September 27

Sunday September 27

Epiphany Service For September 27, 2020.

Announcements:

Please let us know if you are coming to church. We will be having communion this week since we missed last week.  Everyone will remain seated, and the minister will come to you.

While you are welcome to come to Epiphany without letting us know in advance. It is very helpful if you can email by Saturday at 6:00 if you are coming at 9:15 or 11.  adamcorriganholowitz@gmail.com.

For our contact tracing Log, let us know how many people are in your group, providing each person’s full name, email, phone number and address including postal code.

If you or anyone in your party becomes unwell you can cancel at any point up to the start of church by emailing.

Church capacity is limited to thirty people.

Due to social distancing, please remain seated for the service.  If we stand or kneel, we draw to close to those in front of us.

The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of dear parents Leon and Stella; brothers Tom and Art Ouellette and sister Laura, given by Terry Ouellette.

*Thank you Rev. Peter. for Preaching on Sunday at the 11 a.m service

*Breaking News update on Keanna from Dan and Sue – The family received a phone call at 1:00 this morning, about a possible match for Keanna. They are in Toronto awaiting blood tests and if all is well the transplant will occur later today. Will let you know how things progress. Everyone’s thoughts and prayers are appreciated Dan and Sue. Further update, talked to Dan today and Keanna’s blood test were good and the transplant is going ahead tomorrow Sunday September 27. Keep Dan, Sue, Keanna and family in your prayers.

*Virtual SPAGHETTI DINNER. Have your own special spaghetti dinner sometime this weekend of September 25 – 27.  Make it exceptional – Checkered tablecloth; Candles; (Use your imagination) Take a picture of you enjoying your special dinner.  Send Ron the photo by Monday  churchofepiphany.london@gmail.com  to be posted on our website so that we all can share our spaghetti dinner together virtuallyThe website will be open for comments for a short period starting Sep 26.

*Apportionment: Jar $150 + 15.45!  Thank you to all giving,  In various ways, weekly in our envelopes etc.

*Food Cupboard.   Butch. 519-615-9106.

*Remembrance Day this year. We are renovating the Cenotaph courtyard.  We will have a short ceremony on Nov 11.  We will listen to the broadcast on CBC radio. Lower the flag. This way we will have a ceremony to keep the tradition of a service of Remembrance every year since the end of WWI at the church of the Epiphany intact.

*Thank you for your generous love of Epiphany.  Our Church does much good, quietly, without fanfare.   Let’s all keep up our Good Work!

*Our thanks to the people who are continuing their envelope giving’s because the church expenses continue, even while we are not at weekly worship. We are missing our fundraisers.  If you wish, if you are able, you may mail your donation to:

Mrs.Barb Smallman.  Envelope secretary

4860 White Oak Road

London, Ontario

N6E 3Y8

519-680-0649

*Thank you to Adam for the technical work.  Thank you to  Ron S. for his faithful work on the website.  Thank you, Stephen and Anusha for the music.

Audio for Sep 27 Service

 

 Opening:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God,

 and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

be with you all.

And also with you

Philippians 2:1-13
2:1 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy,

2:2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

2:3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.

2:4 Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.

2:5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,

2:6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,

2:7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form,

2:8 he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death– even death on a cross.

2:9 Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name,

2:10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

2:11 and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

2:12 Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;

2:13 for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Reflection: Christ’s Twin

In her book, Dare to Dream, author Florence Littauer tells about a fascinating study done years ago by the University of Minnesota. Researchers there studied 402 pairs of twins who were separated at birth and reared apart. The research started in 1919 and continued for decades. The results were startling. Twins, reared in quite different circumstances, were still extraordinarily similar in many ways.

The most celebrated example was a set of twins named Jim Lewis and Jim Springer. The two Jims were separated at birth and brought together at age forty. Here is what had happened with them over those four decades.

 Both had taken law enforcement training. Both had taken up blueprinting, drafting, and carpentry as hobbies. Lewis had been married three times, Springer twice. Both first wives were named Linda; both second wives, Betty. Each named his first son James Allen. Each had a dog named “Toy.”

Of their first meeting, Lewis said, “It was like looking in a mirror.” These twins were found to have similar IQ’s, personality scores, electroencephalograms, electrocardiograms, fingerprints, and handwriting. As Springer put it, “All the tests we took looked like one person had taken them twice.” (1) To me that is fascinating. Reared apart but still almost identical not only in looks, but in behavior.

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Today’s lesson from Philippians provokes an interesting question.  Paul writes, “If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, then make my joy complete by being like‑minded, having the same love, as Christ . . .”

We are to be “like-minded” with Christ, says Paul. Maybe, at least spiritually, it means we are to be Christ’s twin.

Now imagine that you are a twin of Christ reared 2,000 years apart, but having the same personal attributes. Isn’t that basically what Paul is asking for when he tells us to be “like-minded” with Christ? This is the ideal that we should seek for, according to Paul to be a spiritual twin of Jesus.

So, in practical terms, what does that mean? What kind of mind, or attitude, did Christ have?

PAUL SAYS, FIRST OF ALL, THAT CHRIST HAD AN ATTITUDE OF HUMILITY.

Paul writes, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves . . .”

So what is being Humble?   St. Paul says it, “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” In other words when you are humble, your attitude is Win/Win. That is, you not only look out for your interests, but also for the interests of others. You love your neighbor as you love yourself.

There was a man who is credited with making Japan a modern industrial nation. His name was W. Edwards Deming. Deming began each speech with the story of the 5‑year‑old girl who, with her mother, had sewn a costume for a Halloween party contest.

“So much fun,” Deming said about the kids at the party. “So curious. So eager to learn. Boys and girls having such a good time . . .” His voice would quiver and trail off. Then he would lean forward and say “Until a prize was offered for the best costume.” By the end, “The children were crushed. Came home crying,” he would end the story every time with: “Why does somebody always have to win?” (5)

Likewise St. Paul writes, “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

Humility is focusing on others and desiring for them the same benefits as you enjoy. Humility is a win/win attitude. To be like-minded with Christ is to have a spirit of humility.

BEING LIKE-MINDED WITH CHRIST IS ALSO TO HAVE A SPIRIT OF SERVICE.

 Paul continues, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in the very nature of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself the same, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

In other words, there are times when we need to be MORE concerned about others than we are about ourselves.

A person with a spirit of service is a special person. He, or she, has the mind of Christ. To be like-minded with Christ is to have a spirit of humility. It is to have a spirit of service.

But there’s one thing more. TO BE LIKE-MINDED WITH CHRIST IS TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD. Here is the conviction that allowed Christ to be humble, that allowed him to be a servant to others. He knew that he was God’s child.

Likewise, know this: You are a child of God. You were loved from the foundation of the universe. Your job is to lift others up to the level Christ has brought you.

Lift up your head friend. Let out an exultant roar. Because you are now a child of God. As a child of God, you can afford to be humble. That is, you can enter all relationships on a win/win basis. You can even afford to be a servant. That is, there are times when you will want to be even more generous with others than you are with yourself. Laying down your life for another. All this is possible to you because of who you are becoming. You are becoming Christ’s twin.

 Hymn:

Let us break bread together on our knees;
let us break bread together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees
with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Let us drink wine together on our knees;
let us drink wine together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees
with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Let us praise God together on our knees;
let us praise God together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees
with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Our Creed:

All together.

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

by the power of the Holy Spirit

he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified

under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father.

With the Father and the Son

he is worshipped and glorified.

He has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic

and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism

for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen

Our Prayers

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples,

‘I am with you always’.

Be with me today, as I offer myself to you.

Hear my prayers for others and for myself,

and keep me in your care.

hrist be with me, Christ within me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort and restore me.

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in hearts of all that love me,

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

from St Patrick’s Breastplate

 

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy

in this time of uncertainty and distress.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may rejoice in your comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us

from your love.  Amen.

Our Prayers are asked for: Lori; Marcel; Linda; Garfield; Pat and Tony;, Allan and Aunt Frankie; Jim, Henry; Jan; Sylvia;  Carol; Mike;  Avery;  Ralph; Linda Melanie; Marlene; Pam; Zaden; Kendra; Bill, Sheila, Jessica, Jamie Nancy & Clyde; Sylvia;   Mary;  Keanna,  Ella; Alex; Sonia; Evelyn; Marion; Mark; Dan; Alanna; Howe; Jeff; Brian; Doug; Alex,  Gord; Tara;  Jack; Pat; Grant; Kathy; Lynda; Diane; Jean; Ola and Roman; Mildred; Brian; Belinda,;  Kim; Edie; Ross; Francis & Bill ; Jeff;  Diana, Ian, Edna, Matthew & Annika; Evie & Rodger; Darrin; Joanna; John & Lynda; Val; Grace; Craig; Erika.

As our Savior taught us, let us pray,

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.

Closing:

Glory to God,

whose power, working in us,

can do infinitely more

than we can ask or imagine.

Glory to God from generation to generation,

in the Church and in Christ Jesus,

for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Parting Blessing Song:

May God’s blessing surround you each day

As you trust Him and walk in His way

May His presence within guard and keep you from sin,

Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.

This Week at Epiphany

Announcements for the week of Sep 27:

Flowers in the Sanctuary

The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of dear parents Leon and Stella; brothers Tom and Art Ouellette and sister Laura.

Given by Terry Ouellette.

Before going to church checklist.

Announcements:

Please let us know if you are coming to church. We will be having communion this week since we missed last week.  Everyone will remain seated, and the minister will come to you.

While you are welcome to come to Epiphany without letting us know in advance. It is very helpful if you can email by Saturday at 6:00 if you are coming at 9:15 or 11.  adamcorriganholowitz@gmail.com.

For our contact tracing Log, let us know how many people are in your group, providing each person’s full name, email, phone number and address including postal code.

If you or anyone in your party becomes unwell you can cancel at any point up to the start of church by emailing.

Church capacity is limited to thirty people.

Due to social distancing, please remain seated for the service.  If we stand or kneel, we draw to close to those in front of us.

The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of dear parents Leon and Stella; brothers Tom and Art Ouellette and sister Laura, given by Terry Ouellette.

*Thank you Rev. Peter. for Preaching on Sunday at the 11 a.m service

*Breaking News update on Keanna from Dan and Sue – The family received a phone call at 1:00 this morning, about a possible match for Keanna. They are in Toronto awaiting blood tests and if all is well the transplant will occur later today. Will let you know how things progress. Everyone’s thoughts and prayers are appreciated Dan and Sue. Further update, talked to Dan today and Keanna’s blood test were good and the transplant is going ahead tomorrow Sunday September 27. Keep Dan, Sue, Keanna and family in your prayers.

*Virtual SPAGHETTI DINNER. Have your own special spaghetti dinner sometime this weekend of September 25 – 27.  Make it exceptional – Checkered tablecloth; Candles; (Use your imagination)  Take a picture of you enjoying your special dinner.  Send Ron the photo by Monday ( churchofepiphany.london@gmail.com ) to be posted on our website so that we all can share our spaghetti dinner together virtually. The website will be open for comments for a short period starting Sep 26.

*Apportionment: Jar $150 + 15.45!  Thank you to all giving,  In various ways, weekly in our envelopes etc.

*Food Cupboard.   Butch. 519-615-9106.

*Remembrance Day this year. We are renovating the Cenotaph courtyard.  We will have a short ceremony on Nov 11.  We will listen to the broadcast on CBC radio. Lower the flag. This way we will have a ceremony to keep the tradition of a service of Remembrance every year since the end of WWI at the church of the Epiphany intact.

*Thank you for your generous love of Epiphany.  Our Church does much good, quietly, without fanfare.   Let’s all keep up our Good Work!

*Our thanks to the people who are continuing their envelope giving’s because the church expenses continue, even while we are not at weekly worship. We are missing our fundraisers.  If you wish, if you are able, you may mail your donation to:

Mrs.Barb Smallman.  Envelope secretary

4860 White Oak Road

London, Ontario

N6E 3Y8

519-680-0649

*Thank you to Adam for the technical work.  Thank you to  Ron S. for his faithful work on the website.  Thank you, Stephen and Anusha for the music.

 

Bible Readings for Sunday Sep 27

Here are our weekly recommended Bible Readings for Sep 27

Our Prayers

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples,

‘I am with you always’.

Be with me today, as I offer myself to you.

Hear my prayers for others and for myself,

and keep me in your care.

hrist be with me, Christ within me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort and restore me.

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in hearts of all that love me,

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

from St Patrick’s Breastplate

 

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy

in this time of uncertainty and distress.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may rejoice in your comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us

from your love.  Amen.

Our Prayers are asked for: Lori; Marcel; Linda; Garfield; Pat and Tony;, Allan and Aunt Frankie; Jim, Henry; Jan; Sylvia;  Carol; Mike;  Avery;  Ralph; Linda Melanie; Marlene; Pam; Zaden; Kendra; Bill, Sheila, Jessica, Jamie Nancy & Clyde; Sylvia;   Mary;  Keanna,  Ella; Alex; Sonia; Evelyn; Marion; Mark; Dan; Alanna; Howe; Jeff; Brian; Doug; Alex,  Gord; Tara;  Jack; Pat; Grant; Kathy; Lynda; Diane; Jean; Ola and Roman; Mildred; Brian; Belinda,;  Kim; Edie; Ross; Francis & Bill ; Jeff;  Diana, Ian, Edna, Matthew & Annika; Evie & Rodger; Darrin; Joanna; John & Lynda; Val; Grace; Craig; Erika.

From Rev Teresa

*Link for September 13 and September 20 Services in case you missed them.

Sep 13

 

Sep 20

 

 

*Pastoral Phone Calls.  In these unusual times, Please do not hesitate to call.  To chat, to share, to touch base.  Teresa 519-671-0577

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A Message to the Diocese

Link to Amber Stage Diocese of Huron

https://diohuron.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Loving-Our-Neighbours-AMBER-Stage-Diocese-of-Huron.pdf?utm_source=Weekly+Announcements&utm_campaign=e5ee420893-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_07_20_08_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd375e91ba-e5ee420893-198396001

Yours in Christ,
+Todd
Bishop of Huron

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*Our Weekly Service will now be on the website by Saturday.    If you have trouble getting it, just email, and we can send it out to you.  Thanks for taking part.  So far one week we had almost 200 worshippers, last week we had 100.  *The Church Website You can just click here:  http://www.thechurchofepiphany.com/  

*Pop Cans for Keanna.

*Pastoral Phone Calls.  In these unusual times, Please do not hesitate to call.  To chat, to share, to touch base.  Teresa

*Service September 13?  We are hoping to start services September 13.  It will be socially distances, with lots of safety measures.  But at least we will be back in our church.  Stay tuned for updates.  We will send out the service by internet for those who do not feel an in person church service is the best option for them at this time.

*Our thanks to the people who are continuing their envelope giving’s because the church expenses continue, even while we are not at weekly worship. We are missing our fundraisers.  If you wish, if you are able, you may mail your donation to:

Mrs.Barb Smallman.  Envelope secretary

4860 White Oak Road

London, Ontario

N6E 3Y8

519-680-0649

*Food Cupboard.   For needs text Butch. 519-615-9106. 

*Are you able to help water our garden?  Maybe pull a few weeds?  Please drop by.  Thank you

Thank you to Adam for the technical work.  Thank you to  Ron S.for his faithful work on the website.  Thank you Stephen and Anusha for the music.

 *There are three ways to contribute at Epiphany : Prayer for the church; Help at events; donations if possible. Our Lord knows us.

*Thank you for your generous love of Epiphany.  Our Church does much good, quietly, without fanfare.   Let’s all keep up our Good Work!

*The Church Website http://www.thechurchofepiphany.com/

The Little Church that Cares
www.thechurchofepiphany.com

Contact: Rev. Teresa Corrigan

email: teresacorrigan1@gmail.com

phone: 519-671-0577 [cell]

The Church phone is unmonitored. Please feel free to leave a message and we’ll get back to you. 519 432 2837

Canada Day at Epiphany

Hello Everyone

I know we can’t be together at Epiphany on Canada day, but I want to share our Music Director Anusha’s version of O’Canada with you.

She very generously shared it with Rev Teresa. So here it is for all to here. Let’s all pretend we’re together and loud as possible sing along with Anusha’s playing.

Anusha O’Canada

Services at Epiphany Cancelled

Hello Everyone.

It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that effective immediately all services at Epiphany have been put on hold. We don’t anticipate gathering before the upcoming Easter Weekend. Please keep you and your loved ones safe. Our prayers are with you and everyone affected by the Covid-19 virus pandemic outbreak.

Cans for Keanna

Don’t throw out that aluminum. Save it and bring it to Epiphany. Crush it down first if you are able.

 

All Saints – Safe Home

All Saints

At the firehall three bells indicates all safe home. At Epiphany on all saints day we ring our bell as each name on our All Saints list is read. When everyone’s name has been read we ring the bell three times to indicate all safe home.

Here is our All Saints List

Rae Whittington

Stan Whittington

Catherine Whittington

Billy Whittington

Barb and Ross Turner

Bill and Mary Whale

Les and Ethel Whittington

Robert and Marjorie Williams

Robert Williams

Lindsay Williams

James and Susan Whittington

Burt and Goldie Black

Russ Bell

Jack Davies

Ken O’Liari

Eleanor O’Liari

Keith Lindsay

Gerald, Doug, Robert

Randy and Ricky Gillan

Leo and Catherine Corrigan Patrick Corrigan

Diane Buie

Ben and Gert Smallman

Stew and Molly Tack

Helen Jamieson

Don McColl

Cameron and Jean Stewart

Douglas Stewart

Marion Lyons

Melba and Tony Zanni

Glenn Whittington

Betty Whittington

Susan Christensen

Janet Whalls

Fred and Janet Haskell

Laura Freeman

Mary, John and David Sylvester

George and Delores Walker

Bob Bonnell

Ernie, Thelma, Bill and Helen Brereton

Theo Joyes

Annie and Howard Aldington

Vic Thompson

Kathy Roedding

Tracy Aldington

Keith and Doreen Winterton

Bert and Mabel Winterton

John and Alta Wilson

Florence and Bill Brock

Ellen Brereton

Joe Bowman

Cliff Varey

Ted Varey

Peter Scott

Jean-Pierre Tremblay

Daniel and Helen Bonner

Florence and Willis Ball

Ev Sweet

Robert “Bob” Cyril England

Phyllis Mennell

Joyce Gillan

Donald Hawkins

June Ball

Dianne Walker Barfett

Lisa Aldington

Raymona Joyes

Fred Bowman

Norman Watterton

Monneen Elliott

Jim Maguire

Norma June Barr

Norma Barr

BARR, Norma June
(nee Walker)

In her 95th year with her family by her side, Norma passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London, Ontario on July 23rd, 2020.

Predeceased by her husband James Barr (1988), daughter Susan Thomson (2016) and siblings Bill Walker (1990), Phyllis Mennell (2018), George Walker (2005) and David Walker (1991). Norma is survived by children Carolyn (Brian) Bouchard, Peter Barr, Julie (Steve) Clarke and grandchildren Andrew and Ian Thomson, Christopher Bouchard, Lindsay Meroniuk and Stephanie Bouchard, Kyle, Craig and Lesley Barr and Timothy and Jillian Clarke. Norma is also survived by sisters Sheila Stafford, Helen Johnson, Gerry Davis and Carole Hawkins.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Norma’s life will be held at a later date, after the COVID-19 pandemic. Sympathy donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 485 Windermere Road, P.O. Box 1449 Station B, London, Ontario N6A 5M2, the Humane Society London & Middlesex, 624 Clarke Road, London, ON N5V 3K5 or to Church of the Epiphany, 11 Briscoe Street West, London, ON N6J 1L9. Arrangements entrusted with A. MILLARD GEORGE FUNERAL HOME, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

Published on July 28, 2020

St James Westminster Canada Day Service

Hi Everyone

Our friends at St James sent us this link to their Canada Day Service. Have a listen.

 

 

St James Westminster Canada Day Service

James Arthur Maguire (Jim)

 

June 24, 1929 – May 27, 2020

An engaging storyteller, accomplished gardener and precision woodworker, Jim Maguire passed away at the Dearness Home on May 27. He was in his 91st year.

Jim was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he remembered spending Saturdays walking to town with his father and visiting the pet store to “talk to the parrots.” He would play cricket in the street with friends, and when he got older, he would wander up to the mountains nearby and pick bluebells. “My mother would say she never could find me,” he once recalled. His was a youth also defined by the war years. On Easter weekend in 1941, for instance, not yet 12, he rode a tram through Belfast during an air-raid, “with all these bombs falling and guns firing and searchlights and dogfights in the sky.”

In his teens, he apprenticed as a wood patternmaker at the Sirocco Works, where his father worked. After a four-year courtship that began on a dance floor in the seaside town of Bangor, he married Pat Moore in 1950. In fact, they might not have met had Pat not approached him during the “lady’s choice” part of the night. He later remembered: “I saw a group of young ladies heading in my direction, when someone touched my arm and said, ‘Would you like to dance?’ I think Pat saved me from the stampede!”

The couple and their growing family later moved to Bangor. In time, Jim established his own renovation and homebuilding business. In 1965, with four children, Jim and Pat emigrated to Canada, where they made their home in London, Ontario. Jim worked at Gudgeon Brothers until retirement. He volunteered at Parkwood Hospital and with the breakfast program at Kensal Park Public School. Retirement also allowed him to resume lawn bowling, and he joined a local league just as he had done back in Bangor decades earlier. For many years, Jim was an active member of St. Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church.

Predeceased by daughter Joanne, Jim leaves wife Pat; children Jim, Patricia and Shane; son-in-law Bob; daughter-in-law Diane; grandchildren Melissa (Sean), Michael, Melanie, Jesse (Taryn), Maggie, Daniel (Melina), Craille (Alexandros), Ryan (Asher) and Colin; and great-grandchildren Sydney, Andre, Jermaine, Fiona and Eila. He is survived also by brother David (Vicky) and by nephews and extended family in Ireland and England. Jim was predeceased by sisters Gertie and Margaret, brother Albert, and parents John and Mary.

Jim’s family thanks Dearness Home staff, especially in the Oakdale wing, for their care and for the many kindnesses shown to Jim and Pat over Jim’s stay there.

Cremation has taken place, and plans for other remembrances are pending. Those wanting to pay tribute to Jim may make a donation to the Alzheimer Society in his memory.

Published on June 1, 2020

 

 

Garden 2020

Hi Folks

Someone’s been working in the garden Hint Hint (ask Teresa). If you can spare some time weeding and watering, that would be much appreciated.

Olivia Formosa

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our little angel of 5 years, Olivia Marie Formosa, on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 following a courageous battle with brain cancer. Olivia was an old soul, loving, smiling and singing Frozen and Frozen 2 songs through her biggest battles. ‘Liv’ was the cherished daughter of Brooke Formosa and Zachary Mayer and adoring sister of Paisley. Precious granddaughter of Lino & Kari Formosa, Mary Mayer and Robert Cubrt and great granddaughter of Mary & the late Arthur Formosa, Donald & the late Patricia Moore, Phillip & the late Sue Mayer. Treasured niece of Sarah and Katie Formosa and Brandon Mayer. She was a feisty, unforgettable and magical beacon to her family, friends and community. A private family visiting will be held with a proper celebration of Olivia’s life to be announced at a later date. The HAYCOCK-CAVANAGH FUNERAL HOME, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. If desired, remembrances to Childcan, The Childhood Cancer Research Association may be left at the funeral home 519.627.3231. Online tributes may be left at www.CavanaghFuneralHome.ca The family would like to thank the community and especially the angels of the Children’s Hospital – London Health Sciences Centre, Sick Kids Toronto, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Holland Bloorview Rehab Centre and Ronald McDonald House for their outpouring of love and support.

Published on May 2, 2020

The community came together on Tuesday for a touching tribute and celebration for a brave local girl, who has received her angel wings.

Olivia Formosa passed away at her home in Wallaceburg on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

She was five-years-old.

Olivia inspired many, was a fighter and showed tremendous courage during a three year battle with brain cancer.

Shortly after Olivia turned two years old, doctors found a mass that surrounded her cerebellum, her brain stem and down into her spinal cord.

Over the past few years, Olivia underwent multiple procedures.

She returned home from the hospital on Monday.

To honour Olivia and support her family, a special celebration of life cruise took place in Wallaceburg on Tuesday evening.

Over 450 vehicles packed the parking lot outside of the former Sobey’s building on McNaughton Avenue. Bicycles, ATV’s, cars, trucks and emergency service vehicles drove in a parade down Albert Street and by the Wallaceburg Christian School, where the Formosa family gathered.

Some of Olivia’s favourite characters, Princess Elsa, Anna and Cinderella were present and waving as the cruise drove by Olivia’s family.

Honking horns could be heard throughout the entire neighborhood as the parade participants tried to make the parade a fitting tribute to Olivia.

Wallaceburg resident Madison Bembridge, a friend of the Formosa family, told the Sydenham Current she has known Brooke Formosa, Olivia’s mother, for a few years, as her child Scarlett used to have play dates with Olivia, as they were only a few months apart in age.

“When I heard about Livie getting sick, I was heartbroken,” Bembridge said.

“I’ve followed her journey and prayed that she would fight this. After three long years of battling, God decided that it was time for Livie to gain her angel wings and go up to heaven.”

Bembridge added: “Olivia has touched many hearts and Brooke is a strong will-powered mom, who did the best she could through this hard battle. Livie is a warrior. She was a strong, beautiful little girl. She fought her battle till the very end. Fly high sweet angel.”

The Chatham-Kent Police Service traffic unit was supportive of the event, helping to organize the blockades and direct traffic during the celebration cruise.

Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services Station #3 Wallaceburg firefighters and Chatham-Kent EMS paramedics were also present to show their support.

St James Reflections

Here’s a link to some recorded audio services at our Mother Church St James Wesminster. Thanks to the St James worship team; Rev Keith Nethery, Steve Holowitz, Paul Stevenson, Paul Grambo, Shen Jones, Victoria Piovesan, Gerry Adams, Hana Scorrar and Keith Nethery. Thanks also to our friend John who serves as recording engineer.  Please sit back and enjoy some spiritual renewal time.

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