Alumni Association of Beaconsfield High School
Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Alumni Association of Beaconsfield High School held its Annual General Meeting on THURSDAY May 25, 2019, at the School, to review its Constitution, receive a financial report, elect its Officers, and to formally comply with all necessary legal obligations for this committee of volunteers.
The following is a list of those elected to fill the nine Executive Committee voting positions.
- President, Wayne Clifford;
- Vice-President, Henriette Geerlings;
- Treasurer, Don MacBeth;
- Secretary, Bill Stockwell;
- Activity Coordinator, Mark Simpson;
- Publicity Coordinator, Diane Jesty;
- Reunion Coordinator, Jason Tedesco-Lemieux;
- Staff Coordinator, Rod Heather;
- Membership Registrar, Barbara Hermon.
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 Matt Canavan (or the Principal’s Representative) and Past-President Jeff Shoer 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.
The Association known as 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.
Sadly, our brother John has died at age 68. Son of George and Emma Flemming of Beaconsfield, now deceased. Brother of Peter Flemming (Norma) of Guelph and Penny Patten (Richard) of Ottawa. Uncle to Timothy and Chantelle. Many Mitton and Flemming cousins in New Brunswick, across Canada and U.S.
John excelled in school and sports. He played football (fullback and middle linebacker) and hockey with passion and enjoyed many friends while attending Beaconsfield High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at University of New Brunswick and graduated in 1972.
John had the support of wonderful caregivers from West Island Health and Social Services, as he suffered from mental illness. In the past two years he was in long term care at Centre Denis-Benjamin Viger. Thankyou to the staff on the 2nd floor who became John’s caring family.
John will be buried in June at the McLaren Cemetery in Wakefield, Quebec. Donations in John’s memory: Denis-Benjamin Viger FOUNDATION – specify the 2nd floor. 3292 Cherrier Blvd., L’Ile Bizard, PQ H9C 1E4.
“At the end of each fiscal year, the treasurer shall hand over to the auditor, or to a committee, appointed by the Executive Committee, but at arms-length to the committee, all the financial records of the Association for auditing.”
If among the BHS alumni, there is a qualified volunteer able to assist in this audit function, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
LYON, Judy Fraser 1946 – 2018 We are sad to announce the death of Judy Fraser Lyon on October 18, 2018 after a brief illness. Judy was born in Montreal and raised in Pointe-Claire. She leaves behind her loving husband Michael and much-loved daughter Anna, as well as her dear Aunt Jean and many Allo family members out west. Judy was a teacher at Beaconsfield High School for 30 years, an active paddler at the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club, and talented member of several art groups. An avid reader, she was also a book club member, with at least one book always “in progress” at home. The love of exploring the natural world she shared with Michael took them on many trips around Europe and North America. Judy’s positive nature, her quiet wit and readiness to help out gained the respect and fondness of both her science students and acquaintances from her diverse activities. In her personal and professional life, the friendships she made remained life-long. A memorial service for Judy will take place at Cedar Park United Church, 204 Lakeview Avenue in Pointe-Claire at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30. Thanks to the staff at the Royal Victoria Hospital and West Island Palliative Care Residence. Donations in her memory to the Cedars Cancer Centre of the MUHC would be appreciated.
RHODES, Paul William
1944 – 2017
Peacefully on Thursday, May 18, 2017, Paul passed away at the age of 73. Loving husband of Barbara, he leaves to mourn his children Adam (Isabelle), Simon (Tracy), Derek and eleven grandchildren.