Notable Events From the Past

N.B. Branch Honours Nine Long Time Members

The New Brunswick Branch of the United Empire Loyalists' Association was pleased to recognize some of its long standing members, at its annual Loyalist Day Dinner on May 18, with awards of appreciation for their deep commitment

(L-R): Eric Teed, George Teed, Elizabeth Prescott, Louise Dickson, Wallace MacMurray, Elizabeth Lowe, and Margaret Bourne.

Eric Teed and his mother formed this branch 40 years ago. Muriel Teed was the first Branch president. Eric Teed initially was secretary. He was Regional Vice President from 2001 to 2003. He cut a very colourful figure as Loyalist Day's Master of Ceremonies for several years.

Gregarious and sonorous, enthusiastic and musically gifted, George Teed is our most recognized member. He served two terms as Branch president, in 1983 and 2000.

Elizabeth Prescott was involved since the 1950's, holding a number of executive positions including president in 1991. Elizabeth worked tirelessly on the Loyalist Day committee for many years.

Louise Dickson held a number of offices, including treasurer and corresponding secretary. For many years her calligraphy skills graced the beautiful place cards for the head table at the annual banquet.

Wallace MacMurray joined the branch early on. He was a very popular, energetic president from 1993 to 1996, making many significant, creative suggestions to enhance our profile during public displays.

When the Charter was granted in 1967, Elizabeth Lowe was one of the signatories. She was president from 1975 to 1977, also becoming our first Regional Vice President. Elizabeth inspired members to write biographical sketches of Loyalist Ancestors for the publication "Loyalists All" and compiled a Branch history called "A Backward Glance".

Margaret Bourne and her husband Monroe both worked in our Branch, Monroe being president in 1989, Margaret supporting him and holding a number of positions herself. Her wise contributions to our meetings, her warmth and infectious smile have contributed immensely to the operation of the Branch.

Elizabeth McMullin worked for several years as recording secretary and newsletter editor. We recognize the tremendous contribution she made over many years. She has since moved to be closer to her family, first to British Columbia, then to the Philippines.

Carman Colwell, a chartered accountant, was our treasurer for 9 years. He streamlined the branch financial procedures significantly, reducing our banking fees, which is always a welcome benefit.