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.
At age 92 and in her 35th year and 12th consecutive term as mayor of
Mississauga, Ont., Canada’s sixth-largest city, Hazel McCallion is
showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, she’s devoting her last two
years in office to solving the seemingly insoluble problem of gridlock
in the Greater Toronto Area.
Gary Woolsey, retired bishop of the diocese of Athabasca, who took his
ministry to remote communities by plane, and later by motorcycle, died
on Oct. 18, 2013 at the age of 71 in Calgary.
came by her lifelong passion for philanthropy honestly. “My parents
were my role models,” says Patten, who in June was named a member of the
Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours.
The Rev. Dr. Cyril Powles, an Anglican priest, missionary and university
professor who devoted much of his life to working for justice,
particularly for Japanese-Canadians, died on July 26 in Vancouver at the
age of 94.
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters, Sasha and Malia,
were shown the birth registry of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Irish
ancestors during a visit to Dublin on Monday, June 17. The Obamas were
in Ireland for the G8 meetings.
On Saturday, Feb. 2, the
Anglican Church of Canada’s first National Indigenous Bishop, Mark
MacDonald, will receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal at Queen’s