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Posted: Oct 7, 2010

September 30, 2010

Prayer Request

            As many of you know the Rev. Beth Topps (Parish of Western Manitoulin) has been having some difficulty with her one hip.  She had a replacement 31 years ago and needs another one as the hardware has worn out.  In the last week she has been to see two specialists and has just received the news that because of the extent of the deterioration there might not be anything that can be done for her. She will undergo further tests and x-rays in the coming weeks. Beth has asked for prayers from her Diocesan family.

September 28, 2010

1.         We sadly announce the passing of the Rev. Dalton Woodward at Eastholme, Home for the Aged, on Saturday, September 25th, in his 97th year.  He was the beloved husband for over 65 years of Velma “Val“ Grace (Goold) of Powassan and much loved father of Valerie McDonald (Neil) of Powassan and Bob Woodward (Ruth) of Kapuskasing.  He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Michael, Leigh, Scott, Sarah and Jonathan and great-grandchildren Aiden, Ethan and Evan. He was predeceased by his sister Vera Bracken (the late Edwin).


      Reverend Dalton was an Anglican priest, retired, of the Diocese of Algoma and has served in the parishes of Callander, Chisholm, Nipissing, Powassan, Restoule and Trout Creek for 23 years.  He was past padre of the Powassan and Callander Legion, volunteer of St. Joseph's 5th step for over 20 years, and on the board of PHARA North Bay with the third floor called “Woodward Walk“ in his honour.


      The Woodward family will receive visitors at the PAUL FUNERAL HOME, Powassan on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  A Legion Tribute service will be conducted in the funeral home at 7 pm on Tuesday.  The funeral service will be held in St. Mary's Anglican Church (Powassan) on Wednesday, September 29 at 2:00 pm. Cremation will follow with interment of ashes at All Saints Cemetery, Cannington. If desired, In Memoriam donations may be made to St. Mary's Church. For further information, to request a memory card or to make a donation, please call the Paul Funeral Home, Powassan, (705) 724-2024.


Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the Woodward family.

September 27, 2010

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Christine Wright on Friday, September 24th following complications with numerous health issues over the last five months.  Loving wife and best friend of Al; cherished mother of Rob (ToniLyn) and Meghan (Chuck); attentive and caring grandmother of Jordan; Christine expressed a special kind of love for each of her family members.  She was a special “mom” to her many pets and spoke of Skye, Kenzie, Reid, Phantom, and her little granddogger Moose frequently in her conversations.


Administrative Assistant to Bishops of Algoma from 1994 – 2010, Christine was a loyal and dedicated member of the Diocese.  She was the compassionate, friendly voice at the other end of the phone for many ordinands, newcomers to the diocese, and long-term diocesan members guiding them through the myriad of administrative duties and requirements on a daily basis.  Our hearts are full as we express our condolences and prayers to Christine’s family.  She was a special soul who will be greatly missed by her many friends in our diocesan family.

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