Émile Beaudoin

Émile Beaudoin

1919 – 2012

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
Informations : 418 688-2411
To send a sympathy message
Fax: 418 688-2414

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, phone number: 418 527-4294,  Website: www.societealzheimerdequebec.com or to la Fondation du CHUQ (Maison Paul-Triquet), phone number: 418 525-4385, Website: www.fondationduchuq.org.  Forms will be available in the funeral home.

Émile Beaudoin 1919-2012

Émile Beaudoin has rejoined his comrades in arms last Sunday.

Émile Beaudoin’s grandnephew sent me a message…

His granduncle died last Sunday at the age of 92.

Émile Beaudoin co-authored with Len Burrow the book Unlucky Lady. 

We owe him so much for keeping alive the memories of the fallen.

Cessna No. 7862

How to put a smile on someone’s face?

Hi there,

Those are some great photos you took! This place had to be my favorite to go to on field trips as a kid. It’s really a shame I haven’t been in so long. But I do have a trip planned in. The very near future.
That Cessna, number 7862, was flown by my great-grandfather, Kenneth Knight, to train pilots during WWII.
Thank you so much for the pictures. Totally put a smile back on my face.



This reader who wrote this comment seemed to have enjoy her virtual visit to CWHM.

I never thought I would bring back good old memories of Cessna No. 7862. 

Enjoy these…, but make a plan to visit the museum sometimes.

Now if Kate wants to put a smile on my face, I would really enjoy some her great-grandfather’s pictures back in those times.