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Louis-Philippe de Grandpre

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OBITUARY LOUIS-PHILIPPE de GRANDPRE, Q.C., C.C., G.O.Q., B.C.L., LL.D. Louis-Philippe de Grandpre passed away in St-Lambert, Quebec on January 24, 2008 at the age of ninety years. Between 1938 and 1973, he practiced law as a formidable litigator, also leaving a deep imprint on the law firms he founded and developed. He was president of the bars of Montreal and Quebec in 1968 and 1969, and president of the Canadian Bar Association from 1972 to 1973. He was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1974, from which he resigned in October 1977. He continued practicing law long thereafter, as a senior partner and later counsel at Lafleur, Brown, de Grandpre (now Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP). He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, Grand Officier de l'Ordre national du Quebec, and a recipient of the Quebec Bar Medal for his contribution to law and justice. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Marthe; their children (Michel, Ivan, Francine and Sylvie); eleven grandchildren and their families; and his brother and sister-in-law, Jean and Helene de Grandpre, and their family; and the family of his late brother, Pierre de Grandpre. He will be remembered fondly by friends and colleagues across Canada for his dedication to the legal profession, his courage, his tenacity and his incisive judgement. The family will receive condolences Tuesday January 29 from 3 to 9 p.m. at: Valet parking available. Funeral mass will be held Wednesday January 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Viateur Church in Outremont. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Montreal Neurological Institute Brain Tumour Research Centre, 3801 University, Montreal, QC H3A 2B4.
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Published in The Gazette from Jan. 26 to Jan. 28, 2008
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