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June 3, 2024 – Toronto, Ontario – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Al Beaty, a beloved member of The Gatehouse community. Al was not just a volunteer; he was a foundational figure whose unwavering dedication and compassionate spirit helped shape The Gatehouse into what it is today.

In 1998, when The Gatehouse was just an ambitious vision, Al was among the original team of volunteers who worked tirelessly to make it a reality. His commitment to our mission was evident in every task he undertook, every person he helped, and every moment he spent working to better our community. Al’s influence can be seen in the very fabric of our organization, and his legacy is one that we will continue to honor and cherish.

Watch video of Al and other original volunteer team sharing about their experiences in building The Gatehouse

Watch video of the restoration of The Gatehouse

Al’s contributions went far beyond the tangible. He was a source of strength and encouragement for everyone at The Gatehouse. His kindness, wisdom, and unwavering support provided a foundation upon which many have built their lives. Al believed in the power of community and the importance of supporting one another, values that remain at the core of our mission.

We are deeply saddened by Al’s passing, and our sincerest condolences go out to his friends and family. His loss is felt deeply by all who knew him, but his spirit lives on in the work we do every day. The Gatehouse would not be what it is without Al’s vision, hard work, and heart.

In memory of Al, we are committed to continuing his legacy. We will strive to uphold the values he embodied and ensure that The Gatehouse remains a place of hope, support, and community for all who need it. Al’s life reminds us of the profound impact one person can have, and his legacy will continue to inspire us as we move forward.

To honor Al’s memory, we encourage those who feel moved to do so to contribute to The Gatehouse. Your donations will help us to continue providing vital services and support, ensuring that Al’s work lives on and continues to make a difference.

Thank you, Al, for everything you have done for The Gatehouse. You will be deeply missed, but your spirit and legacy will never be forgotten.

With deepest gratitude and remembrance,

Donations via Cheque can be mailed to: The Gatehouse 3101 Lake Shore Blvd W. Toronto, ON, M8V 3W8
Donations in Al’s memory can be online can be made using the form below.