The Rev. Hugh Frederic (Eric) Woodhouse died on Oct. 8 in Vancouver after a brief illness. He was 98.
Born in Dublin and educated in Ireland for teaching and the priesthood, Woodhouse served as the curate and incumbent in several Irish parishes before moving to Canada to teach at Wycliffe College in Toronto from 1951 to 1954.
He then went west to be principal and a professor at the Anglican Theological College in Vancouver until 1959 when he moved to Halifax to teach at the University of King’s College.
In 1963, Woodhouse became the Regius Professor of Divinity at Trinity College, Dublin. Among his contributions to theological education and college life was the opening of the college chapel to all denominations and faiths. He established many ecumenical relationships in Ireland before retiring in 1982 and returning to Vancouver.
He is survived by his wife Kathleen (Kitty), and children Hugh (Brighton, England), Charles (Hobart, Tasmania), Dorothy (Vancouver) and grandchildren and great grandchildren on several continents.
A memorial service will be held at St Anselm’s Church, 5210 University Blvd., Vancouver, Oct. 23 at 11 am. Donations in his memory may be made to The Primates World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF).