In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Dale Bairstow

Bairstow, Dale Owen.

Class of 1964

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Passed away at his home in Calgary Alberta on Oct 1/2020 at the age of 73.  He died of cardiac failure, and also struggled with Kidney Disease, multiple cancers, and chronic pneumonia in his recent medical history, in addition to early childhood polio in his first few years. He attended BHS from 1961-1964, then Lindsay Place High School for Grade 12 1964-65. His post-secondary education took him to St. Lawrence University in NY State, Sir George Williams (now Concordia), McGill University, then Rutgers in New Jersey. Dale was a nomad. He lived in various parts of Canada and the USA from 1965 till his passing on October 1 and had a long and varied working career as well. He is survived by his brother Tony Bairstow (BHS Class of 1974) and his 2 sons Nick Boldt and Robert Boldt. One of the pics attached to this commentary is his BHS Home Room Class 1963-64. He’s in the middle row, second from the right.

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In Memoriam: Inese Godiņš

Inese Godiņš

Former Guidance Counsellor

December 23, 1954 – July 7, 2020

inesgodinsIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Inese Godiņš on July 7. Inese died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed by her partner Lorraine Descôteaux (Karina, Kurt & Kahlo), her brother Peter (Victoria), her nephews Eric and Davis, her cousins Vita (John), Alda (Juris), Izolde (Janis) as well as family members and friends in Canada and Latvia.

Inese spent her career in guidance counseling at Beaconsfield, John Renee, and Lindsay Place High Schools where she helped guide many young people and was particularly passionate and proud of the Student Literacy Club and (GAB) Getting Along Better group. She also coached tennis and facilitated lacrosse.

Inese had a wonderfully competitive spirit and loved games and sports of all sorts. She won medals in singles and mixed doubles tennis and was a daunting pitcher during her softball career as well as a passionate golfer. Her happy place was the family cottage at Half Moon Lake.

Inese and Lorraine loved exploring the world together and went back to visit their roots in Latvia and Italy and enjoyed golfing in many exotic places. Inese is now on her final adventure and we thank her family and dear friends who have journeyed with her.

To make a contribution in her memory, please donate to the West Island Palliative Care Center, Latvian Camp Tervete, scholarship funds for Pearson Educational Foundation or Cancer Research.

Published on July 10, 2020, Montreal Gazette

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