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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.

Daisy Rickard

Daisy Rickard

In Memorium  Daisy Rickard was born January 21, 1925, just 6 months before the Church to which she dedicated her life was created.  She grew up in the east side of Toronto and offered many forms of leadership in groups and committees in her home congregation,...

Enid Horning

Enid Horning

In Memorium  Enid 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. Enid felt, “it...

Lillias Brown

Lillias Brown

In Memorium  Lillias 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 Saturday...

Betty Ann Caldwell

Betty Ann Caldwell

In Memorium  ELIZABETH (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 music. Throughout...

Lillian Morrison

In Memorium  Lillian Morrison graduated from the Centre for Christian Studies in 1983. She was Minister Emeritus at Scarborough Bluffs United Church in Toronto, and had just passed the 29th anniversary of her entry into ordered ministry. As a lay person, Lillian...

Laurie Ann Storring

Laurie Ann Storring

In Memorium  Laurie Ann (Kirby) Storring was born on April 28, 1956 in Bancroft, Ontario, an area that is known for its beautiful natural environment.  Perhaps it is from these beginnings that her love of the outdoors entwined with her spirituality.  She wrote of...

Sylvia Hamilton

Sylvia Hamilton

In Memorium  Sylvia 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 trained...

Thelma Dixon-Murphy

Thelma Dixon-Murphy

In Memorium  Thelma 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 that I wanted to...

Leafa (Drew) McNeil

Leafa (Drew) McNeil

In Memorium  Leafa Drew contributed much to enrich God’s world through her faith and her music – she was a practical Christian – she accepted the blessings of God in life, and met the difficult times with quiet patience and understanding. Leafa had to decide in...

Frances Taylor Cline

Frances Taylor Cline

In Memorium  Frances 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 years, spending most...

Mary Pyne

Mary Pyne

In Memorium  Mary Pyne, born in 1924, was a colourful, feisty and loving advocate for justice. She lived her theology in everything she did. Mary, already a registered nurse, graduated from the United Church Training School in 1950. Her first appointment with the...

Nellie Spicer

Nellie Spicer

In Memorium  Nellie Spicer was a character: her view was broad and she was curious about everything. She was a doer, and do she did. Raised in a farm family in southern Alberta, she was the oldest of 11 children. It was a church family, and at home and church,...

Geraldine Dearing Bould

Geraldine Dearing Bould

In Memorium  Geraldine 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 was born in 1928 in...