In Memoriam

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you. (Romans 8:11) 

We record with gratitude the names of former members of the General Synod, known to us who have died since the 2019 session of General Synod. 

The Rt. Rev. Walter G. Asbil Diocese of Niagara
The Rev. Dan Ash   Diocese of Edmonton
The Most Rev. David Ashdown Diocese of Keewatin
The Rt. Rev. Michael Hugh Harold Bedford-Jones Diocese of Toronto
The Honorable Justice Brian Burrows  Diocese of Edmonton
The Rt. Rev. Tom Corston Diocese of Moosonee
The Rev. Canon Thomas Crawford Diocese of Niagara
Canon Judy Dodman Diocese of Niagara
The Rev. Jeffrey Joseph Donnelly Diocese of Kootenay
Ms. Marnie Doran Diocese of Niagara
The Ven. Malcolm Evans Diocese of Niagara
Ms. Blanche Gates Diocese of British Columbia
Mrs. Joan Gibb Diocese of Quebec
The Ven. Dr. Fred Gosse Diocese of Niagara
Fr. Raphael Johnston
(Formerly the Rev. David Johnston)
Diocese of Edmonton
Mr. James Kelso Diocese of Huron
The Rev. Gordon Kennedy Diocese of Huron
Mrs. Dorothy Marshall  Diocese of Edmonton
The Rt. Rev. Clarence Mitchell Diocese of Niagara
Mr. Glen Mitchell Diocese of New Westminster
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Peddle Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland & Labrador
The Ven. Archie Skirving Diocese of Huron
The Ven. Robert (Bob) Snelling Diocese of Niagara

Updated June 15, 2023

Matthew 10:40-42


40 “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous, 42 and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”

John 15:12-17

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing, but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17 I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

John 21:15-19

Jesus and Peter

15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” 19 (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, “Follow me.”

Luke 11:33-36

The Light of the Body

33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel basket; rather, one puts it on the lampstand so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. If your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but if it is unhealthy, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore consider whether the light in you is not darkness. 36 But if your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be as full of light as when a lamp gives you light with its rays.”

Matthew 8:1-4

Jesus Cleanses a Man

8 When Jesus had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him, and there was a man with a skin disease who came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing. Be made clean!” Immediately his skin disease was cleansed. Then Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”