after the show people said that sax player was the coolest dude on the stage. It was probably both his music and a smile - his happiness certainly shone through. My thoughts are with all of you at this time.

Peter Garapick

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Wish to express my deepest condolences to Vic's family. I had the privilege to work with Vic. Vic always had a smile and was able to say just what you needed to hear when you needed support or advice. He will be missed and fondly remember . It was an honor to have known him.

Krista Benn

Marble Surface

Vic was a great man and a great colleague. Vic had a presence that will be sorely missed.

Doug Jibb

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Our deepest condolences to Vic's family. Vic's kindness and incredible interpersonal skills made him a natural for his role as counselor through which he became a true friend of Fisheries and Oceans staff throughout the region. One of my many fond memories of Vic is his entertainment on the sax during our organization's Christmas parties in Sarnia. May the great memories you have of Vic give you strength during the coming days.

Robert Lambe

Marble Surface

Vic, you will be sorely missed for you friendship, sage advice and consummate professionalism. I am still finding it so hard to believe that you have left us so suddenly. You must be playing your saxophone with the angels now.

E. Almeida

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We shall miss Vic and Jake on Facebook our condolences to you all Vic was a talented young man and I know you will all miss him

Linda and Dave MacDonald

Marble Surface

Vic was a great friend and I will miss our conversations and his great sense of humour. We did road trips together for work and he was a great support for me and my team. I will always be grateful to both Vic and Patti for their friendship and the meals we shared. Vic loved his family and his precious dogs. He was a man of honour and a great presence, a consummate leader and professional. I never heard Vic say anything negative about anyone. He had integrity. Patti, I know Vic loved you and his children. A life well lived...I will be forever grateful for his friendship and advice

Beth Campbell

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Patricia & family - I was so sorry to hear about your loss please accept my deepest sympathies. Vic will be remembered fondly by many as a friend and trusted colleague. Vic was so passionate about people and findings ways to help them through difficult life challengers. No matter the situation he strived for fair and compassionate solutions built on mutual understanding and trust. He was a true gentleman, a trusted advisor, friend and colleague that helped so many. I will miss our frequent airport waiting area discussions that always turned to music and what instrument he was traveling with this week. Rest well my friend! David Burden

David Burden

Marble Surface

My deepest sympathies to Vic's family. I had the pleasure of collaborating with Vic on numerous occasions within the ICMS community. He was always open to sharing his technical expertise and his passion for conflict resolution and communication. He was a kind and generous man. He will truly be missed.

Melanie Brousseau

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Very sorry to hear of Vic's passing. He did so much for our office here in the Soo and we had many great times after hours enjoying Vic's great sax playing abilities at several local establishments. My musician friends were always very excited to hear that "Vic" was coming to the Soo and they would have the chance to hear and play a few tunes with him. He will be greatly missed!! RIP Vic, Johnnie

Johnnie Tibbles

Marble Surface

My friend Vic. You will be truly missed in this world. You were a great colleague and a stand up human being. So kind to others and a devout family man. I am very happy to have called you my friend and to have worked closely with you throughout the years. I will always be able to reflect upon your memory with a smile.

Maureen Fulcher

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Vic touched the lives of many of us young professionals as we navigated difficult situations in our offices across Canada. Through the conflict management courses he led, I know he has changed mine and many others' personal and professional lives for the better! Thanks Vic.

Jess Taylor

Marble Surface

My deepest sympathies for your loss. I had the pleasure of having Vic deliver training to my office, and help myself and coworkers/friends with a difficult situation. While my time with Vic was short, it took no time at all to tell that he was such a light, so positive, and could humanize the most difficult of situations. He truly did touch and improve many lives. Thank you for sharing Vic with us, and I hope you find peace and healing in the coming days.

Brandi Mogge

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Vic changed the atmosphere in a room simply by being present. I will remember him for his big heart and generous nature in sharing his many talents with others - both musically and professionally. Vic enriched the lives of those around him. RIP my friend, you will be missed.

Bert Robertson

Marble Surface

I was saddened to read of Vic's passing and offer my deepest sympathy to his family and am so sorry for your loss. Vic and I worked together in Winnipeg in the Regional Excise Office. He was a man of high integrity and had many talents and a joy to work with. He will be missed.

David Bell

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My deepest condolences to you, Vic's family and friends. I was so sad to hear of Vic's far too early passing. I was fortunate to work with Vic at Fisheries and to share many conversations with him about his love for his family, music, and Jake 1 and Jake 2. Vic was one of the good ones. And he is missed.

Maggie Daly

Marble Surface

I am deeply suprized with sudden passing away of Vic. My condolences and deepest sympathies to you and your family. Mitzi & Scottie: I am sorry for your lost and I would like to have a word with you, if possible. My home phone number 604-987-5535. Isabell

Isabell Fournier

254 George Street

Sarnia, Ontario  N7T 4P2

Ph. - 519-383-7121    Fax 519-383-6193

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