Obituary of Jack Doupe
John (Jack) Harward Somerville Doupe
October 9, 1932 – December 29, 2019
Beloved husband of Janette, father to Allison (Michael), Chuck (Beverly) and Joe. Passionate Grump (Grandfather) to Tyler, Russell, Sam and Alec; brother of Lyn (Edmondson), brother-in-law to James (Michel) and Charles (Barbara). Jack was born in Winnipeg to Cranston and Frances (Chaffey) Doupe. He was
educated at the University of Manitoba and received his BA in 1954. The University is where he met
his lifelong partner, Janette. They were married over 65 years. They resided in Winnipeg, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Lanciano, Italy during his life. Jack was an avid reader and writer throughout his life. He was on a debate team in college and was always ready with family and friends to debate any topic or issue. He had an almost photographic memory from which he could draw anecdotes and information. He was a fantastic joke teller and could always make any group with him laugh and feel welcome. He loved to play Chess, particularly against his grandsons. Jack and Janette loved to travel with their family, particularly to Europe. Jack loved the time he and Janette lived in Lanciano, Italy and he became an adopted son in the village. He longed to return there after moving back to Canada. Above all else, Jack loved being with family and spent many happy times at his cousin Dave Ferguson’s family cottage in Georgeville, Quebec, reading, laughing, arguing and eating. We cherish all those times and will miss Jack dearly. In lieu of flowers, Jack’s family would welcome a donation in Jack’s name to the Toronto Public Library Foundation, the source of the DTL (Doupe Traveling Library) for many years. A memorial will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Jack
Doupe 1932 2019..
Décès pour la Ville:Toronto, Province: Ontario