The Grand View Manor was very fortunate to have had two very dedicated gentlemen as Chairmen of its Board of Directors over the years.

Howard L. Beals was Chairman for 23 years from 1968- 1991 and Bertram N. Greene for 15 years from 1991 to 2007.

Both gentlemen were Kings County Municipal Councillors for many years and were appointed to the Board of Directors by Council, then elected Chairman by their fellow Board members.

Mr Beals and Mr. Greene shared a deep concern and affection for people. The many organizations, of which the two were members and supporters of through the years of public service, speak volumes.

Mr. Beals was a WWII veteran and after his return ran a garage in Morristown for 19 years. Many throughout the Annapolis Valley knew Howard as an automobile salesman. Howard always worked for the betterment of conditions for staff and the residents of Grand View Manor.

Mr. Greene worked for Canada Post in Canning and Centreville for 34 years where he undoubtedly honed his skills as a genuine ‘ people person.’ Bert was never happier then when he was helping to find solutions to people’s problems. The welfare of staff and residents at Grand View Manor always played a big part for Bert when making any decision affecting ‘ The Manor.”

These two gentlemen were the heart and conscience of the Board of Directors. Through nearly four decades of growth at Grand View Manor, Howard L. Beals and Bertram N. Greene cast huge shadows across its landscape and history.


The Bursary sub-committee of the Grand View Manor Seniors Foundation will meet and decide the closing date for the Bursary each year.

A package with Bursary criteria, Bursary application, Declaration of Applicant and short bios of Howard L. Beals and Bertram N. Greene will be available at the front desk at Grand View Manor during regular business hours Monday to Friday until the closing date established by the Bursary committee.

The returned applications will be put in safekeeping, unopened, until the Bursary Committee meets to review the applications.

When the Bursary Committee decides on the successful applicant, it will report to the Grand View Manor Seniors Foundation who will make the announcement public.


  1. The applicant must be a dependent of an employee, volunteer or employed student at Grand View Manor.
  2. The applicant will show proof of acceptance, or proof of current enrolment, in a recognized post- secondary educational institution.
  3. The applicant will have had community involvement as a volunteer.The successful candidate will write a short essay.
  4. The essay will describe their future plans and how those plans would tie into Mr. Beals and Mr. Greene’s values and interests.
  5. The applicant will provide two written references as to their suitability to receive this Bursary: one from the community and one academic.
  6. Returned applications should be addressed to:


Bursary Committee

C/O Grand View Manor

110A Commercial Street

Berwick, N.S. B0P 1E0