Obituary of the late Elias Dupuis

Elias Dupuis

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.

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  1. African empress
    January 17, 2019

    It’s been since you are gone. Your memories live on
    Continue to rest in peace Mr. Dupius

  2. Wife
    August 30, 2012

    Thanks to everyone for the words of encouragement and sympathy. He was surely loved and will certainly be missed. (He died of renal failure)

    • floyd mondiwa
      July 25, 2016

      Mrs Corinthia Dupuis
      my name is Floyd Mondiwa from Malawi, here in Africa. ELIAS was my closest friend while in Canada doing
      SURVEY engineering at Ryerson. I met with you and your children once when you came visiting in Toronto back in 1993/1994. Just learned of the demise of my Friend Elias.
      May his soul continue to rest in eternal peace.
      I miss him greatly. He was my inspiration.
      God Bless your family

  3. Vert D
    April 27, 2011

    When sorrow comes,as come it must, in God we all must put our trust. God will take care of you Remember God cares

  4. clarissa
    April 22, 2011

    My friend Corinthia so sad to hear of your loss.Its been a long time since i haven’t seen or heard from you but you all are always in my thoughts. May God give you strength to carry on.

  5. gal friday
    April 22, 2011

    he was a very good friend allways willing to help. I WILL MISS HIM. REST IN PEACE… QUIET ONE. To the family my deepest sympathy.

  6. Chakademus
    April 22, 2011

    Rest in peace Elias. Sympathies to the family.

  7. joel matthew
    April 21, 2011

    A true icon, we enjoyed every minute of your short time on this earth, you will be missed. May God continue to bless your family. Bense will never be the same without you. R.I.P…

  8. desmond
    April 21, 2011

    i worked with u in portsmouth….u taught me the joy of being happy….R.I.P

  9. Tyrell
    April 21, 2011

    R.I.P cuz.

  10. postage
    April 21, 2011

    R.I.P Dupuis …u have always inspired me especially where i am today. your words of encouragement did not fell on deaf ears when u constantly pressured me to obtain an education for the job we love so much .. sorry i din get the chance to thank you before u depart from this life into a better place. memories of u will linger in my thoughts

  11. Way Out There
    April 21, 2011

    Worked with Mr. Dupuis at Surveys back in the middle to late 90s. He was one of the nicest and funniest people you would have ever had the pleasure of meeting. May he and his family be at peace.

    • postage
      April 21, 2011

      way out there- surveys?

  12. Vital
    April 21, 2011

    Elias was a very intelligent guy. A lot of people will miss him for the person he was. He made his contribution on this earth. Now God has prepared a better place for him. Everyone must console themselves by celebrating his life and thank god for who he was. He is not dead but just passed on so that others will refresh themselves in the love of the lord. My sympathy goes to his family and all those who knew him. Bye Bro.

  13. bwadiab
    April 21, 2011

    Just like his deceased niece Cissy, Elias carried a warm smile and pleasant personality. The Village of Bense/Ansedemai/Ansoldat will continue to mourn its loss. I pray that Hobby and your siblings left behind, and also Corinthia and her kids find solace at this time of bereavement.

    A son of the soil.

  14. Gabo
    April 21, 2011

    To Mrs. Dupuis and family.
    Death is always difficult to bear. But we must always remember we are just passing through – time is only loaned to us here. When we are born we are not sure to eat our first meal but we are sure to die, so try to rationalize the process and it wont be so hard on you. He was a very good man and we were all blessed to have known him. He has returned from whence he came, as we all will someday. He has gone before us, we will follow in time. Let us work and hope for a joyful and blessed hereafter and reunion.

  15. Anonymous
    April 21, 2011


    • niceness
      April 22, 2011


  16. Perseverance
    April 21, 2011

    Mrs. Dupius please accept my sympathy. I met you again recently after a very long time. May God bless and stregthen you and the rest of the family during this difficult time.

  17. AP
    April 21, 2011

    Life is full of surprises… among them the death of Mr Dupuis. I don’t know him personally, just a beneficiary of his services when my brother got some family land surveyed. And I’ll be in DA in late May/June this year and he was supposed to survey another family plot. He told my brother to call him a few days before we get there… And to find out about his death…this is shocking. My deepest and sincerest condolences to the family… DNO, thanks for the story, otherwise we’d really be in for really shocking surprise. Anyone care to know how he died or from what?

    • Shaka
      April 21, 2011

      Seriously, that’s a surprise. How did he die?

      • bwadiab
        April 21, 2011

        I know he had some medical issues so his death certainly wasn’t sudden. Having said that, only his family can divulge the real cause of death.

  18. mamies
    April 21, 2011

    Fear well my friend, fear well my long time friend, may you rest in the hand of the lord. I pray the lord will make perfect his strengh in your family, In there time of grief and pain. R.I.P DUPIS

    • carib child
      April 21, 2011

      ”Fair”..not ”fear”

      • mamies
        April 21, 2011

        Why dont you go find a teaching job,Miss or Mr spell well , Used your education to make life better for your self, Who ask you to spell for me.

        Admin: you guys are actually both wrong. Its “fare.” lol

        • d. summers
          April 22, 2011


  19. vellda
    April 21, 2011

    So sorry to read this, worked with Mr. Dupuis at the Ministry of Agr, Lands & Survery in the early 90s. R.I.P Dupuis and may God be with his family.

  20. Dominiq
    April 21, 2011

    R.I.P cuz. You will truly be missed by many.

  21. Possie Passie
    April 21, 2011

    Really did not make news….

    RIP my friend

  22. KA
    April 21, 2011

    Elias, growing up in Greens Lane, I looked up to you as a wonderful role model. You lived life as a true gentleman and will be missed. My deepest condolences to your family my friend. Dominica lost a great son and heaven gained a beautiful soul.

  23. A friend
    April 21, 2011


  24. really????????
    April 21, 2011

    8) god bless your family

  25. Poule Coutouni
    April 21, 2011

    You lived a full life in Christ and are now in his holy arms. You are fondly remembered by your old PSS posse

  26. bon jean
    April 21, 2011

    a good man

  27. Friend
    April 21, 2011

    God be with you… as you sit at his side.

  28. A Friend
    April 21, 2011

    RIP………………. you will be greatly missed

  29. RDW
    April 21, 2011

    R.I.P Dupuis

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