Born in Highgate, Kent Co., ON. the son of Edwin Thomas and Ella Cora (nee Reycraft) Beattie. George was educated in Highgate before attending London South Collegiate in London, ON. for his high school diploma. He then went on the University of Western Ontario’s School of Medicine graduating with an M.D. in 1931. finishing that in 1933. After the additional internship at hospitals in Michigan Dr. Beattie moved to Chatham, ON. in 1933. and took over the practice of Dr. Charles Baird Oliver.
Dr. Beattie enlisted in the RCAMC 26/01/1943 and went overseas 16/02/1944. He served twenty eight months as the Medical Officer for the Forestry Corps and 22nd General Hospital, in England. Captain Beattie was discharged from the army 12/01/1946. After the war Dr. Beattie served with the Kent Regiment and with emagimation the Essex & Kent Scottish and received a long service medal with that unit.
On 16 April, 1947 Dr. Beattie married Marion Georgina (nee Griffith), the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Griffith and they would have one son Douglas Brian Beattie. Dr. Beattie was the president of the Kent County Medical Society in 1953, he enjoyed hockey and baseball and was a member of the Maple City Golf Club. Tragically Dr. Beattie was killed in an automobile accident on December 18th, 1978.