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Hendrie, George '49

Hendrie, George M. OR'49
Hendrie filled almost every role open to a member of the Ridley family. He was a student, a generous Old Boy, parent, class agent, head of the Ridley Fund, president of the Ridley College Association. In 1992, he became the fourteenth chairman of the Board of Governors. Additionally, George was a distinguished member of Toronto society. He was president of his family's long standing trucking company and chairman of the Ontario Jockey Club. He endorsed the necessity for change, even though he was instinctively a traditionalist. Between 1966-86 Ridley went through a transformation and Hendrie was a part of the courageous board that brought it about. He died in June 1999.

"George was the voice of good will and common sense, and he brought humour and warmth to meetings.
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.