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The Weekly Star

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

August 25, 1911


Farewell, Dr. Pare - Longtime Resident Police Surgeon Quits Service

    Having taken retirement discharge from the service of the Royal N. W. M. P., Dr. L. A. Pare, after a residence of twelve years in the territory, all but one of which was spent in Whitehorse, left Wednesday morning for Fort McLeod, Alberta, where he will visit relatives for a few weeks, after which he will make an extended visit to Paris and other European points of interest.

    For a year after coming to Yukon in 1899 Dr. Pare was stationed at Tagish but when Whitehorse was founded in 1900 and the police post moved to this place, he came here and has since been stationed at this place, making him the pioneer police official in number of years and constant service in the Yukon.

    With that vim and vigor which would do credit to a man twenty years his junior, Dr. Pare has always been a leading figure in the social life of Whitehorse. As an entertainer he had no peer and few there are of the people he leaves behind who have not many times partaken of his hospitality and good cheer.

    Dr. Pare could boast of a wider acquaintance than any man in the territory and all who knew him were his friends and well-wishers. in Whitehorse he was a "cherished institution" and as such he will be missed while the position occupied by him in local circles will remain vacant.

    That success and happiness may attend him, no matter where his future lot may be cast, is the wish of the large circle of friends he leaves behind.

    Dr. Pare will spend a few days in Vancouver where he has property interests, before continuing eastward.


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