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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.

Alice (Brooksbank) Farquharson

Alice (Brooksbank) Farquharson

In Memorium  Alice Farquharson followed a common path for young women in the 1950s: after high school and Normal School (teacher’s college) she started a teaching career.  She enjoyed teaching, but she felt God was calling her to use her skills in the church, so...

Wilma Sharpe

Wilma Sharpe

In Memorium  Wilma embraced her life with a commitment to be a learner:  “Every position gave me opportunities to learn new things – all were good experiences. I tried to offer support and leadership that would contribute to making life better for people, and...

Elaine Harland Frazer

Elaine Harland Frazer

In Memorium  The following autobiography is created from the biography Elaine wrote in 1988 for the Association of Professional Church Workers and the address which she gave to the Annual Meeting of the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario at the time...

Mae Walker Gracey

Mae Walker Gracey

In Memorium  Katherine (Mae) Gracey was a spunky woman, she was passionate and spoke and acted on her passions with zest. Mae developed her strong spiritual connection with the Christian call to service and justice in her growing up years in Grenfell,...

Audrey McKim

Audrey McKim

In Memorium  Audrey P. McKim was born in Toronto April 28, 1926.  Audrey served the United Church of Canada as a Deaconess, a Sunday School Curriculum Developer, a Missionary in Kenya and Sudan and as Assistant to Church Moderator San Cho Lee. To her many friends...

Genevieve Taylor Carder

In Memorium  Genevieve Taylor Carder spent her life in service to others. She held a number of important roles with the United Church's head office including: National Girl's Work Secretary, responsibility for developing the United Church's ministry with person's...

Muriel Bamford

Muriel Bamford

In Memorium  Muriel Bamford was born on June 20, 1918 and was a child of the manse, growing up in Northern Ontario.  Missionaries were frequent guests in the Bamford home, and they made an impression on her. A graduate of Wellesley Hospital nursing school (1941),...

Beatrice “Betty” (Carkeek) Wing

Beatrice “Betty” (Carkeek) Wing

In Memorium  Beatrice Carkeek, was born April 21, 1926, growing up in Oshawa, Ontario. Her first, and enduring love, was music.  She trained as a librarian, but when she found she enjoyed her volunteer church work more than her paid work, she responded to the...

Nobuko “Noby” Matsugu

Nobuko “Noby” Matsugu

In Memorium  Nobuko, Noby, was one of 7 children born July 28, 1928, in the east side of Vancouver to Midori and Shuichi Sasaki.  One of her sisters, Kay Kuwahara, describes life there: “It was a nice, ethnic community.  Our best friends were Italians who lived...

Catherine “Kay” MacLeod

Catherine “Kay” MacLeod

In Memorium  Fortunately, the United Church Training School attracted no shortage of spunky women, and Kay MacLeod was one of them.  She was born February 23, 1923 to Alex and Marion (Ross) MacLeod, one of 6 children.  Catherine was grateful for her family.  In...

Nancy Fraser

Nancy Fraser

In Memorium  Nancy Keith Fraser was born and died in her beloved Nova Scotia, but she had a life of adventure and travel in between.  She was the eldest daughter of Keith and Anna Fraser and grew up involved in local sports (swimming) and church activities.  She...

Ruth (Oliver) McPhee

Ruth (Oliver) McPhee

In Memorium  Ruth Oliver, born September 22, 1920, grew up in Hamilton, Ontario with her siblings Alfred Oliver, Mary Acheson and Anne Wright.  All were surrounded by the love of their parents Caroline and Frederick Oliver, whom she credited with exceptional...

Etta Snow

Etta Snow

In Memorium  Etta Snow was a force.  A woman of courage and commitment, she accomplished many great things.  She stood in solidarity with Angolans being oppressed at great personal risk.  She challenged the power of patriarchy, sacrificing her own potential to...