In Memoriam – Fran Beer

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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:

Submitted by Linda Tu