In Loving Memory of
1955 – 2013
Felix Couturier of East Blackpool, BC, passed away peacefully at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital, Clearwater, BC, on March 25, 2013 after a brave fight with a lengthy illness for the past six years. He was 57 years of age. Born Felix Arthur Joseph Henri Couturier in McLennan, Alberta, on April 18, 1955, Felix is survived by his loving wife Heather; children Alison Hunt, Aaron Hunt, Mary Hunt, Jessica Couturier and April Seibel; his father Art Couturier; mother Lauraine Couturier; sister Kathleen Couturier; by his brothers Terry Couturier and Jimmy Dean Couturier; and by numerous grandchildren.
Felix loved music and was a rocking drummer who played in several bands that travelled around Canada and the United States, including American Spice and Boothill Express. He met Heather while playing in Smithers, BC, and that was it: he cut his hair and settled down, marrying Heather in 1988. Felix and Heather have been best friends and full of love for 29 years. Felix continued to play music however, and had a band called the Battle River Boogie Band while he and Heather lived in Williams Lake. He loved his rock ‘n roll loud and fun, and he continued to play and perform music after he and Heather moved to Clearwater. He loved a good jam session and played a wicked “Wipeout.”
Felix also had a passion for old cars. He had a cool ’67 Pontiac Parisienne convertible. He loved to drive it fast (all of his kids inherited his lead foot, it seems). Felix took his grandchildren for rides on his old fire truck, even in the May Day parade for a couple of years.
Felix was a logger, and logging brought him to live in Clearwater. For the last few years Felix drove a taxi. He loved this town and was always willing to help out anyone who needed it. He was a kind and quiet man who was dedicated to his wife and family. Felix will be sadly missed.
A gathering to celebrate the life of Felix Couturier will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in the Banquet Room at the Wells Gray Inn, Clearwater, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com The family is establishing a fund in Felix’s memory to support the music program at Clearwater Senior Secondary School. Cremation arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0, (250) 674-3030.