Livain Charles Paul Dupuis, known by most as “Charlie,” died peacefully Aug. 23, 2015, while in the care of the wonderful nurses at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 64.
He was born on Dec. 4, 1950, in Lynn, Massachusetts.
He is survived by two daughters, Danielle Horne and husband Richard and Kimberly Dupuis, all of Wilmington and three grandchildren, Abbie, Lyndsey and Jack. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Emery, Celia, Oscar, Alice and Gerard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Loraine and Joseph Dupuis and siblings Ellen, Peter and Paul.
Charlie will always be known as a founding member 0f the Kappa Sig fraternity at UNC-Charlotte. He made many lifelong friends through this chapter, with whom he kept in close touch. The stories of him and his brothers would always make you smile and brought him comfort and laughs even through his sickness.
You could often find Charlie at the beach surf fishing or sailing on his laser. Charlie was an avid Duke Blue Devils fan and never missed one of their basketball games. He also spent his spare time visiting gambling boats and we used to think he had a horseshoe up his butt. He would play often and win a little less often, nevertheless always going back.
Through most of his life he worked as a nuclear engineer for various companies and was best at planning and scheduling. He would often work out of town, but we all knew that the ocean was where he belonged. Another place that was near to his heart was all of his extended family who resides in Canada, more specifically Memramcook, New Brunswick. Many of his stories that he would tell included their adventures in Canada with cousins, aunts and uncles.
The family will hold a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Seaside Chapel, 100 S. Eighth St., Carolina Beach, NC 28428. There will be a reception to follow and everyone is invited to stay and share stories and memories about Charlie to celebrate his life.
Without a doubt, everyone he came in contact with was touched by his sense of humor, love for others and the infectious way he lived life to the fullest.
Please send any memorial plants or flowers to Seaside Chapel. Memorials donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401 or the charity of one’s choice.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.
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