Eastern Star mourns the loss of Sis. Avis Dupere


Avis L. (MacDonald) Dupéré of Nackawic, NB passed away unexpectedly on April 28, 2020 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Avis was born on March 28, 1954, a daughter of the late Leo MacDonald and Joan (Fox) MacDonald Hicks.

She is survived by her husband, Mario Dupéré; three daughters, Tabatha VanWagoner (Alan), Barbara Goodine (Jeff) and Anitra Parks (Brad); her grandchildren, Mackenzie VanWagoner, Desiree Goodine, Whitney Brewer (Luke), Lex and Cole Parks; two great-grandchildren, Devyn and William; her siblings, Gerry (Jane), Mac (Wanda), Caroline (Mel) and Scott (Lois); a sister-in-law, Nicole: a brother-in-law, Rick; an aunt Eunice; the father of her children, Larry Ford; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law in the Dupéré family; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Wanda McFarlane, two brothers George and Alton MacDonald and her step-father, George Hicks.

Due to the current health crisis, there will be no visitation or services at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date and an announcement will be posted at that time, followed by interment at Otis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers or foods delivered to any of the family, please do a kind deed for another family; take a meal to a person who is alone, drop a bouquet of flowers off to the older lady down the street … Be kind to all you speak to … That is the best way we can think of to celebrate the life of a giver – To pay it forward! For those who wish to make a memorial donation in memory of Avis, the family has suggested the Louise Breau Memorial Medical Trust Fund.

Arrangements by Flewelling Funeral Home, Nackawic, NB. www.flewellingswan.com

Her Journey’s Just Begun
Don’t think of her as gone away
her journey’s just begun
life hold so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days or years.
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched
for nothing loved is ever lost
and she was loved so much.