Womanwho inspired golf tournament dies

Published on Thu, Nov 9, 2006
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Woman who inspired golf tournament dies

Faye Beaupre, the inspiration for a highly successful benefit golf tournament held at Semiahmoo for the past three years in support of research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), died last Thursday of the disease at the age of 69.

Born Patricia Faye Couillard in Fort McLeod, Alberta, in 1937, she was married for 49 years to her husband Bob, who survives her. She is also survived by five children, eight grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.
The annual golf tournament has raised several hundred thousand dollars for ALS research since being started just three years ago, and today provides about one third of the budget for the Kent, Washington-based Evergreen Chapter of the national ALS foundation. Beaupre contracted the illness, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, five years ago.