Service for Sunday February 18

*The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of a dear wife Mavis Aldington & Father Fred, and daughter Tracey, given by Darrin.

*St. Patrick’s Show and Party. Saturday March 16.  $25. 6:30: Bar Opens, Pizza Served, 50/50 for sale in lobby before the show. 7:30: Variety Show. 9:00 PM: Kitchen Party. 10:30 PM Clean Up “The Irish have taken to pizza like ducks to water.”   

*Valentines concert.  Feb. 9  $475.00

*Easter March 31

*Garage Bake 9 to 12.  April 6.   Good saleable items received with gratitude April 5 1:00 till ? during Set up.  Volunteers needed. Sadly we do not have storage space. 

*Penny Social May 3 6:30 for 7:30.

*There are three ways to support our church.  Volunteering at events.  Generosity.  Prayer.  Our church is a fun meaningful team.

*After church snack or lunch.  Please make use of the sign up sheet to make sure your beautiful food is enjoyed the week it is brought.  Tell Teresa if you can not come.  Please bring your food in a container so you can easily take any leftovers home.  If you have not signed up, just come enjoy someone else’s treats.  Sign up in the future.   

*Meat and Veggie Pies.  5$ still some available.

*Mint smoothies Sandra $3

*Cancelled stamps. Gloria Thompson.

*Rinsed empty drink containers Dan Davies

*Please remember Our food cupboard.  Butch  519-615-9106. 

*May 12. Mother’s Day. Bishop Todd visits.  Communion.

 

 

*If you wish, our regular weekly donations or special donations may be sent to our Envelope Secretary:

Barb Smallman

4860 Whiteoak Road

London, Ontario

N6E 3Y8

 

519-680-0649

 

Bible Readings for February 18

 

Audio Service for February 18

 

Opening:

Artist of souls,

you sculpted a people for yourself

out of the rocks of wilderness and fasting.

Help us as we take up your invitation to prayer and simplicity,

that the discipline of these forty days

may sharpen our hunger for the feast of your holy friendship,

and whet our thirst for the living water you offer

through Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

ReadingGenesis 9:8-17

9:8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him,

9:9 “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you,

9:10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.

9:11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

9:12 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations:

9:13 I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

9:14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds,

9:15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.

9:16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”

9:17 God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

Sermon 

Minister’s Report to Vestry 2024

Looking back over the last year, it strikes me that we live in a miracle.  You and I are part of a miracle called The Church of the Epiphany and The Manor Park Memorial Hall.  This miracle has been flowing on for the last 108 years.  For this we give thanks to God and to everyone of every generation who love our church and contribute generously.  This is a special place for sure.  Like a warm hug some say.  An architectural gem for sure.  A little country church in the city.

Looking back things have changed.  People have changed.  Times have changed.   Some of the times our church has lived through have been very difficult.

 

Even now every year we face challenges.  Financial.  Personal.  You name it.  

 

Yet through it all this church has opened Sunday morning for a quiet rendezvous with our church family and a quiet talk with the Lord.  The Lord walks with us at Epiphany.  Miracles abound here.  

 

As we read in 1 Samuel 7:12 “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”

 

We can trust going ahead in our life as a special little community and light called Epiphany.  We are meant to be here.  We receive the help we need.  

 

Post covid we have struggled to restart our special fundraising and fun events.  The Bazaar, Carol Sing, Penny Socials, Meat and Veggie Pies etc.  Most have been going well.  It is at such events that we work side by side and form bonds and support each other in life’s journey.

We hesitate to commit to a dinner like the Spaghetti or Beef Dinner.  Volunteers, participants, food purchases etc. are all feeling tenuous and uncertain post covid and without Denise at the Flying M helping, a dinner seems a daunting undertaking.

 

However, as the old saying goes, God is always opening the way ahead.  This is true of our Community Hall changes.  With the help of Trivia Nights and the theatre community, as well as church supporters we have already purchased a set of risers which make a stage or raked audience seating.  

 

Now we are looking toward purchasing theatre lights.  This is making our space work the for performing arts.

 

When we wrote our grant applications for our accessibility addition, we said that we wanted to be a venue for smaller performers with less financial means than is required for big venues in our city.  This would support culture and the arts in London.  We continue to do this by making our hall an attractive place.  This is win win in that it allows us to meet some of our size able yearly expenses here at Epiphany as well as supporting culture.

 

Admittedly this requires all of us to make adjustment and it requires give and take by people and groups at Epiphany.  We may need to use other spaces for activities.  We may make additions in that space to make it suitable for more activities.  

 

Of course the definition of a small strong congregation according to Kennon Callahan is “just enough space for everyone to share, but not so much space that the building becomes the mission.”   We are thankful for all who understand this and are flexible.  

 

Of course, it is in everyone’s interest to do all we can to meet our budget of some $140,000 a year.

 

Which brings us to saying thank you.  Thank you to each and everyone who does their best for Epiphany.  As we always say there are many ways to support our church.  Volunteering at events.  Supporting events by coming out.  We support our church by our giving.  Plus we all pray for our church.  

 

Our church is a committed team where everyone gives and contributes.  This gives us strong friendships and companions on our journey.  

 

We head into this year glad to be being led and helped by our Lord who always goes ahead, opening the way ahead in this very special community called Epiphany.  

 

Thank you to God and to each and every one of you. 

 

Teresa

Hymn:  In the Garden

I come to the garden aloneWhile the dew is still on the rosesAnd the voice I hear, falling on my earThe Son of God discloses

And He walks with meAnd He talks with meAnd He tells me I am His ownAnd the joy we share as we tarry thereNone other has ever known

He speaks and the sound of His voiceIs so sweet the birds hush their singingAnd the melody that He gave to meWithin my heart is ringing

And He walks with meAnd He talks with meAnd He tells me I am His ownAnd the joy we share as we tarry thereNone other has ever known

I stayed in the garden with HimThough the night all around me is fallingBut He bids me go, through the voice of woeHis voice to me is calling

And He walks with meAnd He talks with meAnd He tells me I am His ownAnd the joy we share as we tarry thereNone other has ever known

None other has ever known 

 

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God,

the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again

to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Prayers:

Beloved friends, in this season of repentance and healing,

we accept God’s invitation to be ever-mindful of the needs of others,

offering our prayers on behalf of God’s community in the church and the world.

 

Prayers: Suzanne (Ron and Jan);  Maureen (Linda); Don & Fay; Sig & Buffy (Lois) ; Gloria A. (Carol); Christine A.; Bob H.; Dori;  Garfield; Eunice S.; Connie C.;  (Church)  Belinda,;  Ross B., Francis & Bill W.; Jeff G. (Dori); Kenny;  Jim T.; Norma A,;Dave F.; Peter T.;  Dan B.;. (Garfield & Diane);   Amy W. ; Yvonne;Maryanne; GusJay P.;; Rick W.;.; Sharon;  Anne F.; Marcel D.; Jeff B.; (Sandra); Joel; Melanie; Marlene H. Pam B. (Barb & George);  Ella D., Keanna, Nancy (Dan & Sue); Jamie; (Gloria); Marilyn; Val ; Karen T.;Bill, Sheila, Jessica, Sonya, Jamie (Peter);, Lisa (Keeling), Wendy; Sarah-Jane P.; Linda H.; Sharon D.; Philip D; Jacquie and Cam D.; Janice L & Darrin R;  Roland;  .(Suzie D.)

 

Fill us with your strength

to resist the seductions of our foolish desires

and the tempter’s vain delights,

that we may walk in obedience and righteousness,

rejoicing in you with an upright heart. Amen.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Prayer based on Scripture:

God of our salvation,

your bow in the clouds

proclaims your covenant with every living creature.

Teach us your paths and lead us in your truth,

that by your Holy Spirit,

we may remember our baptismal vows

and be keepers of your trust with earth and its inhabitants. Amen.

 

Blessing from the Book of Common Prayer:

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. 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.

Food Cupboard Wish List

 

Here’s an updated wish list for our food cupboard

Brown Beans with or without pork,

Mushroom soup,

Vegetable soup and

Chicken noodle soup,

Canned vegetables except cream corn,

Uncle Bens Rice,

Sidekicks,

Minute Rice,

Pancake Mix (just add water kind),

Pancake Syrup,

Sugar,

Jam,

Cheese Whiz,

Canned fruit,

Any canned meat like Tuna, Flakes of Ham, Chicken or Turkey and luncheon meat.

Laundry soap,

Plus anything else you think of except tomato soup, toilet paper and instant coffee which we luckily have an abundance of.

Thank you  for your generous donations. 

 

Cans for Keanna

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

 

Donna McColl

 

McCOLL, Donna

Peacefully passed away, with loved ones by her side, on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at the age of 67. Beloved mother and best friend of Lindsay Hall (nee Trelford), and cherished mother-in-law of Nathan. Devoted daughter of the late Donald and Mildred McColl. Much loved sister and sister-in-law of Janet and Ron Stewart, and Wendy and Rod MacSween. Loving “auntie” to Suzanne Hallay (Peter), Cait and Sara Stewart, and Scott MacSween (Carmen). Dear “great auntie” to Mason, Max, Ivy, Carter and Bazil. She will be fondly remembered by her extended family and friends.

Donna was a long time employee of Bank of Montreal, and closed out her career in banking and finance at Point B Financial, making lasting friendships along the way. She was extraordinarily independent, had an unmatched work ethic, and was stunningly brilliant. Donna was a reader, a life-long learner, and loved to travel, going on annual adventures with her daughter. Her life was filled with music and laughter, sarcasm and wit. Donna was an animal lover, and she will be missed by her furry friends, Kenny and Dolly. She was young at heart, had a twinkle in her beautiful green eyes, and was a fighter until the very end.

Family and friends are welcomed for visitation on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 12-1 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1997 Dundas Street East. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery to follow. For those who wish, donations may be made to Thames Valley Education Foundation “Caring Fund.” Online condolences may be shared at www.forestlawnmemorial.ca

Service for Sunday February 11

The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of a dear mother and father Ellen and Tom Davidson, grandmother and grandfather Carfrae and aunt and uncle Annie and Harry given by Mr. & Mrs. Ian McKenzie. The flowers in the church today are in loving memory of Jan’s sister Donna, given by Ron and Jan.

*Music for Valentines. Wasn’t that a party?  Fantastic music.

*Ash Wednesday Feb. 14.  

*Easter March 31

*Garage Bake 9 to 12.  April 6.   Good saleable items received with gratitude April 5 1:00 till ? during Set up.  Volunteers needed.  

*Penny Social May 3 6:30 for 7:30.

*There are three ways to support our church.  Volunteering at events.  Generosity.  Prayer.  Our church is a fun meaningful team. 

*Meat and Veggie Pies.  5$ still some available.

*Mint smoothies Sandra $3

*Cancelled stamps. Gloria Thompson.

*Rinsed empty drink containers Dan Davies

*Please remember Our food cupboard.  Butch  519-615-9106. 

*Mark your calendars. St. Pats.  March 16.  

*May 12. Mother’s Day. Bishop Todd visits.  Communion.

 

*If you wish, our regular weekly donations or special donations may be sent to our Envelope Secretary:

Barb Smallman

4860 Whiteoak Road

London, Ontario

N6E 3Y8

 

519-680-0649

Bible Readings for February 11

 

Audio Service for February 11

 

 

Opening:

Holy God, mighty and immortal,

you are beyond our knowing,

yet we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ,

whose compassion illumines the world.

Transform us into the likeness of the love of Christ,

who renewed our humanity so that we may share in his divinity,

the same Jesus Christ, our Lord,

who live and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Reading Mark 9:2-9

9:2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them,

9:3 and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.

9:4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus.

9:5 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

9:6 He did not know what to say, for they were terrified.

9:7 Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!”

9:8 Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

9:9 As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

 

 

Hymn: They Will Know We are Christians 

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord;
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord;
And we pray that all unity will one day be restored.

And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love,
yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand;
We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand;
And together we’ll spread the news that God is in our land.

We Will work with each other, we will work side by side;
We will work with each other, we will work side by side;
And we’ll guard each man’s dignity and save each man’s pride.

All praise to the Father, from whom all things come;
And all praise to Christ Jesus, His only Son.
And all praise to the Spirit who makes us one.

 

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God,

the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again

to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Prayers:

O God, as your Son drew apart

to be in prayer with you,

we offer our prayers

for the transformation of the world and the church.

 

Prayers: Suzanne, Peter, Mason, Max and Ivy; (Ron and Jan);  Maureen (Linda); Gloria A. (Carol); Julie; Christine A.; Bob H.; Dori;  Garfield; Eunice S.; Connie C.;  (Church)  Kenny;  Jim T.; Norma A,;Dave F.; Peter T.;  Dan B.;. (Garfield & Diane);   Yvonne;Maryanne; GusJay P.;; Rick W.;.; Sharon;  Anne F.; Marcel D.; Jeff B.; (Sandra); Joel; Melanie; Marlene H. Pam B. (Barb & George);  Ella D., Keanna, Nancy (Dan & Sue); Jack, Lisa, Mike (Keeling), Wendy; Sarah-Jane P.; Linda H.; Sharon D.; Philip D; Jacquie and Cam D.; Janice L & Darrin R;  Roland;  .(Suzie D.)

 

We remember and pray for Donna, and all who mourn her passing especially Jan and Ron. 

 

 

You revealed your glory and presence

in your beloved Son, Jesus the Christ.

In receiving our prayers,

reveal the glory and presence of your Spirit

alive in the world today,

free us from all doubts,

and empower us to act as a transfigured people. Amen.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Prayer based on Scripture:

Holy God,

you have revealed the glory of your love in Jesus Christ,

and have given us a share in your Spirit.

May we who listen to Christ

follow faithfully,

and, in the dark places where you send us,

reveal the light of your gospel. Amen.

 

Blessing from the Book of Common Prayer:

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. 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.

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

Baker Prize

This year the Church of the Epiphany cookie raffle had a new twist – a special, bakers only raffle. This year’s inaugural winner was Joan Cresswell. Congratulations Joan.

 

Norman Laird Ball

July 16, 1928 – November 26, 2023

Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at the age of 95. Norman was born on July 16, 1928. Loving husband of the late June Evelyn (née Lilley) Ball. Father of James Ball (Coral) of North Bay and Susan Daines (late Richard) of Stoneycreek. Grandfather of four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Brother of Marjorie Wilson (late Bruce), Ena Parker (late Douglas) and the late Jessie Butson. A funeral service will be conducted at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 12:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, London. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Norman are asked to consider the LHSF – Cancer Program or a charity of their choice.

Annual Epiphany Lunch – Mandarin 2023

106th Service of Remembrance

Year 2023 marks the 106th year that a service of Remembrance was was held at the corner of Briscoe and Holborn. Here are some pictures from our annual service.

On November 10th, the Orange Owls from Western Daycare visited with their teachers. 

 

 

 

 

Here’s some pictures from the 106th Service of Remembrance

And after the service

 

More photos to follow

Kim Ruth Pargeter

Of St. Thomas, passed peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on October 5, 2023, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 65th year. Beloved wife and best friend of Scott Pargeter. Dearly loved mother of Melissa Patel (Sunny) and Brittany Letkemann (Bryan). Cherished grandmother of Nora and Wyatt. Dear sister of Pam (John), Ross (Tammy) and Rob (Karen). Lovingly remembered by several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Kim was born in London on March 14, 1950, daughter of the late Jack and Doris Black. Kim was a retired unit clerk at LHSC. She loved to scrapbook and will be sadly missed by her fellow “Scrapbook Girls”. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Mark Vincent at the London Regional Cancer Program for the compassionate care he gave to Kim throughout her journey.

In keeping with her wishes, a private family service will be held. Cremation has taken place with interment of ashes in Woodland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (ALK Research) or to the London Regional Cancer Program. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas entrusted with arrangements.

Jack Graham Phoenix

 

 

PHOENIX, Jack Graham
March 6, 1944 – September 28, 2023
London, Ontario

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Graham Phoenix at University Hospital. Jack has been a resident of the new Southbridge Long Term Care Home (formerly Chelsey Park) since 2015, soon after his stroke. He is a lifelong resident of London with the exception of a few years where he lived in St. Catharines, and a couple of decades in Kitchener-Waterloo. He worked in the Heating and Air Conditioning business for the majority of his working years, retiring from the City of Kitchener Gas Company. He grew up in East London and attended Ealing Public School and Beal Secondary School. As a teenager, he began serving his community as a Disc Jockey doing parties for young people. He operated a “Young People’s Group” and later served on the Board of Directors at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of London. He continued that hobby throughout his life and has been a part of many people’s celebrations over many decades. He was the resident disc jockey at the nursing home, doing Gaither Gospel and other events during his time in LTC, right up until this past summer. He was the Charter President for the London-Middlesex Civitan Club in 1975. The club’s motto is “Builders of Good Citizenship” and is a volunteer organization dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. During his time with the KW Civitan Club he appeared as the life-sized version of the “Good Bear” in association with the Waterloo Regional Police Department. This project provided for the distribution of “Good Bear” teddy bears in traumatic situations. He was at many City of Kitchener family functions, parades, festivals and celebrations in conjunction with the Police force. He was often found at the Police and Fire & Safety Village working alongside the officers and fireman encouraging good safety practices. The name Civitan is derived from the Latin word meaning citizenship and Civitan members are known to have certain traits in common. The strength of conviction, the courage to care, the desire to get involved and make a difference and they all have a BIG heart. Jack has demonstrated these qualities throughout his life, both before and through Civitan. Jack remained a lifetime member of the London Middlesex club and helped to sponsor progressive Euchre tournaments at Chelsey Park to raise money for the Home’s recreation department (prior to Covid). He made many friends at the nursing home and that community is going to deeply miss his dynamic presence throughout the entire home. Jack is survived by his wife for just short of 60 years, Julie (nee Forgrave), his daughters Cheryl (Bill) Taylor and Tracie (Mark) Hilchey, as well as his grandchildren, Matthew (Naama), Casey (Karen), Weston (Meaghan), Micartney (Vitoria), Gage (Krystina), Brock, Chase and his great-grandchildren, Billie, Saul and Daniel. He was predeceased by his parents Milton and Dorothy (Oscar), his brothers Ray (Doris), Bob, stepbrother Conrad, stepsister Donna, as well as his niece Kathy. He will be missed by his only remaining sibling Elaine (Bill) Blaney as well as his stepsister Gwenda (Lloyd) Kirilenko and his many nieces and nephews. Jack had many very close friends throughout his lifetime, an impossible list to define. A celebration of life service will take place at The Church of the Epiphany at 11 Briscoe St. W. London, Ontario, on Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m., with a time for lunch to follow where I’m sure many memories will be shared. Please RSVP if possible so that we can prepare appropriately to host you at; jackphoenixservice@gmail.com. In lieu of Flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: The Church of The Epiphany, St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation (specifically in honour of the Heart Failure Clinic) who provided exceptional care during his most difficult last few months, London Health Science Centre (specifically in honour of the ICD Clinic) who helped to keep him with us for the extra time we had or (specifically in honour of the Cardiology Department) whose angels cared for him and remained with him in his final hours).

Jack Black

BLACK, John Ross Albert “Jack”

After a lengthy illness, Jack Black of London, found his peace on Monday, January 30, 2023 in his 88th year.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doris (nee Whittington) Black. Loving father of Kim (Scott), Ross (Tammy), Robert (Karen) and Pam (John). Proud grandfather to 9 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Ruth Ann MacFarlane of Hamilton, Bob Black and his wife Gloria of Quebec and brother-in-law of Beverly Black of London. Predeceased by his brothers William, James and Thomas.

Born in Kapuskasing, Ontario to Goldie and Bert Black. He was a proud veteran of the Royal Canadian Regiment serving 28 years at home and abroad. In his retirement he enjoyed time fishing on the great lakes. He was a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge, and devoted participant.

Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are welcome for visitation on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 1-1:45 p.m., followed by a Masonic Service under the auspices of Middlesex Lodge No. 379 A.F. & A.M. at 1:45 p.m., and the memorial service at 2 p.m., all held at the Church of the Epiphany, 11 Briscoe Street West, London. PLEASE NOTE: As a request by the family, masks are required to attend the church. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jack are asked to support the London Regional Cancer Program, c/o London Health Sciences Foundation, 747 Base Line Road East, London, ON N6C 2R6. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com