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In Memoriam: Connie Beattie

Constance (Connie) Ann Beattie
May 20, 1960 – June 7, 2021

Constance (Connie) Ann Beattie passed away suddenly at age 61, in her home in Ottawa on 7 Jun 21. Connie was predeceased by her parents A. Jean Beattie (nee King) ‘89 and Alan Russell Beattie (’07), her Aunts Constance Marie Beattie (‘49), Lois Willis (‘06) (of Rochester) and Uncles Carl King (‘02) and Robert Willis (‘70). Connie is survived and dearly missed by her brother Charles (Chuck) Alan Beattie, (Alison Manning), nephew Ian Alexander Beattie of Perth Ontario. Cousins Debbie (Willis) Haar (Sandy) of New Jersey, Doug Willis (Colleen) and Donald Willis of Rochester, and respectively, Nona Kerr and Connie Henderson (nee Kerr) of Ingersoll Ontario, Susan Kerr of Winnipeg as well as numerous cousins in the Davis, King, Willis and Haar branches with whom Connie found endless joy in new family arrivals and visits over the years.

Connie grew up in Beaurepaire, Quebec and spent her summers at the family summer cottage near Rockport, visiting her Grandparents Charles Alexander Beattie (Fullerton’s Drug Store) and Mildred Beattie (nee Russell) of Westport and relatives in the Brockville area. She attended Christmas Park Elementary, Beaconsfield High School (BHS) and Bishop’s University where she obtained an Early Child-Care Certification. Connie worked for Stentor and Bell Canada, following her father into that company.

Connie was involved in many social groups from a young age, including Brownies and Girl Scouts in Beaurepaire, figure skating and later The CHEO Teddy Bear Picnic in Ottawa and many other charity events where she volunteered her time. More recently, she helped with BHS School Reunions, which she was especially fond of attending and seeing old friends. Connie was adventurous and tried everything from sky diving and geocaching to white-water rafting and SCUBA diving with her brother, who was an instructor. She was a world traveller, having visited Mexico, Cuba, most of Europe, Bermuda, China, and Hong Kong and took many cruise ships tours of the Caribbean with her best friend Helen Brownlee. Her lifelong friends Cindy Mackinnon, Susan Dewitt and Sue’s late sister Jane were always there as a sounding boards and big sisters. These are friendships that all should envy for their depth and strength.

Connie will always be remembered for her caring heart, compassion for others and infectious laugh. She will be sadly missed by many friends and family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Connie’s name to:

a. BHS School Convocation 2021 (web site), e-transfer to bhsawards@securenet.net mailto:bhsawards@securenet.net
b. The Ottawa Humane Society https://ottawahumane.ca/donate/ or
c. ’CHEO, childrens mental health https://cheofoundation.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.personalcampaignandparticipantid=26401.

Arrangements entrusted to the Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James St. E., Brockville. Please leave a condolence or make a donation online at www.irvinememorial.com

Updated: June 30, 2021 — 10:32 am

Annual General Meeting

Alumni Association of Beaconsfield High School

Annual General Meeting

The Alumni Association of Beaconsfield High School held its Annual General Meeting on SUNDAY, May 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (19h00) to review its Constitution, receive a financial report, elect its 2021-22 slate of Officers, and to formally comply with all necessary legal obligations for this committee of volunteers.

Because of restrictions in place governing in-person gatherings, this meeting was conducted entirely via the ZOOM online audio and web-conferencing platform.

The following is a list of members elected to the nine Executive Committee positions.

COMMITTEE POSITIONS                           NOMINEES

President:                                                     Wayne Clifford

Vice-President:                                             Henriette Geerlings

Secretary:                                                     Bill Stockwell

Treasurer:                                                     Don Macbeth

Activity Coordinator:                                     Mark Simpson

Publicity Coordinator & Newsletter Editor:   Diane Jesty

Reunion Coordinator:                                   Garett Lyon

Staff Coordinator:                                         Rod Heather

Membership Registrar:                                 Barbara Hermon

Other business conducted included: receipt of the Financial Statement 2020-21 and the Treasurer’s Report that contained a preliminary draft budget for 2021-22; receipt of the President’s Report as well as that of the Secretary; and the setting of an early June Executive Committee meeting to adopt the budget for the current year.

In order for AABHS members to receive copies of the draft minutes of the AGM, or any of the other documentation presented, email the Secretary at wstockwell@sympatico.ca with your grad-year or staff reference information. Requested details will then be scanned and sent.

NOTE: The Executive Committee shall consist of the following officers elected in years ending with an odd number: President, Treasurer, Membership Registrar, Activity Coordinator and Staff Coordinator; and of the following officers elected in years ending with an even number: Vice-President, Secretary, Publicity Coordinator & Newsletter Editor, and Reunion Coordinator. As well, Principal Rachel C, Wilson (or the Principal’s Representative) and the Past-President are part of the Executive Committee and have all rights, privileges and obligations of other members of the Executive Committee but hold no voting privileges at meetings of the Executive Committee.


ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF

BEACONSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

BY-LAWS

BY-LAW I – Annual General Meeting

  1. The Annual General Meeting of the Association shall be held on the date, at the place and at the hour determined by the Executive Committee each year, provided that the Annual General Meeting shall be held no later than thirty (30) days following the end of the fiscal year. At least ten (10) days notice of the meeting shall be given to all members. The quorum shall be fifty-one percent (51%) of the members of the Executive Committee.

In the event that a quorum is not attained, the meeting shall be rescheduled automatically and without further notification for the seventh day from the originally-scheduled date, and such meeting shall be considered legal even though the above-mentioned quorum is not attained.

  1. The order of business at the Annual General Meeting shall be as follows:

a) Call to order;

b) Adoption of Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting and subsequent General Meetings;

c) Business Arising out of the Minutes;

d) Receipt of written reports:

i President’s Report

ii Treasurer’s Report and Financial Statements

iii Report of the Auditor or Audit Committee

iv Membership Registrar’s Report

v Reports of other Executive Committee members

vi Reports from Standing and Special Committees;

e) Amendments to the Constitution, By-laws, Guidelines;

f) Election of Executive Committee members and members of the Standing Committees;

g) Budget for the Succeeding Year and New Business;

h) Questions from the Members;

i) Adjournment.

Updated: June 1, 2021 — 4:17 pm
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