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
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
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
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