Welcome to the Alumni Association of Beaconsfield High School

The Alumni Association of Beaconsfield High School / l’Association des anciens et anciennes de l’École secondaire Beaconsfield is a not-for-profit legal person (personne morale) formed under Part III of the Companies Act (RSQ ch. C-38, section 218) holding letters patent under the registry/matricule # 1161465431.

Association membership is open to all former students and staff of Beaconsfield High School, 250 Beaurepaire Drive (formerly 84 Beaconsfield Court), Beaconsfield, Québec, CANADA.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To promote, administer and develop the interests of the alumni through a variety of charitable and social activities.
  • To pass on the values of the school community with emphasis on the enhancement of education, good character and citizenship.
  • To provide entertainment and fun for all members.
  • To provide an opportunity for all former students and staff to regularly reunite and socialize, regardless of their level of study, giving due consideration to their individual interests and abilities.


This website is the official home of the Alumni Association of Beaconsfield High School (Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada).

Membership in the Alumni Association is FREE for all former BHS students and Staff.

The website will be the central place to get Alumni information about Reunions, news and other events.

Joining is as simple as joining our mailing list by clicking on the Join the Alumni Association link here or in the menu above. If you have already signed up – you are already a member!

We look forward to keeping everyone in touch with each other and informed about upcoming events. We will also assist you if you want to organize a local grad year mini-reunion or event.

If you are a recent graduate of BHS – be sure to sign up here and help to make your Alumni Association successful!

Be sure and check back as we will be adding a list of Grad Reps soon.

In Memoriam: Sylvie Menard

MENARD, Sylvie

On August 30, 2022, Sylvie Menard passed away with medical assistance. She died the way she lived: with great care and respect for others, surrounded by her adoring family and, most of all, her way.

Sylvie was smart, kind, thoughtful and caring, with a zest for life that was exhilarating and infectious.

A long-time West Islander, Sylvie’s presence and work touched the lives of so many. After graduating from Beaconsfield High School, in 1971, she started a family with her first husband, the late Grant Thomas and became a world-class mom to her two kids, Sarah and Trevor. While both were still young, she went back to school, and took night classes to complete her Bachelor of Education at Concordia University. She brought unmatched passion and imagination to her teaching career, at Christmas Park, Edgewater and Dorset Elementary schools, where she was adored by her students and the communities.

In 2002, she met the love of her life, Ted, and together they began a new life, travelled the world and started a business – Coyaba. Their little store took them all over the Caribbean, where they discovered their happy place: Eleuthera, in the Bahamas. Together, they made a second home there, but rather than simply rest and relax, Sylvie found her way into the local community where she worked with Haitian refugees, helped locals develop skills and designed and managed several properties.

Sylvie loved fiercely and was fiercely loved by so many. But none more so than her family. Her husband, Ted Pope, her daughter, Sarah Thomas, her son, Trevor Thomas, and daughter-in-law, Caroline DaBreo, her grandsons, James Lowden and Mason Thomas, her sister and brother-in-law, Adele and Don Brooks and her niece and nephews, Karen Clement, Christopher Brooks and David Brooks.

The world was made greater by your presence. We will hold you in our hearts forever.

Thank you to Doctor Selbie, Doctor Weisse at the Kingston General Hospital, Nurse Anthony of St. Elisabeth and all Sylvie’s supportive friends over the years.Online condolences at www.directcremationservices.ca

Published on September 1, 2022, Montreal Gazette

In Memoriam: John Albert Whitman


April 5, 1939 – May 27, 2022

Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear,
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.”
Julius Caesar, Act II, Sc. Ii

John Albert Whitman lived his life to the fullest. A creative, curious and complicated man, he adored art, theatre and books and loved living in Paris and traveling with his wonderful wife of 33 years, Roselyne.

A deep thinker, vibrant conversationalist and talented teacher, John was well known for directing and producing extraordinary theatrical productions with students from Beaconsfield High School in Montreal, including Shakespeare’s Othello, Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet as well as Karel Capek’s Insect Comedy. He will always be lovingly remembered by his students, his friends and his family.

Published in the Montreal Gazette on July 17, 2022

John will be buried at the Montmartre Cemetery in Paris, France.

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