September 15, 2019
The NSGA Mourns the loss of Garry Beattie
Nova Scotia Golf Association – The Nova Scotia Golf Association mourns the loss of past president Garry Beattie. Garry lost his courageous battle with cancer on Monday, September 9, 2019.
Born in Woodstock, NB, Garry played his junior golf at the Woodstock Golf and Curling Club. He had a successful amateur career and was a true student of the game. He represented Nova Scotia at the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship in 2006 and competed at numerous provincial championships. He also represented his home club, Ashburn multiple times as a member of the Rose Bowl Team.
Garry joined the NSGA Board in 2008 and served two terms as President (2016-2018). Garry led by example and contributed his time and resources to growing the game in Nova Scotia. Through the foundation he established, the #GolfBeattieStrong, Garry aimed to raise money and increase awareness around brain cancer research in Nova Scotia.
Garry was survived by his wife Lori Duggan, his mother, Margaret; his brother, Brian; his sister, Lori; nephews, Brad, Coltan and Oscar; and niece, Eve. He was predeceased by his father, Don.
A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, September 29 at 3pm at the Old Ashburn Golf Club.
Donations can be made to the QEII Health Centre Foundation in memory of Garry either online or by phone 1-888-428-0220.
To view Garry’s obituary please click HERE