RIP: Dr. Donald Beauprie, 1930-2020

Last paddle on Cache Lake

At Ottawa on April 24th at the age of 90.

Donald Beauprie was born on February 16, 1930 in Montreal, to Lennox and Ruth (née Howell) Beauprie. A graduate of McGill University (Dentistry ’56) he practised preventative dentistry for thirty-nine years. Passionate about photography and the out of doors, endlessly curious about the world around him, he surprised us all by publishing “Destination Algonquin Park: Tracks to Cache Lake and the Highland Inn,” a book that distilled decades of research into the history of Algonquin Park.

Pre-deceased by his wife of fifty-six years, Jean (MacGregor) Beauprie, he is survived by his children Rod (Liz Stanich); Ian (Grainne Neilson) and Laura (Klaus Kollenberg). He will be missed by his grandchildren Alistair, Ross, Colin, Stefan and Anna.

Over the last two years, Dad received compassionate and knowledgeable care from Dr. McVey, Dr. Ong, Dr. Choan E, Dr. Saar, Dr. Naik and their teams. Special thanks to Claire Steer whose support allowed him to live in his own home until recently; and Ken and Millie Walters for companionship on many trips to Pembroke and Ottawa for medical appointments.

A service to celebrate a life well-lived will be conducted at the Deep River Community Church at a later date.

In memoriam donations to the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation or the Friends of Algonquin would be appreciated.