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2. Who Am I ?

Fred Beattie

  Fred was born in St Thomas in 1941.  He has a brother who is 5 years younger.  In 1951 the family moved to Tillsonburg where Fred grew up.

Fred went to UWO in 1960 and graduated from the Ivey Business School with an H.B.A. in 1964.  He started working in Toronto with McDonald, Currie (now part of Price, Waterhouse, Coopers) and completed his CA in 1967.

In 1968 Fred joined McIntyre Mines and worked in the Gaspe.  Fred moved to the Gerling Global Insurance Group and worked for them for 24 years managing their North American Investment Portfolio. Because of changes within Gerling Fred moved to TD Trust in 1995 as Porfolio Manager. He then moved to London, ON, when TD joined with Canada Trust.  Fred retired in 2006.

Fred married his wife, Dorothy, in 1969.  They had met in 1963 at a Baptist World Youth Congress in Egypt. 


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They have 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren. 

On retirement they moved to KW to be closer to their daughters and their cottage.Church has always been an important part of Fred’s life.  In earlier years he attended Baptist conferences in Brazil, Egypt and Switzerland.  He has been on the board of McMaster Divinity College.

Fred enjoys music, singing in church choirs and barbershop quartets.  He also enjoys curling.

Fred bought an island with a cottage in Georgian Bay before he was married.  The cottage is the focal point of the families summer activities.

Fred is also involved in the Kitchener/Waterloo Retired Business and Professional Club.

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