We are sad to report that Fran Beer died on April 7th. Fran contributed to the Academy as a facilitator and a member of the board. She brought to the workshops that she facilitated, one on the Brontes and the other on Jane Austen, her expertise as a scholar of medieval literature, nineteenth century women writers and children`s literature. She had taught literary subjects at York University/Atkinson College for many years. As the picture of Fran exemplifies, she was a passionate lover of animals and cared for their welfare. Fran was generous, determined, kind, funny, clever, modest, gentle, loving and loyal.
Memorial webpage here: https://mountpleasantgroup.permavita.com/site/FrancesFitzgeraldBeer.html?s=110
Submitted by Linda Tu