James Wallace Doucette
Passed on January 12, 2023
We are saddened to announce the passing of James Wallace Doucette on January 12, 2023 at Stonewall Hospital.
Jim is survived by his wife, Lois (nee Davey), children – Michael (Lorie), Denise, Ian (Michael), and Daniel (Sherry) and grandchildren- Anna (Andrew), Emily (Ryan), Jacob (Halie), Ellie, Christopher (Jordyn), Ryan, Alyssa (Daulton). He is also survived by sister-in-law, Judy Doucette and nephew Todd of Dauphin. In Ontario, sister-in-law Audrey, brothers-in-law Stan(Ruth), Paul, Murray, nieces and nephews.
Jim was predeceased by his Mother Mary, infant sister-June, brother Donald and nephew Rob Doucette as well as parents-in-law Lyle and Leita, brothers-in-law Calvin and Eugene.
Jim was born in Brandon, Manitoba on July 28, 1936. His schooling was in Minnedosa, Brandon College and University of Manitoba where he attained a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, 1960. Jim and Lois were married in Baltimore, Ontario on September 14, 1963, lived and worked in Winnipeg and Brandon for 6 years before buying Gateway Drugs in The Pas, Manitoba. He was a knowledgeable and respected pharmacist who also found time for hunting and fishing, Chamber of Commerce, Masons and Shriners. Summers at Clearwater Lake cabin with family were special. He forged lasting friendships in those years. Jim’s Boxing Day “Bouillabaisse” was a highlight with family and friends.
Always a lover of history and a voracious reader, Jim attained a B.A. in History through Queen’s University. He belonged to Model Soldier Society and painted miniatures. After selling the business, Jim and Lois moved to Grosse Isle, closer to children. They enjoyed gardening and neighbours, community club and working on Centennial for St. Michael’s. When grandchildren came along, he made wooden toys and games as well as picnic tables and deck chairs for the kids. Declining health prompted a move to Lions Manor, Stonewall, where they lucked out again with good friends and neighbours.
We are very grateful for the kind and caring help of so many; paramedics, Michelle Loehmer’s squad of homecare nurses and homecare aides, the nurses and staff of Stonewall Hospital and Dr. D. Ventor. They enabled Jim to be at home till the last two days.
A graveside service will be held in June at St. Michael’s Anglican Cemetery.
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