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Everything we post on a regular basis in our website in different categories, appears in this index by chronological order, newest entries at the top.

Rollande “Rolly” MacLean

In Memorium  Rollande “Rolly” MacLeanRolly MacLean was born in Sudbury, Ontario and, until she was settled to her first pastoral charge, she lived in the French community of Blezard Valley, a small farming community near the City of Sudbury.  Rolly...

Peggy Alston Campbell Geddes

In Memorium  Peggy Alston Campbell GeddesPeggy Alston was born between the two World Wars, the youngest daughter of Ernest and Ida Alston.  She grew up in a privileged home, the youngest of two children, in Forest Hill in Toronto; her father was in sales, her...

Willa Kernen

In Memorium  Willa KernenDr. Willa Alberta Kernen was born on August 7, 1926 at Girvin, SK.  She lived on the family farm until moving to Saskatoon at the age of 10 years. She attended Wilson School and City Park Collegiate, followed by a secretarial course at...

Heather Norman Gleeson

In Memorium  Heather Norman GleesonHeather Norman Gleeson was born as a Presbyterian in London, England in 1938.  In 1960 she graduated from Hornsey Art School,  Hornsey, England, with a Diploma in Dress Design and Pattern Cutting. She moved to Edmonton, and...

Enid Horning

In Memorium  Enid HorningEnid Horning's first profession was teaching, but her calling was to be a missionary. She dreamed of serving in Angola, Africa, inspired by a cousin of her father, who had served there, but when God’s call was realized it was to Japan....

Lillias Brown

In Memorium  Lillias BrownLillias Audrey Jean Brown was born May 27, 1924 and served her ministry as a missionary in India after graduating from the United Church Training School in 1951.   Lillian passed away peacefuly at St. Hilda's Long Term Care in Toronto on...

Betty Ann Caldwell

In Memorium  Betty Ann CaldwellELIZABETH (BETTY ANN) CALDWELL was born April 9, 1931.  Betty Ann was born in Dauphin, MB and raised in Gilbert Plains. She remembered her childhood as a wondrous time, filled with family, community, church, education, sports and...

Sylvia Hamilton

In Memorium  Sylvia HamiltonSylvia Hamilton grew up in the United Church of Canada, and was an active volunteer, providing leadership in Church School. She was the first woman to be Sunday School Superintendent at St. George’s United Church in Toronto. Sylvia was...

Thelma Dixon-Murphy

In Memorium  Thelma Dixon-MurphyThelma Dixon was born on December 11, 1918. The first part of this biography, is an autobiography, written by Thelma in 2002. Inspired by the teachers who lived in our home and whom I admired, I grew up in Northern Ontario knowing...

Frances Taylor Cline

In Memorium  Frances Taylor ClineFrances Taylor was born July 18,1922 in Edmonton, Alberta to Geoffery Bradford Taylor and Jean Frances Millar. She was the second of 4 children; John, Neil and Peggy were her siblings. She lived in Edmonton during her school...

Geraldine Dearing Bould

In Memorium  Geraldine Dearing BouldGeraldine Bould was a bright, capable woman, who brought skill and wisdom to the ministries she conducted in her long career serving congregations and church institutions as a lay person and as a Deaconesses. Geraldine Gladys...