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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.

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...

Rollande “Rolly” MacLean

Rollande “Rolly” MacLean

In Memorium  Rolly 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 was married to Keith for 43 years....

Peggy Alston Campbell Geddes

Peggy Alston Campbell Geddes

In Memorium  Peggy 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 mother, a former school...

JungHee Park

JungHee Park

In Memorium  JungHee Park was born on November 29, 1964 and died peacefully on Sunday, January 31st, 2016 at home at the age of 51, after living courageously with cancer for a year. After finishing graduate studies in theology at Ewha Womans University in Seoul,...

Kay Pearson

Kay Pearson

In Memorium  Catherine (Kay) Pearson, born December 27, 1927, was in diaconal ministry. She knew that ministry was the work of the whole people of God and Kay had an unwavering faith in God. From 1968 (Receptionist 1968-81, Coordinator of Residential Services,...

Willa Kernen

Willa Kernen

In Memorium  Dr. 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 Tech. Willa...

Heather Norman Gleeson

Heather Norman Gleeson

In Memorium  Heather 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 became a member of...

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...