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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.

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...

Betty Chisholm Cade

Betty Chisholm Cade

In Memorium  Betty Ann Chisholm Cade was a spirited woman, deeply committed to the ministry of hospitality. Her home was frequently the location of parties for her family and friends. She was faithful in connecting her classmates to one another and other United...

Beatrice Leslie Doidge

Beatrice Leslie Doidge

In Memorium  Beatrice May (Leslie) Doidge, born September 28, 1911, grew up in the farming community of Banner, Ontario, about 17 miles east of London, the fifth of six children born to George and Lawrence Leslie.  Her family was very involved in the church. Her...

Averil Cropp Banks

Averil Cropp Banks

In Memorium  Averil 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 Household Science degree...

Louise (Cox) Pritchard

Louise (Cox) Pritchard

In Memorium  Louise 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 quite young leaving her...

Ruth Sandilands Lang

Ruth Sandilands Lang

In Memorium  Ruth 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, “She was kind,...

Anne Liota

Anne Liota

In Memorium  Redeemer. 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 mission...

Jean Tough Day

Jean Tough Day

In Memorium  Jean 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 Covenant College,...

Marion Current

Marion Current

In Memorium  Marion 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 of practice and...

Heather Robbins

Heather Robbins

Profiles  Commissioning 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 move to...

Evelyn Beveridge

Evelyn Beveridge

In Memorium  Evelyn 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 in Duffield,...