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Catherine Beaupre


1924 - 2015 Obituary Condolences

Catherine Beaupre (nee Matthews) was born on September 26th, 1924 and died on October 7th, 2015 at Roseview Manor. Catherine was born and raised in Manchester, England. At the age of 18 she joined the war effort by serving with the R.A.F. from 1942 to 1945. During her service she met her husband to be Al Beaupre who was serving with the R.C.A.F. in England. Shortly after the war in Europe came to an end they married in England in June 1945. Catherine emigrated to Canada as a war bride with her infant first son in August 1946 arriving by ship in Halifax. She and her infant then travelled for a week by train to Winnipeg where she started her new life within a welcoming French-Canadian family. Thereafter Catherine lived the life of a military spouse constantly on the move while raising three sons. Her pride in her appearance and her home reflected her British roots and many travel opportunities. Upon retirement she and Al moved to Thunder Bay. After her husband died in 2004 Catherine's health started to decline. She spent the last 6 years of her life in residence at Roseview Manor. Catherine was pre-deceased by her parents, William and Catherine Matthews, brothers William, Joe, Fred and sister Mary. Catherine is survived by her sister Frances and brother Thomas; her sons Barry (Bev), Tony (Pierrette), and Pierre; 6 grandchildren; Myles, Nicole, Marie-Lyne, Julien, Liam and Noah; and 4 great grandchildren Owen, Emmy, Ruby and Arnaud. We would like to thank the nursing staff at Roseview for the very good care they provided our Mother during the last years of her life. Catherine was a brave, adventurous woman and a good Mother to three sons who did not always make it easy for her to be the loving and protective Mom she was. All our love. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 9:30 am in the Chapel of the Sargent & Son Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 21 N. Court Street. Interment to follow in St. Andrew's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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