Canon (lay) Robert L. Falby, QC, chair of the Anglican Church of Canada’s Commission on the Marriage Canon and former prolocutor of General Synod, died June 8 in Toronto after a long illness.
Lynne Samways Hiltz first visited the Anglican convent of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD) after she moved to Toronto from Nova Scotia when her husband, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, was elected as primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in 2007.
Bishop Charles Robert (Bob) Townshend, retired suffragan bishop of the diocese of Huron, died on March 13 at the age of 77, after a lifetime of service in parish, diocesan and national church ministries, as well as on the boards of many educational institutions.
Edith Shore, a strong advocate for social justice and women’s rights and inclusion in the church, died on Jan. 24 in Newmarket, Ont., at the age of 78.
The Very Rev. Hon. Lois Wilson is an outspoken anti-poverty activist, a critic of political oppression and an advocate for the environment, and she is also a woman who has spent her career building bridges in Canada and abroad between people of various faiths and none who want to see the advent of a more just world.
The Rev. Canon Alice Medcof is one of 52 women profiled in the 2015 edition of Herstory: The Canadian Women’s Calendar.
The community of Hay River, N.W.T., is mourning the loss of the Rev. Georgina Bassett, who was ordained in 2012, becoming the first Anglican priest of Slavey descent in the Anglican Church of Canada. She died on July 8 of breast cancer at the age of 58.
From his driving, hard-rhotic accent to his fishing-and-hunting boyhood—not to mention summers working fish plants and oil tankers—Todd Russell is a Labradorian, through and through.
Archdeacon Richard Berryman, a priest, journalist and author, died on
Jan. 27 after a prolonged battle with kidney disease at the age of 82.
My mother, Catherine Hall, knit this for me the year her father, Canon Shirley Wood, died. That fall, I had broken my leg and my parents came to help me a few times, so I saw them more than usual.