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Freddy Beard FACI

Post by TimStannard » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:33 pm

I know that many of you here will be sad to learn that Freddy Beard passed away last night. Freddy was secretary of Orpington Film & Video Makers and Treasurer (and I think former Chairman) of SERIAC. She was a regular at BIAFF and a frequent attendee at other club & regional events. For many years, with Rita Hayes, she has organised the SERIAC Festival and her boundless entusiasm and energy put many of us to shame.
RIP Freddy.
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Re: Freddy Beard FACI

Post by Dave Watterson » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:22 pm

Freddy's death was a shock. She was, among all the things you mention, also a regular UNICA visitor. She could not come this year, but was being positive about coming to UNICA in 2019.

She was always a positive presence and ever-willing to help in any way.

Jan and I send our sympathy to her family and friends, both in the UK and in Poland.

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Re: Freddy Beard FACI

Post by Willy » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:22 pm

This is very sad. Last time when I met her was at UNICA in Dortmund last year. She was always very friendly. I thought of seeing her again at SERIAC in April, but I missed it. Indeed, it is quite a shock!
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