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Esther Holowitz

Mrs. Esther Holowitz

(nee Sylvester) passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Born in Fort William, ON on July 3, 1924, she was a lifelong resident attending local schools and retiring from the National Film Board in 1989. Predeceased by her father and mother Beniamino and Giovanna Silvestri, sisters and brothers-in-law Mella and Tony Zanni (Thunder Bay), Ada and Joseph Dlhoucky (Thunder Bay), Joseph and Elsa Sylvester (Sudbury), Bruno and Lena Sylvester (Thunder Bay), sister Mary Sylvester (Toronto and Thunder Bay), brother John Sylvester (Ottawa), sister-in-law Gina Sylvester (Toronto). She is survived by Fred, her husband of 67 years, son Stephen (Teresa), London, ON, daughter Cathy (Doug) Thornbury, ON, grandchildren Adam (London, ON), Elena (New Westminster, BC), brother Leonard Sylvester (Toronto), sister-in-law Evelyn Sylvester, (Ottawa), special walking partner and niece Jean Makiw, and numerous nieces and nephews in Ottawa, Toronto and Thunder Bay. A member of the St. Agnes’ CWL and a charter member of TOPS ON 502. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. If friends desire donations in memoriam may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Toys for Tots, Thunder Bay.

The family would like to thank the staff of Birch Wing-Hogarth Riverview Manor for their compassionate care of Esther, particularly in her final days.

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Published in The Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal on Dec. 16, 2020.

Mirland Brodie Talk – 1981

Remembrance Day at Epiphany

The Orange Owls from a nearby daycare made their annual pilgrimage to the Manor and Highland Park Cenotaph. It was a heartwarming experience for the remembrance committee secretary and chairman to interact with these innocent, beautiful 2 and 3 year olds and their teacher Julie. Once again the Orange Owls have touched us by leaving some Remembrance Day art work now on display in the Church.


We Will Remember Nov 11 2018

The We Will Remember concert Sunday November 11 2018 was a great success. A huge thank you to Stephen for all his work putting on the concert. As anyone there will tell you it was simply amazing. There were historical newspaper reports, beautiful music, great vocals featuring Paul Grambo and Katie Clarke, an historical piece written by Adam featuring Elsie Perrin Williams and her husband. It was a fantastic show and it raised almost $1700. Thank you very much to Stephen and crew.

The morning before the concert I met John who had come by to pay his respects at our cenotaph. John is a radio host at CHRW and when he learned about our upcoming concert suggested that he could record it and play it on the radio.

John showed up with all his gear and recorded the We Will Remember concert

Here is the link to the podcast.

For those of you unable to attend the concert, please have a listen. Once again it was a great concert. Thank you! Thank you! Thank You! Stephen

Thank you also to John for putting the concert over the airwaves and providing us with this podcast.    Thank you John!!!

Afghanistan Project

The Manor and Highland Park Cenotaph sits on church property at the corner of Holborn Ave and Briscoe St. This year the committee overseeing the Cenotaph has upgraded the monument with an Afghanistan Memorial tribute. The WW1 soldier was lifted off the monument. The old granite base was removed and then replaced with a new larger granite block. The new block was inscribed with the following:

The official unveiling has taken place during our Service of Dedication October 27, 2018. Donations to this memorial project may still be made to Church of the Epiphany Memorial Fund – Afghanistan.

Please watch the You Tube video.


Thank you!!



Cans for Keanna

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


Hilda’s Granddaughter  in Youtube video

Here’s a post you all want to read. Hilda’s granddaughter was recently competing the World Karate Competitions in Ireland and caught the eye of up and coming rock star songstress KT Tunstall. KT was so impressed she reshot her Video Human Being featuring Hilda’s granddaughter doing a nunchuks demonstration. Very Cool.

Here’s the link

KT Tunstall Captures Youthful ‘Punk Spirit’ in New ‘Human Being’ Video

Grand Opening October 2016













Our Grand opening was a wonderful success. To have a look at the festivities click on “Epiphany Photos” at the top of this page.

Renewal of Vows Ceremony

Here are a few photos from the recent renewal of vows ceremony



Ground Breaking Ceremony

*Saturday May 30th, 11:00 AM
Prayers can be answered. The proof was that the rain held off during the Church of the Epiphany’s ground breaking ceremony. In fact the weather was hot and sunny, though a bit on the humid side. Rev Teresa Corrigan welcomed the guests and dignitaries to initiate the ground breaking ceremony which will once again bless the community of Manor Park with an accessible community hall type facility.
Epiphany (the little church that cares) has started down the road to accessibility. The ground breaking ceremony represents the beginning of three months of construction. The end result will be an addition that will join the church and memorial hall together and make them both fully accessible.
The planned addition will house an elevator and an accessible washroom. This does not come cheap or easy for Epiphany. Fundraising began nearly eight years ago. To date, almost $500,000 has been raised – thanks to the efforts of the congregation, their supporters, various donors, and generous grants from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Federal Government’s Enabling Accessibility Program, The Westminster College Foundation, and St James Westminster Church.
Archdeacon Sam Thomas led off the addresses by reading a letter from the Bishops. Minister of State for Science and Technology Ed Holder was next, bringing greetings from the Federal Government. Ms Peggy Sattler, MPP for London West, reflected on how the loss of Manor and Highland Park Public School deprived Manor Park of an accessible meeting place, and how Epiphany has stepped up to the plate by making their Memorial Hall accessible. Councillor Stephen Turner, representing the City of London, congratulated Epiphany for their fundraising efforts, pointing out that the congregation had raised well over $200,000 – nearly 50% of the funding required. Mr. Ross MacDonald told how pleased the Ontario Trillium Foundation was to be involved in this partnership. By coincidence, another Stephen Turner (warden for St James Westminster Church) talked about how proud his church was of the work done by their offspring. (The Church of the Epiphany was founded as a mission by St James Westminster).
The touching ceremony was made more memorable by trumpeter Paul Stevenson who played several pieces during the service and an especially moving hymn during the release of a dozen white doves at its conclusion.
Architectural and engineering drawings are complete. Construction will be starting as soon as building permits are obtained and hopefully will be complete for October 18th – when Epiphany celebrates their 100th anniversary.

*Here’s some photos from our ground breaking ceremony












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