Elias Dupuis, 51, of Bense, died Tuesday 5th April, 2011 after a short admission to to the Princess Margaret Hospital.
He was born to Herbert Dupuis and his late wife Carmen (nee Royer) on 24th January 1960. Elias graduated from Portsmouth Secondary School and received a Diploma in Land Surveying in 1985 and a certificate in Valuation in 1987, both from the College of Arts, Science and Technology, now UTECH, in Jamaica. In 1994, he received a Bachlor of Science in Survey Engineering from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Ontario, Canada.
He married high school science teacher Corinthia Fabien in 1986 and they had two sons.
Elias was a well-known Land Surveyor and Valuer, first employed by the Department of Lands and Surveys, then later as proprietor and manager of his own company, Dupuis Surveys.
He was a member of the House of Assembly from 2000 to 2005 after contesting the Paix-Bouche constituency in 2000. He was also a member of the Bense Seventh-day Adventist Church, founding member of Comets football club and manager of the Bense cricket team where he was an accomplished batsman, spinner and often wicket-keeper.
Elias is survived by his wife, Dr Corinthia Dupuis, pathologist; sons Elias Orville and Avery Cornell; his father Herbert; brothers Lyburd and Josiah, Chief Fire Officer; and sisters Decima Dupuis and Beryl Fabien.
An official funeral service attended by the Prime Minister, Honorable Roosvelt Skerrit, Cabinet Ministers and Opposition Members of Parliament, took place at the Bense Seventh-day Adventist Church last week.
The body was interred at the Bense Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery.