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Joseph G. Gregory (1914-1985)

Joseph G. Gregory married in Liverpool and came to live in Montreal on St. Alexandre Street.  He was a summer resident of Beaconsfield during the 1930-1940s and then became permanent resident.  He worked as a lithographer and also as a Montreal City Mountain Policeman.

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Bert F. Henden arrived from England c1905. His father, John T. Henden (1894-1926), built a residence in 1925 and sadly passed away the following year. Bert was employee for CPR at Montreal Telegraph as a male stenographer. As First Warden he laid cornerstone of the new Christ Church (Anglican).

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Hugh Charles Hillrich (1889-1952)

Hugh Charles Hillrich had his summer resident built in 1923 at 10 Saint-Louis Avenue before moving in it on a permanent basis in 1925. A Charter member of the Beaconsfield Citizens’ Association, he has been president of the Quebec Drug Salesmen’s Association. He was elected Mayor of Beaconsfield from 1936 to 1940. During the Great Depression, he gave free medicine and cod liver oil to the needy families. He was active in the conversion of a residence into the Manresa Retreat House.

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Philip Kieran (    -1959)

Born in Dublin, Philip Kieran came to Canada in 1907. He was associated with his father in the Kieran Engraving Ltd. He became known locally and internationally for his paintings.

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Ernest G.L. King (1892 - 1974)

Born in England, Ernest G.L. King came to Beaurepaire in 1929. Married to Irene Ellen Mayo, he was an accountant for Canadian Steel Foundry. He organized the first troop of Boys Scout in 1933. He was an active member of the Beaurepaire United Church, for which he spent 35 years in unbroken service as Sunday School Superintendent. In 1967, he received Canada’s Centennial Medal for his outstanding service to the Community: he served on the Board of the International YMCA, he was active in the Red Cross, he was a member of the CGA and of the Businessmen’s Club.

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Richard (1897-1978) and Gertrud Huxsel McNamee

Richard McNamee and his wife Gertrud Huxsel McNamee moved to Beaconsfield around 1928.  Being a strong swimmer, Richard was honoured for rescuing Mr Rogan from drowning in May 1923. A boating enthusiast, he helped organized the early regattas and was very much involved in developing the many activities of the Kirkwood Avenue Association.

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A bookkeeper, he came as a summer resident c1923 and then became a permanent resident.  He was a member of the Beaurepaire United Church.

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Wesley Bond Munro (1911-    )

Bond Munro was the CPR Station Master at Beaconsfield for 22 years (1935-1957). He, his wife Alma Blanche and their 3 children lived in the home that was an integral part of the Beaconsfield train station building. On retirement, he and his wife moved to Kirkwood Avenue. That same year, his son Stuart and wife Audrey presented them with quadruplets, the first in Montreal! Bond Munro was president of the Kirkwood Avenue Association.

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Ernest Neale (1887-1949)

A cabinetmaker and a woodcarver, Ernest came to Canada in 1907.  Some of his carving work can be seen at the entrance to the Senate Chamber in the Parliament at Ottawa.  Attracted by the lake, he came to Beaconsfield in 1930 with his wife Mabel (1892-1982) and his family to live at 47 Beaconsfield Blvd. He was a soldier in WWI with the 42nd Battalion of the Royal Highlanders of Canada.

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Judge Lindsay Place (1911-1976)

Lindsay Place worked for Alcan Aluminum Ltd. He was a member of the Board of Protestant School Commissioners of Pointe Claire and Beaconsfield. In 1956, he was appointed Municipal Judge of Beaconsfield.

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