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n March 6, our highly esteemed,   man. Many of the comments made by his
               greatly  loved,  and  deeply  re-  fellow-workers expressed this fact; state-
        Ospected brother Mr. Robert (Bert)   ments like, “He was a true gentleman;”
        Dobson Reilly went to be with Christ. He   “He was respectful, humorous, kind and
        was born in Letterkenny, Northern Ireland,   sincere;” “He was a true gentleman who
        on November 12, 1927, and was saved in   was respected by all those of us fortunate
        gospel tent meetings held by Mr. John   enough to have known him;” “He was
        Hutchison and his son Jim in June of 1947.   the epitome of a gentleman and caring
        He married Louise Lowry in July 1952 and   individual;” “a very fine man;” and “a
        moved to Canada in 1954.             gracious man.” With our knowledge of
          He was a godly, gracious man whose   present-day conditions, one statement was
        faithfulness and commitment to the things   particularly revealing. A fellow-worker
        of  God  were  unwavering  through  70+   noted that he was “ahead of his time for
        years of Christian living. As a shepherd   how he treated all the women at the Board.
        and teaching elder in the assembly at Pape   He was a gentleman.”
        Avenue, (latterly Victoria Park), he served
        the Lord and His people with an unselfish   He  is  survived  by  his  wife  Louise
        and sacrificial spirit. For the last decade,   (“Louie”), a son Bruce (married to Korine)
        he was in fellowship in the Unionville   a daughter Heather (married to Ian) Mar-
        assembly, where his wisdom, Christian   gerison, nine grandchildren, five great-
        character, and spiritual contributions were   grandchildren, a brother (Derek), and a
        deeply appreciated.                  niece and nephew.
          For many years, he and his dear wife   By the grace of God, a convert can be
        handled subscriptions for Truth & Tidings   made in a moment’s time. Character, (and
        magazine, a demanding and burdensome   its influence), is something that requires
        task. He also served as the magazine’s   years of consistent Christian living. In the
        treasurer, and functioned in that capacity   home-call of Bert Reilly, his family has
        for numerous city-wide gospel campaigns   lost a beloved member, the Unionville
        held by some of the Toronto assemblies. He   assembly has lost a valued elder, and the
        handled all these varied responsibilities   Toronto area has lost a leader and depend-
        with grace and integrity.            able guide. Such believers are neither easily
          Whether at home, in the assembly, or   nor quickly replaced, if ever. And they are
        at work, he was a true Christian gentle-  never forgotten.

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