For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
BEAUDOIN, Arthur Emile - At la Maison Paul-Triquet in Quebec City, on March 25th, 2012, at the age of 92 years and 10 months, passed away peacefully Mr. Émile Beaudoin, husband of Mrs. Yvette Laliberté. Born in St-Raphaël de Bellechasse, he was the son of Mr. Elzéar Beaudoin, predeceased, and Mrs. Célina Buteau also predeceased. A World War II veteran with the Royal Canadian Navy, member of the crew of HMCS Athabaskan, he received, among other medals, the Atlantic Star, the Africa Star with bar, the Médaille d’argent de l’Union Nationale des Combattants, the Croix d’honneur avec rosette of l’Association Franco-Britannique. He was president of the chapitre québécois de l’Association nationale des prisonniers de guerre (European theatre). He was also the founder of the Cercle Goethe de Québec, and a retired person of the Quebec government. The family will receive condolences, with the body present, at Coopérative funéraire des Deux Rives, Centre funéraire du Plateau, 693, ave Nérée-Tremblay, Québec G1N 4R8, Saturday March 31st, 2012, from 10:30 to 12:30. The religious service will be held the same day at 13:00 at St-Thomas-d’Aquin Church (2125, rue Louis-Jolliet, Québec G1V 2B7). The body will be laid in the crypt at Mausolée François-de-Laval (Cimetière Belmont). Beside his wife, his niece Nancy Beaudoin (Raymond Deschenes), daughter of his brother Elzéar Beaudoin junior, predeceased, (Rachel Marquis, predeceased), from Methuen, MA, USA, Emile Beaudoin is survived by children of his brother-in-law Adrien Laliberté, predeceased, (Yvette Savard, predeceased), Yves Laliberté (Ginette Massé), Jean Laliberté (Thérèse Arsenault), Jacques Laliberté (Guyane Bellavance), Pierre Laliberté, et André, predeceased, and also many of his comrades in arms who were members of the same associations he was a member of. Our profound gratitude and an immense thank you to all the staff at Maison Paul-Triquet and also the staff at Foyer des Vétérans (CHUQ) for their steadfast dedication and the good care that was provided. Your expressions of sympathy can be conveyed by donations to la Société Alzheimer de Québec.
Ships served in:
HMCS ATHABASKAN - Survived the sinking of Athabaskan. Rescued / captured by German forces. Became a POW for the remainder of the war.