Arlene Royea lauded by friends for work at museum
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...