By Gordon Lambie
The Lennoxville community is in mourning following the death of George Beaulieu last Thursday. The 80-year-old former fire chief and dedicated volunteer is being remembered by those who knew him as a kind and caring soul who made a significant impact on the community in which he lived.
Peter Goodin, President of the Army Navy Airforce Veterans in Canada Unit 318 (the Hut) in Lennoxville speculated that Beaulieu might have filled every role the local unit had to offer over his many years of service.
“He gave his all for the hut,” the president said, sharing that the man had an encyclopedic knowledge of how every part of the unit worked and sat on pretty much every committee at one point or another.
Beaulieu also notably rose through the ranks to become president of the ANAVETs Dominion Command, meaning that he interacted with other units all across the country.
“I’ve been to conventions with George, and people come up to him from all over to say hi,” Goodin said.
The current president said that no matter what Beaulieu got involved with, he dedicated time and effort to making sure things went smoothly.
“He did just about everything, and did it very well” Goodin reflected. “Any time I had questions, the only person to ask was George.”
“We’re going to miss him that’s for sure,” said George Martel, who remembered preparing mechoui meals at the Hut with Beaulieu over the last 20 years.
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