Felix ‘Duffy’ Van Cawood

Felix “Duffy” Van Cawood was born July 12, 1954, and died July 17, 2018.

He grew up in Twisp, where he learned to log using saddle horses.

In 1974 he married the love of his life, Debbie Quinlan. In 1978 they moved to Coffman Cove, Alaska, the logging camp where he worked as a bulldozer operator. He and Debbie fit right in with camp life. With friends and neighbors, he built the Coffman Cove ballfield that the community uses today. When KPC pulled out, he and Debbie bought a motor home and traveled the country following construction work. In 2003 they went home to Coffman Cove. He found his passion creating rustic alder furniture.

He worked hard on his health fighting cancer. While undergoing treatments Debbie and Duffy spent time with his brother and sister in Wenatchee. 

Duffy is survived by brother Rick and Barb Cawood; sister Vicki and Dan Yockey; sister-in-law Janice and Dave Rudebaugh; and numerous nieces and nephews. Duffy was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Virginia Cawood, brother Bill Cawood and in-laws Marie and Douglas Quinlan.

A celebration of life was held in Coffman Cove on July 22, 2018.