Ar­lene Royea lauded by friends for work at mu­seum

Sherbrooke Record - - BROME COUNTY NEWS - By Ann David­son

On Satur­day af­ter­noon the Depan­neur Rouge’s re­cep­tion hall was the scene an open house that greeted more than 80 well-wish­ers who came to cel­e­brate Ar­lene Royea’s 40 years of em­ploy­ment at the BCHS mu­seum in TBL. In her 41st year with BCHS Royea con­tin­ues to be a full-time em­ployee there.

The open house was pri­vately or­ga­nized by her for­mer col­league and friend, Betty Cowan-dur­kee, as well as a few past pres­i­dents and di­rec­tors. Cowan-dur­kee felt it was time to put the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor and ar­chiv­ist in the lime­light for all the time and work she has put into what is an im­por­tant in­sti­tu­tion in Brome County.

Ta­bles were dec­o­rated with flow­ers by Fleuris­simo and wine was do­nated by Win­ston Bressee of Do­maine Bressee. David Dawes pre­sented Royea with a plaque com­mem­o­rat­ing her ser­vice. Amongst the vis­i­tors were sev­eral past mem­bers of the board of di­rec­tors and some of the re­cently elected ones, such as Tom Mcgovern, Gib Rother­ham, Adele


Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor and Ar­chiv­ist at BCHS for 40 plus years, Ar­lene Royea, left, with 103year-old Kathryn Pettes Cran­dall, who is at­trib­uted to find­ing the job for Royea all those years ago, are seen dur­ing a spe­cial com­mem­o­ra­tion to Royea for her...

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