Notable and Notorious

We’re turning 100! This gives us the chance to recognize some of the extraordinary people who make up our city’s rich heritage and who’ve helped create our present.

Looking back on the past century of Beaconsfield’s history, we’re delighted to announce many of the exciting accomplishments of our residents past and present.

Aksich, Madeline-Ann

  • Founder and guiding force, International Children's Institute

  • Member, Order of Canada, 2002

Source: www.gg.ca Archives

Allan, Sir Hugh Montagu

  • Canadian banker, owner of Allan Steamship Lines

  • Donor, Allan Cup, symbolic of men's amature ice hockey supremacy in Canada

  • Bought Sir George Drummond model farm and renamed it Allancroft

  • Leader in the Charity Organization Society

  • Director, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Montagu_Allan; Gisèle Hall, e-mail 2010-02-19

Anakin, Doug

Source: http://www.chathamsportshalloffame.com/membership/bio/Doug%20Anakin.htm

Angell, John Milton

  • Town alderman, 1916 -1948

  • Grandson, William and Mary (Garbutt) Angell, the first English speaking family to establish roots in Beaurepaire

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Bakolias, Demetrios a.k.a. Jimmy James

  • Blues, jazz, rock guitarist — an icon of the blues scene in Quebec

  • Collaborated, wrote and performed with Nanette Workman, Michel Pagliaro and Karen Young

  • Renowned for the incredible speed and dexterity of his fingers

Source: www.jimmyjamesband.com

 

Beaton, Malcolm

  • Town constable,1910

  • Known as Mr. Beaconsfield

  • Notorious for successfully apprehending speeders equipped with only a badge and a stopwatch for 30 years

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Beaudet, Marguerite

  • Known as Mrs. Beaurepaire, a proud resident of Beaurepaire and its ancestry

  • Notorious for amassing 300 petition names pleading the name Beaurepaire be kept as postal destination,1957

  • Volunteer at the library for 32 years

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Bédard, Wanda

  • Founder and president, 60 Million Girls Foundation

  • Named Personality of the Week by La Presse and Radio-Canada for her commitment to supporting the most vulnerable girls and women of the world

Source: www.60millionsdefilles.org/english

Belcourt, Michael John

  • Member, Canadian Olympic Cycling Team, 1992

  • Competitor, Men's Individual Pursuit 4000, Barcelona, 1992

Source: www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/be/michael-belcourt-1.html

Belliveau, Doctor Normand J.

  • Past president, Canadian Medical Association

  • Recipient, Centennial Medal 1967

  • Recipient, Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee,1977, and Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002

  • Recipient, CMA Medal of Service, 2004

Source: www.cma.ca/index.cfm/ci_id/40762/la_id/1.htm

Benedetti, (Bob) Roberto

  • Mayor, 2006-2009

  • Former fighter pilot, TV journalist, executive producer

  • First mayor of reconstituted city

  • Instrumental in bringing Olympic Torch to Beaconsfield, 2009

Source: City of Beaconsfield Archives

Berezowski, Stanley

  • Volunteer, Ste. Anne's Veterans Hospital, since his retirement

  • Recipient, Governor General's Caring Canadian Award, 2000

Source: www.gg.ca Archives

Betts, Kay

  • Leader, “Group of Seven” women: Emily Greig, Evelyn Light, Muriel Leslie, C.T. Morgan, Joan Rodriguez and Edna Whittall

  • Raised funds in 1950 to open Beaconsfield's first public Library — a broom closet in Beaurepaire Protestant School

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Bird, Ted

  • Montreal radio broadcaster for over 25 years

  • Notorious for falling on own sword over principle, much to his wife's chagrin

Source: Huntley Addie: "It just won't be the same without Ted Bird" www.westislandgazette.com/community/12317

Bone, Oliver

  • Member, Canadian Olympic Sailing Team, Beijing Olympics, 2008

  • Coaches Canada’s up and coming Olympic hopefuls

Sources: www.rnsys.com/content/oliver_bone; www.gtaathletes.com/2008/athletes/103210

Bowness, Camille

  • Member, Canadian Synchro Team, 2005 - present

  • Known as the Queen of the Pool at Canada's 2007 Winter Games, winning 3 gold medals

Sources: www.synchro.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=61&Itemid=33www.rds.ca/divers/chroniques/224515.html

Boxell, Bill

  • Original co-owner, Hub Hardware

  • Led, with Mel Carter, the Postwar development of Beaurepaire Village

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Boyd, Justin

  • Member, Canadian Olympic Water Polo Team, Beijing Olympics, 2008

  • Recipient, Bronze medal, Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, 2007

Source: http://www.canadianathletesnow.ca/athletes-in-the-news/meet-the-2008-canadian-olym http://www.canada.com/topics/sports/beijing2008/story.html?id=6074e6d3-76db-4ba7-915e-2fc9eef26c06 pic-team.html

Bremner, Douglas

  • Humanitarian, dedicated to the education and treatment of handicapped children

  • Member, Order of Canada, 1972

Source: www.gg.ca Archives

Brierley, James S.

  • Mayor, 1918-1928

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Briggs, Edwin M.

  • Mayor, 1960-1982

  • Known for his inspired and dedicated leadership that helped build and enhance the quality of the community

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Cahoon, Ben

  • Football player, Montreal Alouettes, 1998-

  • Recipient, CFL Most Outstanding Canadian, 2002, 2003

  • Grey Cup champion, 2002, 2009

Sources: http://ruefrontenac.com/sports/alouettes/12673-alouettes-cahoon?format=pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Cahoon

Carrière, Alice

  • Post-mistress, out of her home, 1916-1946

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Carter, Mel

  • Original co-owner Hub Hardware

  • First entrepreneur, Beaurepaire Village

  • Led, with Bill Boxell, the Postwar development of Beaurepaire Village

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Carter, Wilma "Billie"

  • Described as a pillar of the community

  • Cofounder with husband Mel, East Gables Court Club

  • Notorious for being ahead of her time — discouraging the use pesticides and soaps

Source: www.myvirtualpaper.com/doc/The-Suburban/TheSuburbanFebruary11_2009/2009021101/60.html

Christmas, Alex Edwin

  • Donated land for recreational purposes, 1937

  • Christmas Park was first named Parc Souvenir Christmas

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Chung, Young Sup

  • Scholar, educator and volunteer, known internationally in the field of microbial genetics

  • Member, Order of Canada, 2001

  • Member, Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec, 1993

Source: www.gg.ca Archives; www.ordre-national.gouv.qc.ca

Ciaccia, John

  • Former minister, Bourassa government

  • Best known as a key player and negotiator in the 1990 OKA Crisis

Source: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ciaccia

Coré, Mélissa

  • Will represent Canada in June 2010 at the World University Golf Championships

  • Ladies Club champion,  Beaconsfield Golf Club,  2004, 2006

 Sources: www.mcgill.ca/channels/spotlight/item/?item_id=106757;
Gisèle Hall, e-mail 2010-02-19

Corsiglia, Robin

  • Former Olympic swimmer
  • Recipient, Bronze medal, 4 X 100 medley relay, Montreal Olympics, 1976

  • At age 13, she was, and still is the youngest person ever to win a medal in Olympic swimming 

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Corsiglia

Coté, James Émile

  • Mayor, 1942-1947

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Crowdy, George V.

  • Accountant

  • Mayor, 1916-1918

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Cunnignham, Sidney

  • Initiated the commercial development of Beaurepaire Village, 1929

  • Owner, general store

  • First president, Beaconsfield Citizen's Association

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Dalla Riva, Peter

  • Football player, Montreal Alouettes, 1968-1981

  • Member, Canadian Football Hall of Fame

  • Grey Cup champion, 1970,1974, 1977

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Dalla_Riva

Damphousse, Vincent Francois

  • Hockey player, NHL, 1986-2004 with: Toronto, Edmonton, Montreal and San Jose

  • Stanley Cup champion, 1993

  • Spokesperson, L'Avenue hébergement communautaire, 2010

Sources: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Damphoussewww.nouvelleshochelagamaisonneuve.com/article-410040-Vincent-Damphousse-appuie-les-jeunes-adultes-en-difficulte.html

Dandurand, Joseph Viateur Léo

  • Owner and coach, Montreal Canadiens Hockey Team

  • Member, Hockey Hall of Fame, 1963

  • Stanley Cup champion, 1921,1930, 1931

  • Founder, Montreal Alouettes Football Team, 1946

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A9o_Dandurand

Delorme, Jean-Claude

  • Secretary, 1967 World Exhibition, Expo67

  • Former president, Grands Ballets de Montréal, Place des Arts and Opéra de Montréal

  • Officer, Order of Canada,1968 and Ordre national du Québec, 1987

Source: www.gg.ca Archives; www.ordre-national.gouv.qc.ca

Drummond, Huntley Redpath

  • President, Canada Sugar Refinery Co. Ltd.

  • Son of Sir George and Helen (Redpath) Drummond

  • Member, Montreal Football Team, Canadian Championship winner,1884

  • Canadian champion ski jumper

Sources: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998 http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/QuebecHistory/encyclopedia/HuntleyRedpathDrummond-QuebecHistory.htm

Drummond, Sir George Alexander

  • President, Bank of Montreal,1905

  • Founder, Canada Sugar Refining Plant

  • Helped found the St. Margaret's Home for Incurables,1894

  • President, Royal Edward Institute and Art Association of Montreal

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Alexander_Drummond

Elger, Rick

  • Humorist, singer, writer

  • Famous for Bowser and Blue comedy act with partner George Bowser

  • Notorious for his political satire and once appearing on TV naked

Source: http://www.bowserandblue.com

Gandey, Bob

  • Banker

  • Cofounder, Beaconsfield Lawn Bowling Club

  • Notorious as an inveterate leader of public projects

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Gauvin, William Henry

  • Dedicated educator, world-renowned chemical engineer and researcher

  • Companion, Order of Canada,1975

  • Recipient, Government of Quebec Marie-Victorin Award, 1984

Sources: www.gg.ca Archives; www.ordre-national.gouv.qc.ca

Gibb, Robertson M

  • Mayor, 1959-1960

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Gossage, Bill

  • First call bass player, Montreal's folk/roots/traditional music scene

  • Notorious for starting his musical career in his grandmother's kitchen as he accompanied her fiddle playing on his guitar

Source: http://www.orealis.ca/biography/bill.php

Gossage, Dave

  • Multi-talented musician, composer, arranger, producer

  • Juno Award nominee, 2009 (small letter for nominee on June Award site)

  • Notorious as one of Montreal's best flutists

Source: http://davegossage.com

Gossage, Thom

  • Drummer, percussionist, composer

  • Received the prestigious Opus Award for Jazz Concert of the Year, 2002

Source: http://www.thomgossage.com/

Gosselin, Juliette

  • Born and still living in Beaconsfield, she has quickly established herself as one of Quebec's young up-and-coming actresses.

  • Filmography :Battle of the Brave (2004); Familia (2005), Histoire de famille (2006), Délivrez-moi (2006); Martyrs (2008)

  • Ludography : Video game : Myst IV: Revelation (2004)

  • Genie Award 2005 for best performance by an actress in a supporting role; Best Actress prize 26th Atlantic Film Festival

Griffin, John

  • Alpine skier

  • Participant, men's downhill, slalom and giant slalom races, Olympics, 1952

Sources: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998 http://www.cyberpresse.ca/biographie/jo-hiver/06-89-john-griffin.php

Hainault, Robert J.

  • A Dieppe prisoner who worked for many charitable organizations, including the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires and Centre François Michel

  • Member, Order of Canada, 1985

Source: www.gg.ca Archives

Halliwell, Wayne

  • PhD in Sports psychology and professor at l’Université de Montréal

  • Consultant with various hockey programs, including Canada's National Junior Teams.

  • Consultant with elite athletes, including the 2010 winter Olympic medalists Jennifer Heil, Alexandre Bilodeau and Joanie Rochette.

Source: http://www.kinesio.umontreal.ca/departement_bref/Pages_Professeur/halliwell_wayne.htm

Hasegawa, James Shiro

  • Retired dentist, served as city councillor for 20 years

  • Active community volunteer for over 40 years

  • Notorious for his colorful remarks/digs that saw him kicked out of 2 council meetings by former Mayor Kemp

Source: http://www.westislandchronicle.com/article-358558-Veteran-councillor-calls-it-a-day.html

Heidersdorf, Ernst

  • One of Canada's foremost painters of flowers

  • Commissioned to paint the "Centennial Rose" for the Queen, 1966

Source: http://www.heidersdorf.com/ernest/ernest_eng/biography2.htm

Heidersdorf, Renate

  • Among the first women granted membership in the Canadian Society of Watercolour

  • Since 1967, has operated one of Canada's most successful private art schools

Source: http://www.heidersdorf.com/renate/start-eng.htm

Hillrich, Hugh Charles

  • Mayor, 1936-1940

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Horner, Stephanie

  • Butterfly and freestyle specialist, Canadian Olympic Swim Team, 2008

  • Recipient, 4 medals, Pan American Games, 2007

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2008/06/25/f-olympics-bios-swimming-horner.html

Hoskin, Claude "Claudrey"

  • Owner, Grove Hotel,1939-1966

  • Founder and Honorary Life Commodore, Beaconsfield Yacht Club

  • Donor, Beaconsfield's Achievement of Arms, Chain of Office and scroll

Sources: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998 http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1946&dat=19820623&id=BwwiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DKUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1286,1162213

Hugessen, Andrew K

  • Member, Canadian Olympic Yachting Team, Helsinki Olympics,1952

Source: http://www.les-sports.info/sports-nautiques-hugessen-andrew-resultats-identite-s20-c2-b4-o19-w70419.html

Jani, Louis

  • Member, Canadian Olympic Judo Team, 1980,1984,1988

  • Gold medalist, Judo Pan American Games, 1979,1983

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Jani

Jelinek, (Harrington) Maria

  • Pairs skater with brother Otto Jelinek, competitors in Winter Olympics, 1960

  • Recipient, World Champion, 1962

  • Member, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame,1962 and Skate Canada Hall of Fame, 1994

Sources: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Jelinek

Kelley, Geoffrey

  • MNA, Jacques Cartier riding, 1994 - present

  • Member, board of directors, The West Island Palliative Care Residence Foundation

Source: http://www.assnat.qc.ca/eng/membres/notices/j-l/kelg1.shtml

Kelley, Mark

  • The host of Connect with Mark Kelley on CBC News Network.

  • Formerly a correspondent and substitute anchor for The National and a host of CBC News: Morning.

  • Three time Gemini award winner for his live coverage and documentary work for CBC

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/personality/mark_kelley

Kemp, Roy

  • Mayor, 1990-2003

  • Known as the “People's Mayor”

  • Kemp was notorious for his one liners such as: "If I felt any better it would be illegal!"

Source: City of Beaconsfield archives

King, Ernest G.L.

  • Organized first troop of Boy Scouts, c 1933

  • Recipient, Canada’s Centennial Medal for service to the community, 1966

Source: G. Hall, e-mail 2010-02-19

Kirby, Peter

  • Gold medalist, Bobsled 4 man Team — notoriously misnamed as the Playboy Bobsleigh Team, Innsbruck Olympics,1964

  • Participant, World Alpine Ski Championships

Sources: http://www.cyberpresse.ca/biographie/jo-hiver/06-100-peter-kirby.phphttp://www.rds.ca/pantheon/chroniques/204883.html

Lamoureux, Edouard

  • Worked for the City for 26 years, first city general manager

  • Opened first gas station,1928

Source: G. Hall, courriel 2010-02-19

Lang, Charles Benjamin

  • Executive, Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation (DOSCO) for 44 years

  • Donated material to build baseball backstop at Christmas Park

Sources: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0004511

L'Anglais, Paul

  • Lawyer, movie and television producer, "Un homme et son péché, Séraphin"

  • Officer, Order of Canada, 1972

Sources: www.gg.ca Archives ; http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_L'Anglais

Lawless, Ronald Edward

  • Past-president, VIA Rail Canada; former President and CEO of CNR

  • Served in RCAF 1943-1946

  • President and chairman, board of the Old Brewery Mission

  • Member, Order of Canada, 2008

  • Inductee, Canadian Railway Hall of Fame, 2004

Sources: www.gg.ca Archives; http://www.railcan.ca/sec_new/en_new_archive.asp?yr=2004

Legault, Camille

  • Purchased for $500 the land to build Hotel Reliance, handsome two-storey wooden structure with 15 guest rooms and a reception hall, 1905

  • Operator, Beaconsfield Post Office, 1911-1921

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Legault, Joseph Rémi

  • Town alderman and president, Beaconsfield Catholic School Commission, 1913-1953

  • Requested territory comprising the Town of Beaconsfield to be detached from the Parish of Pointe-Claire, 1913

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Legault, Léon

  • Postman, Beaurepaire, 1895-1902 and Postmaster, Beaconsfield, 1904-1905

  • Agent for CPR Station

Source: G. Hall, courriel 2010-02-19

Letendre, J.B.

  • Summer resident

  • Owner of dry good store in Montreal

Source: G. Hall, courriel 2010-02-19

Lincoln, Clifford

  • Politician and respected Quebec statesman

  • Quebec Minister of the Environment, 1985-1988

  • MP, Canadian House of Commons,1993 – 2004

  • Past president, WIAIH

  • Notorious for resigning his seat as cabinet minister in Protest of Bill 178

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_Lincoln

Linder, Herb

  • First director, Beaconsfield Recreation and Parks, 1969-1978

  • Cofounder, Beaconsfield Lawn Bowling Club

  • Most of the parks, fields and facilities were built in the 1970's under his guidance, including Recreation Centre in 1975

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Lukanovich, Louis "Lou"

  • Member, Canadian Canoe/Kayak Team, Rome Olympics,1960

  • Participant, Men's Kayak Doubles,1,000 meters

Sources: http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/lu/lou-lukanovich-1.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Lukanovich

Lust, Peter

  • Spacecraft Consultant by day, California band, Feisty Piranhas, drummer by night

  • Notorious for playing his drums in the dungeon at 13 Thompson Point

  • Band made music connections list of Top 100 unsigned bands, 2008, 2009

Source: http://www.thefeistypiranhas.com/

Lust, Peter Klaus

  • Author, The Last Seal Pup, Quebec Literary Prize

  • Writer, journalist, humanitarian

Source : http://www.cornwallsvoiceforanimals.org/ThePeterLustMemorial.html

Mackasey, Blair David

  • Director, professional scouting for Minnesota Wild Hockey Team

  • Member of the Phoenix Coyotes' scouting staff for six seasons, 1996-2002

  • Head scout and director of Player Personnel, Hockey Canada, 2002-2006

  • Recipient, Golden Jubilee Medal

Sources: http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/18493/la_id/2.htmhttp://wild.nhl.com/club/page.htm?bcid=tea_BlairMackasey

Mahovlich, Francis William "Frank"

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Mahovlich

Mahovlich, Peter Joseph

Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Mahovlich ; http://www.insidehockey.com/columns/559

Masson, Janet Catherine

  • Tireless volunteer, NOVA

  • Recipient, Governor General's Caring Canadian Award, 2003

Source: www.gg.ca Archives

McAusland, David

  • Director, Quebecor World Inc.

  • Chairman, National Circus School Foundation

  • Director, Pointe-à-Callière Museum

  • Recipient, Golden Jubilee Medal

Sources: www.gg.ca Archives; http://www.mccarthy.ca/fr/lawyer_detail.aspx?id=7333

 

McNamee, Mabel (Neale)

  • 2nd woman in Canada to earn the highest award given to a swimmer by Royal Canadian Life Saving Society, 1914

Source: G. Hall, courriel 2010-02-19

McOuat, Evelyn

  • Volunteer, West Island, for 65 years

  • President, Beaconsfield-Beaurepaire Senior Citizens Association

  • Notorious for her no nonsense approach

  • Notable for mobilizing seniors and championing their issues

Source: http://www.westislandchronicle.com/article-372981-Volunteering-a-way-to-stay-involved-and-active.html

Menzies, John Henry

  • Montreal merchant, purchased the Grove in 1874

  • Notorious for naming the Grove vineyard Beaconsfield in honor of his friend Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Molson, Dingham

  • Member, Molson Brewery family.

  • Banker and assessor, Town of Beaconsfield, 1910 - circa 1937

Source: G. Hall, courriel 2010-02-19

Mulcair, Thomas

  • Deputy leader, NDP

  • Member of Parliament, Outremont

Source: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Mulcair


Muller, Kirk Christopher

Source: http://canadiens.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=52830

Murphy, Lizanne

  • Member, Canadian Olympic Basketball Team

  • Successfully balances basketball, school and countless other selfless endeavors

Sources: http://www.basketball.ca/en/hm/inside.php?sid=172&id=1589 ; http://www.cstv.com/sports/w-baskbl/stories/122806aaf.html

Murray, Glen

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Murray_(politician)

Myles, Anne

  • Mayor, Beaconsfield Baie-d’Urfé Borough, 2003-2005

Source: Archives, Ville de Beaconsfield

Noall, Patricia

  • Bronze medalist, 4 X 100 medley relay, Seoul Olympics, 1988

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Noall

Obst, Herbert

  • Member, Canadian Olympic Fencing Team, 1972

  • National Fencing Champion, 1966,1968,1974

Source: http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ob/herbert-obst-1.html

Paquin, Stanislaus L.

  • Mayor, 1940-1942

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Parent, Anne-Marie

  • Acting Mayor, 2003 and councillor, 1994 - 2005

  • Member, Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement, 2008

Sources: Archives Ville de Beaconsfield; http://www.premier.gouv.qc.ca/salle-de-presse/communiques/2009/nominations/2009-02-11/parent_anne_marie.shtml

Parry, Llewellyn

  • Mayor, 1950-1952

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Payne, Trevor W.

  • Founder and director, Juno Award Winning Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir

  • Member, Order of Canada,1996

  • Recipient, Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002

Sources: www.gg.ca Archives ; http://jubilationchoir.com/

Peck, John Warren

  • Founder of J.W. Peck clothing manufacturer

Source: G. Hall, courriel 2010-02-19

Pelletier, Roy

  • Owner and operator, Roy's Rexall Drugs,1953-1983

  • Contributed to development of Beaurepaire Village

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Perreault, Françoise

  • Community activist known as the “Voice for Youth” on the West Island

  • Recipient, Hommage-bénévolat Québec Award, 2004

Source : http://www.benevolat.gouv.qc.ca/prix_qc/prix_hbq/2004/fiche.asp?id=7&annee=2004&nbre=20&idprix=ba

Perron, J. Léonide

  • First Mayor of Beaconsfield, 1910 - 1916

  • Responsible for the construction of Beaconsfield Blvd.

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Petrula, Frank

  • Suspected member, Sicilian faction of Montreal crime family and right hand man to Luigi Greco,1950s

  • Notorious underworld character, specialized in car thefts, bank robberies and drug trafficking

Sources: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998; http://realdealmafia.com/montreal4.html

Phillips, David

  • Co-winner, Canadian National Squash Championships, 2008

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaconsfield,_Quebec

Plunkett, T.J. (Tom)

  • Beaconsfield town manager, 1955-1960

  • Instrumental in establishing Beaconsfield' first Town Planning Commission and installation of sewage treatment plant

  • Recipient, Vanier Gold Medal, 1983

Sources: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998 ; The Canadian who's who, Elizabeth Lumley ED.2002

Pollock, David

  • Mayor, 2009 to present and Councillor, 2005-2009

  • Former executive member of Association for the Protection of Angell Woods

Sources: Archives, Ville de Beaconsfield ;http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/elections-municipales/fiches-electorales/06-526-david-pollock.php

Quilico, Gino

  • Internationally acclaimed baritone, French and Italian operas

  • Officer, Order of Canada,1993

  • Canadian Music Council Artist of the Year, 1988

Sources: www.gg.ca Archives; http://www.ginoquilico.com

Reford, Elsie Meighen

  • Created Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens, an inspired example of the English garden

  • Garden renowned for its imagination, unique botanical collection and naturalistic setting, designated as a National historic site

Source: http://www.refordgardens.com/english/gardens/history-elsie-reford.php

Redfern, John D.

  • Former chairman and CEO, Lafarge

  • Combined corporate leadership with an abiding social commitment

  • Member, Order of Canada, 2006

Sources: www.gg.ca Archives ; http://www.cleanwaterresources.com/pdfs/John%20Redfern.pdf

 

Rustad, Patricia

  • Mayor, 1982- 1990

  • One of two Mayors on West Island who used public transport to get to work

Sources: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998; The Montreal Gazette, May 8 1986

Shaw, James W.

  • Mayor, 1928-1936

  • Founder and president, Shaw Piano and Music House

  • Founder, Beaurepaire Golf Club

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Short, George

  • Member, Canadian Olympic Track and Field Team, Rome, 1960

  • Competitor, Men's 100 M sprint and Men's 4X100 M relay

Sources: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998; http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/countries/CAN/summer/1960/

Silkauskas, Joseph

  • Volunteer, Shriners Hospital in Montreal, providing service directly to children

  • Recipient, Governor General's Caring Canadian Award, 1999

Source: www.gg.ca Archives

Soles, Michael

  • Grey Cup Champion with Edmonton Eskimos, 1993

  • Recipient, Lew Hayman Trophy, 1996

  • Three-time Canadian Football League all-star

  • Recipient, Peter Gorman Trophy for Rookie of the Year, McGill, 1986

Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gorman_Trophy; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:81st_Grey_Cuphttp://www.mcgill.ca/news/2005/spring/sports

Stethem, John E.H.

  • Mayor, 1947-1950, 1952-1956

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Thorpe, Albert

  • Founder, Bearcats Hockey Team

  • Dedicated to the community

Source: G. Hall, courriel 2010-02-19

Tison, Caroline

  • Executive Director, West Island Community Shares

  • Recognized for her community spirit and involvement

Source: http://www.partage-share.com/english/about%20wics/bios/caroline%20tison/default.asp?s=1

Tomiuk, Rosanna

  • Member, Canadian Women's National Water Polo Team

  • Silver medal recipient, Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2007

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosanna_Tomiuk

Tooke, Benjamin

  • Shirt manufacturer, Tooke Brothers

  • Founder and first President, Beaconsfield Golf Club

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Tourangeau, Huguette

  • Extremely talented mezzo-soprano, performed many great roles

  • Member, Order of Canada, 1997

Sources: www.gg.ca Archives; http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huguette_Tourangeau

Trottier, Lorne

  • Engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist

  • Poured his passion for science into research, technological development and education in Quebec

  • Member, Order of Canada, 2007

Sources: www.gg.ca Archives

Turnham, Ronald S.

  • Mayor,1956-1959

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Upton, Frank

  • Well-to-do Montreal restaurateur and liquor vendor

  • Purchased The Grove, 1891, and converted it into an exclusive club: The Grove Point Inn

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Vachon, Louis

  • President and CEO, National Bank

  • Chairman, Conseil des Gouverneurs associés, Université de Montréal

  • Chairman, fundraising campaign of the Fondation de l’Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine

Source : http://www.bnc.ca/bnc/cda/newsdetail/0,2714,articleCode-14025_divId-2_langId-2_navCode-6100_viewFilter-2006,00.html

Vallée, Dominique

  • Member, Canadian Olympic Snowboard Team

  • Competitor, women's half pipe and women's border cross, Turin Olympics, 2006

Source: http://www.olympic.ca/en/athletes/dominique-vallee

Vilagos, Vicky

  • Member, Canadian Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team

  • Silver medalist recipient, for duet with her sister Penny, Barcelona Olympics, 1992

  • Member, Canada Sports Hall of Fame, 2002, and Quebec Sports Hall of Fame, 2004

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicky_Vilagos

Vilagos, Penny

  • Member, Canadian Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team

  • Silver medalist recipient, for duet with her sister Vicky, Barcelona Olympics, 1992

  • Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, 2002, and Quebec Sports Hall of Fame, 2004

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Vilagos

Vlasic, Marc-Édouard

  • Defenceman, San José Sharks NHL Team

  • Notorious for the nicknames "Pickles" and "Stork" in reference to Vlasic Pickles

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc-%C3%89douard_Vlasic

Waldo-Baltzer, Carolyn Jane

  • First Canadian female to win two gold medals at one Olympic games, Seoul, 1988

  • Member, Order of Canada, 1989

  • Member, Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame,1991

Sources: www.gg.ca Archives; http://www.memoireduquebec.com/wiki/index.php?title=Waldo_Baltzer_(Carolyn_Jane)

Walsh, George R.

  • Starting in 1951, he served as Police and Fire Chief for over 25 years

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Walter, Ryan

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Walter

Ward, Karen

  • Competitor, 800 M freestyle swimming, Los Angeles Olympics, 1984

Sources: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998 ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_at_the_1984_Summer_Olympics

Weir, Wally

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Weir

Williams, Dafydd (Dave)

  • Astronaut and director, McMaster Centre for Medical Robotics

  • Member, NASA, 1995-2008

  • Recipient, Commonwealth Certificate of Thanks, 1973 and Commonwealth Recognition Award, 1975

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dafydd_Williams

Wilson, P. Roy

  • Architect, accomplished artist

  • Illustrated remarkable homes across Quebec in his book "The Beautiful Old Houses of Quebec"

  • Drew plans for Christ Church Beaurepaire

Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R.L. Baird and G. Hall, 1998

Wisenthal, Hyman

  • Founder, Lord Reading Yacht Club, with group of Jewish Montrealers at a time when Jews were not welcome in boating clubs, 1945

Source: http://www.cjccc.ca/national_archives/archives/arcguideL.htm; Montreal Gazette May10, 1984

List researched and compiled by M. Janis with input from A. Bouthillier, B. Barclay, P. Boileau, M. Dooling, G. Hall, O. Kona, M. Purvis, G. Perron, D. Serhan.
Copyedited by and written introduction by O. Kona

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Beaconsfield's new radar machine L. to R.: Police Chief George Walsh, Ed Briggs, Judge Lindsay H. Place, Sergeant W. Byrd, 1975
Source: Beaconsfield and Beaurepaire, R. Baird and G. Hall



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