Armand Frappier: pioneer of preventive medicine

His death

Armand and ThérèseZoomZoom
© Armand-Frappier Museum
Dr. Armand FrappierZoomZoom
© MDEIE (Prix du Québec)

Dr. Frappier was a real family man, as intensely concerned with his marriage as he was with his children’s lives and those of his other family members and friends. After more than 60 years of marriage, Dr. and Mrs. Frappier were surrounded by their children and their spouses, their 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

At the end of his life, he dedicated himself to writing his autobiography, Un rêve, une lutte, from his office in the research institute which today bears his name. On the evening he finished writing, he visited each of his laboratories, to see the researchers, employees, and students. At that time he said: “For the first time in my life, I have no project on my desk.” He died the next day, December 18, 1991, at 87 years of age, in Montreal.

In his memory, the government of Quebec has given his name to one of its prestigious scientific awards, which is given on a yearly basis.