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Date of Passing: Oct 01, 2004

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COLONEL RETD ALPHONSE ELIE BEAUPRE Q.C. Colonel Retd Alphonse Elie Beaupre Q.C., born June 15, 1923, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2004 at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Al was born and raised in the small francophone farming community of La Broquerie, MB. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in England during the Second World War. There he met and married Catherine (Kay) Mathews. After the war he attended the University of Manitoba where he obtained his degree in law. Upon graduation he rejoined the Royal Canadian Air Force serving in the Judge Advocate Generals Office. He served with distinction within Canada and overseas, retiring as a full Colonel. Upon his retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces he joined the National Parole Board as a sitting member in Kingston, ON. When he retired from the workforce he and Catherine moved to Thunder Bay. Al was predeceased by his parents; and his brothers, Phil, Eugene, Joseph, Edmund and Paul; and sisters, Agnes and Margaret. He is survived by his brother Leo and sisters, Jean, Jeanette, Yvonne and Marie. Al will be sadly missed by his wife Catherine; and sons, Barry, Tony and Pierre; daughters-in-law, Beverley Drew and Pierrette Chouinard; and his grandchildren, Liam, Noah, Marie-Lyne, Julien, Myles and Nicole; and great grandson Owen. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the paramedics and the medical staff at the hospital for their kindness during this difficult time. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 5 when family and friends gathered in Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church for the Funeral Mass beginning at 11:00 a.m. celebrated by Rev. P.M. Stilla V.F. Interment was in St. Andrews Cemetery. Visitation for friends was held on Monday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court St. with the Vigil Service beginning at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 20, 2004

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