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Averil Cropp Banks

Averil Cropp Banks

In Memorium  Averil Cropp BanksAveril Cropp was born July 18, 1920, at Gerald, Saskatchewan. She had a variety of careers, from hairdresser, to farmer, to World War 2 era factory worker manufacturing radar, to teacher. In 1951, she received her Bachelor of...

Louise (Cox) Pritchard

Louise (Cox) Pritchard

In Memorium  Louise (Cox) PritchardLouise Cox was born in Morell, Prince Edward Island in 1923, into a proud but modest family. She was one of 4 children born to Russell and Katherine, coming after Elizabeth, Dorothy and Robert. Her father died while she was...

Ruth Sandilands Lang

Ruth Sandilands Lang

In Memorium  Ruth Sandilands LangRuth Lucille Sandilands was born in Glen Morris, Ontario, a small town in southwestern Ontario, in 1921. Her parents Mary (McCrea) and John had their hands full with their daughter. Ruth’s own daughter, Wendy, said of her mother,...

Anne Liota

Anne Liota

In Memorium  Anne LiotaRedeemer. It’s a precious name to us all, but especially to Anne Liota. Anne was the fourth of five children born to Italian parents living in the North End of Hamilton back in the 1920s. There was a United Church there – Redeemer. It had a...

Jean Tough Day

Jean Tough Day

In Memorium  Jean Tough DayJean Marilyn Tough was born on August 4, 1935.  She began professional life as a nurse. With her BScN,she pursued a theological education in the interest of equipping her to serve overseas as a missionary nurse. After two years at...

Marion Current

Marion Current

In Memorium  Marion CurrentMarion Current was born in 1932 in Cobalt, Ontario and grew up active in the United Church. After high school she entered the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and graduated in Physio and Occupational Therapy. Two years...

Heather Robbins

Heather Robbins

Profiles  Heather RobbinsCommissioning to Diaconal Ministry June 2003, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Conference meeting in Thunder Bay Program of Formation I began the program at the Centre for Christian Studies in June 1999, just as the Centre was making its...

Evelyn Beveridge

Evelyn Beveridge

In Memorium  Evelyn BeveridgeEvelyn Celestia Denton was born to Isabel and James Denton, at their home, a small apartment on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton, November 13, 1920. She was the first of 10 children. In 1924, her parents, then with 3 children, bought a farm...

Ken DeLisle

Ken DeLisle

Profiles  Ken DeLisleCommissioning to Diaconal ministry 1994, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Conference Program of Formation The Western Field-Based Program, 1st intake. It was offered from St. Stephen’s College on the campus of the University of Alberta.  It...

2013 – Diaconal Ministry: The Lens of Hope

Diaconal Ministry: The Lens of Hope Hope as verb … an intention to live in a way that heals and satisfies. Storytelling ♦ the arts ♦ ecological education ♦ CeilidhFrom the Statement of Vision, Diakonia of The United Church of Canada, 2009Tuesday, April 30 – Friday,...

Alice Dahms Irwin

Alice Dahms Irwin

In Memorium  Alice Dahms IrwinAlice Dahms and her two brothers grew up in Ontario as “pk’s” (preacher’s kids), in the former Evangelical United Brethren Church; since 1968 it has been part of the United Church of Canada. Alice was only sixteen when her mother...

Debbie Voss Coss

Debbie Voss Coss

Profiles  Debbie Voss CossCommissioning   2000, at Portage la Prairie in Conference of Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Program of Formation   Five-year program at the Centre for Christian Studies, which I began when CCS was in Toronto, and completed after the move...

Jen Dresser

Jen Dresser

Profiles  Jen DresserCommissioned to Diaconal Ministry  in 2009, at Sherwood Park, Alberta and Northwest Conference Program of Formation The four year program at CCS. Field placements included a Lutheran-United Shared Ministry in Spiritwood, Sask and a Women’s...

Bessie Julien Dayfoot

Bessie Julien Dayfoot

In Memorium Bessie Julien DayfootBessie Julien was born in Wheatley, in southwestern Ontario in 1918, the second of 4 children, into an active Methodist family. Her mother was in the Woman’s Missionary Society (WMS) and hosted visiting missionaries upon occasion....