Fort McMurray: Gordon and Doreen Williams visited June 13-14. Our brother spoke at the S.S. picnic on Saturday which was well attended by adults and children, and also spoke in ministry and gospel on Lord’s Day. Norman Mellish visited, with his wife, from June 30 – July 3 for ministry.
Vancouver: The Fairview assembly requests prayer for a gospel series commencing the last week of October, D.V., with James McClelland and John Meekin. Please pray for the Gospel Booth effort at the Pacific National Exhibition during the last two weeks of August. A new 30’ x 30’ portable structure has been designed and constructed.
Brandon: The saints enjoyed a Lord’s Day visit from Noel Burden, en route to Terrace, BC for gospel meetings.
Moncton: On June 13, the annual Sunday school picnic was attended by a large number of people. Jonathan Procopio spoke, and also stayed for the Sunday meetings, giving appreciated ministry on “Gleaning.”
Newfoundland and Labrador
Seal Cove: David Hierlihy and James McClelland had a good series of gospel meetings from May 24-June 14.
St. John’s: The saints enjoyed visits from Andrew Kluge of Chile and Eric Fowler on successive Lord’s Days in June, and were encouraged when a young brother was received into fellowship.
Bridgewater: John Meekin and Jon Procopio plan tent meetings here in early August. Prayer will be appreciated.
Falkland Ridge: At the end of May, James McClelland and John Meekin concluded a gospel series with good attendance and interest, and with some blessing.
New Glasgow: Albert Hull and David Hunt plan a tent series commencing July 26 on Little Harbour Road. The prayers of the Lord’s people are invaluable.
Tatamagouche: In early June, Albert Hull and Peter Ramsay concluded over four weeks of gospel meetings. The assembly was encouraged with numbers and the help of other assemblies in the area. A nice number confessed Christ to the glory of God.
Weaver Settlement: The saints were encouraged when a middle-aged man obeyed the Lord in baptism. Bruce Barkhouse spoke at the baptism.
Westville: Prayer is requested for ten children’s meetings in this new area, commencing July 13 in the Recreational Center. Christians met on June 27 to distribute tracts and invitations.
Brampton: In May, Larry Buote had meetings using his chart on Solomon’s Temple.
Kitchener: The Christians have planned a Seed Sowers visitation July 13-17 followed by two weeks of gospel tent meetings July 19-31 with John Dennison (Mexico) and a local brother. A Vacation Bible School is planned for the mornings of the first week. Please pray that God will bless during these activities. The Christians have recently been encouraged to hear missionary reports by Tony Flett, Samuel Ussher, Mark Bonnell, and Paul Poidevin.
Lambton Shores: The Lake Shore assembly was visited on different occasions recently by Jack Nesbitt, William Metcalf, Alvin Cook, and Marvin Derksen. Paul and Eunice Poidevin were here June 10, and our brother spoke of their work in Zambia. On June 26, Andrew Robertson completed two weeks of youth meetings with the topic “Seeing the Invisible.” Over 80 children attended, some with perfect attendance.
Newbury: The prayers of the Lord’s people will be valued for a series of gospel tent meetings in Cairo, ON which commenced July 12 with James Beattie and William Metcalf . These brethren have visited this area which is about ten miles from the assembly, and will continue as interest directs them.
Oshawa: The saints appreciated a Lord’s Day visit, followed by two nights ministry, by Larry Buote. It was also enjoyable to have visits with ministry and reports from David Thomson (Columbia) and Andy Kluge (Chile). The assembly was encouraged by a visit by Frank Sona on a Lord’s Day in June followed by four nights of ministry on assembly truths.
Taylorside: In June, Bryon Meyers and Wm. Skates faithfully preached the gospel nightly in a tent for two weeks in the Melfort area. The saints were encouraged by some interest shown. The conference was smaller, but profitable, with a good number of ministering brethren present.
Ashford: The Springfield (MA) assembly had a two-week series of gospel meetings in a tent with J. Smith and local brethren D. Hanley and G. Good. This area has never been visited with the gospel before, and there was very good interest, with 21 local residents attending, some regularly. There was no profession of faith during the meetings, but at least one seems to have a true interest in salvation. The assembly plans follow-up meetings in a home as the Lord leads.
Augusta: The saints profited from a weekend series with Dr. Higgins on “Christ in the Gospels” May 15-17. The assembly also appreciated a visit from Mark Procopio for the Mother’s Day dinner for the children’s Bible study students and their mothers May 10.
Saugus: The June Bible Reading conference was fairly well attended, and help was given to David Vallance, Michael Penfold, and Frank Sona who had the responsibility for subjects of Salvation, Baptism, and Fellowship, with James Smith and Walter Gustafson giving help. At the close, David Vallance exhorted and challenged the saints, and the gospel was solemnly spoken by James Smith, Frank Sona, and Michael Penfold. Following the conference, Michael Penfold spoke at the Rehab Center, and he and Jim Smith each had a evening of ministry. Our Children’s Vacation Bible School commenced June 30, continuing each Tuesday for eight weeks. Invitations by mail and door-to-door visitations resulted in some interest.
Worcester: The saints were encouraged by visits from W. Lavery and W. Gustafson in June.
Ferndale: Frank Sona ministered in eight challenging sessions using Mr. Andrew Douglas’s chart on Egypt to Canaan. Listen on http://www.ferndalegospelhall.com. Visits from Jim Beattie, Wm. Metcalf, and Andrew Robertson, were also encouraging and timely. Please pray for many in our area who are searching for employment.
Jackson: An excellent number of visitors attended gospel tent meetings in June conducted by John Meekin and Murray McCandless. The Lord graciously blessed in salvation. Continue to pray for many unsaved, some who travelled great distances to hear a clear gospel message.
Livonia: The assembly enjoyed gospel meetings in May with Jim Beattie and Andrew Robertson. Attendance and interest were good as the gospel was faithfully preached. One soul clearly professed faith in Christ, and others were stirred. Please pray that the Lord will deliver those who expressed an interest in salvation.
Sherman: The assembly would appreciate prayer for a gospel series purposed to commence August 23 with Brian Crawford and Stu Thompson. A children’s series will be held in the mornings.
Fridley: Eric McCullough and Robert Orr visited the saints in June for an all-day meeting. We are thankful for the practical ministry.
Burwell: At the annual all-day meeting June 28, encouraging and profitable ministry was given by Joel Portman and Roy Weber.
Livingston: Following the May conference, the saints were encouraged with the ministry from Frank Sona. Dale Vitale also visited in May and provided an informative update on the work in Montana among the Hutterite community. Andrew Kluge of Chile visited in June with an encouraging report, and Peter Ramsay presented a gospel message at the Sunday school picnic.
Pennsauken: The tent meetings with David Oliver and Peter Ramsay were characterized by faithful preaching, excellent attendance with a large number of visitors, good contacts, encouraging children’s and teen meetings during the last week, strong support from the Barrington assembly, and some blessing in salvation.
Akron: Paul Poidevin gave an interesting report of the work of God in Zambia.
Cleveland: Bill Seale was with the assembly for a two-week gospel series which was marked by excellent attendance.
Baker City: John Fitzpatrick and Bryon Myers are to hold gospel tent meetings July 6-16 on the fairgrounds in this eastern part of the state. Please pray for efforts such as this in new territory, that brethren will be preserved, and that the gospel will have free course and be glorified.
Hatboro: The assembly completed four weeks of gospel tent meetings May 31-June 28 when David Petterson and Eugene Higgins preached faithfully each night. There was good support from the Christians, and a good number of unsaved out most nights, yet no one professed salvation. David, with help from the Christians, also had a week of children’s meetings at this time. This truly was a time of sowing as well as refreshment for the saints.
Indiana: Over 45 different children came to the VBS, with 37 present for the final meeting. Kevin Valvano gave valuable help. Some expressed an interest in coming to further meetings of the assembly. Bill Lavery gave the assembly three nights of most appreciated ministry in May.
Clearview: David Booth and Dan Shutt had almost three weeks of gospel meetings at Clearview Center. We are thankful for God’s hand in blessing, both in saving souls and the encouragement of the assembly. The assembly is looking forward to building a new Gospel Hall in the community, as land has been purchased and building plans have been submitted to the county for their review.
Ontario: N. Crawford and A. J. Higgins were with the assembly for eight sessions of ministry over two days on Philippians, with emphasis on the believer’s mind. Over 200 attended on Saturday. The Lord graciously gave the speakers help, and many expressed appreciation for the helpful teaching.
Chihuahua: The new hall has been completed to a level sufficient to begin holding meetings. Some finishing details as well as the second floor will be completed, DV, over the coming months. The first Breaking of Bread meeting was held in the new hall May 31, followed by the baptism of four new believers the following Tuesday.
Republic of Ireland
Bridgetown, County Donegal: Two young people were baptized, one of them has been added to the assembly and the other to the assembly at Magheracorran. During the month of May, Sam Patterson and Gilbert Stewart continued gospel meetings in a portable hall in fellowship with the Magheracorran assembly. A good number of local people have been attending. John Fleck and Stephen Gilfillen continue gospel meetings in a portable hall in fellowship with the Bridgetown assembly with local interest and two professing salvation.
Longford: The assembly was recently encouraged to see three young believers obey the Lord in baptism and added to the assembly. The monthly children’s meeting finished in May for the summer; while numbers are small, some new local children have been attending. John Rodgers visited the assembly for gospel and ministry in June; believers attended from Dublin and Sligo.
Rathmines: The annual meeting of believers was held on the first Saturday and Lord’s Day in May. The believers were encouraged by helpful ministry from J. G. Hutchinson, T. McNeill (N. Ireland), J. Smith (USA), and J. Stubbs (Scotland). Warm fellowship was enjoyed with those visiting from other parts of Ireland and beyond. In June, Wesley Martin conducted a week’s Bible Study in the book of Ruth. The readings were profitable and attendance good from the assembly and also from the district.
Kansas City, MO
September 5-6, in the Gospel Hall, 4603 E. Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO; Tel 816 924-6346, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, at 7pm. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Sunday: Bible Reading 9:30am (Hebrews 13:1-16), Breaking of Bread 11am, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 6pm. Corr: William Jackson, 1613 Ashland Pl, Blue Springs, MO 64051; Tel; 816 228-3591.
September 12-13, at the Hardwick Elementary School (Hardwick village jct of Routes 14 & 15) with a Prayer Meeting, Friday, September 11 at 7:30pm in the Gospel Hall, 153 Cherry Street. All other meetings in the School where meals will be served. Saturday: Breakfast 9am, meeting times 10am, 2pm, and 6:30pm. Lord’s Day: Breakfast 8:15am, Breaking of Bread 9:30am, Ministry/Gospel 2pm. For information or lodging arrangements, contact Bill Scott at 802 472-6257, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sault Ste Marie, ON and MI
September 11-13, to be held in the Gospel Hall, 475 Wellington St. East, Sault Ste Marie, ON. Prayer Meeting on Friday, September 11, at 7:30pm. Saturday: Ministry 10am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm. Lord’s Day: 10: 15am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 7pm. Bible Reading at 1:30pm both days (Post-resurrection Appearances of the Lord Jesus). Corr: David West, Tel; 705 945-9245; email@example.com; Hall Tel; 705 949-1101.
September 18-20, with Prayer Meeting on Friday at 7:30pm. All meetings are in the Arnstein Gospel Hall, 10762 Hwy 522. Subject for Bible Readings is “The Seven Utterances of the Savior on the Cross.” Saturday: Bible Reading, 8:45am, Ministry 11am, 2pm, and 7pm. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 8:45am, Breaking of Bread 10am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Corr: Tom Dellandrea, Tel; 705 757-0222, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for advance accommodations.
September 19-20, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, September 18 at 7:30pm. All meetings will be at the Hitesville Gospel Hall, rural Aplington, IA. Directions: from Highway 3 about 6 mi. west of Allison, take county road T25 south to 260th Street (gravel road), then east 1/2 mile to the hall. From Aplington, take county road T25 north (at the Lincoln Bank corner) to 260th Street (gravel), then east 1/2 mile to the hall. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 6:15pm. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 9am (Matthew 27:24-61), Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Ministry 2pm. Corr: Dr. Larry L. Brandt, P.O. Box 683, Parkersburg, IA 50665; Tel; 319 346-1084; Hall; 319 347-2333.
Chapman Valley/Parry Sound, ON
September 26-27 in the Chapman Valley Gospel Hall, Hwy #124 at Miller Road, 16 km west of Hwy #11. Prayer Meeting on Friday, September 25, 7:30pm, with supper served at 6pm. Breakfast served at 8:30am on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday: Bible Reading 9:45am (Creation vs Evolution); Ministry 1:45pm; Ministry/Gospel 6:45pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 9:45am; Children’s Meeting 1pm; Ministry 2pm; Gospel 7pm. Chapman Valley Corr: Russ Longhurst, 28 River Road, RR#2, Sundridge, ON, P0A 1Z0, Tel; 705 387-4393. Parry Sound Corr: Tom Hulcoop, 9 Edward Street, Parry Sound, ON, P2A 2W5, Tel; 705 746-5919.
Midland Park, NJ
September 26-27. The 68th annual Conference, with Prayer Meeting on Friday, September 25 at 8pm. Saturday: Prayer/Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 6pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am; Sunday school 11:45am, Prayer/Ministry 2pm, Gospel 6pm. Brethren expected are John Grant (Scotland), Murray McCandless (Nova Scotia), and Dan Shutt (Michigan). Contact for accommodations: David Hamilton, 189 S. Central Ave., Ramsey, NJ 07446; Tel; 201 312-8439; E-mail: email@example.com.
New Lenox, IL
September 26-27, in the Lincoln Way West High School, corner of Illinois Highway and Gouger Road in New Lenox. Prayer Meeting Friday at 7:30pm at the Gospel Hall, 13550 West Rt. 6, Mokena. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 6:30pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 3:30pm. Accom: Brent Studnicka, 138 Wallace St., New Lenox, IL 60451, Tel; 815 463-9590, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 3-4. Meetings are in the West Delaware Middle School, 1001 Doctor St. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2pm, Testimony 6:15pm, Gospel 7pm. Lord’s Day: Bible Reading 9am (Phil 2:1-16). Breaking of Bread 10:30am, Ministry 2pm. Prayer Meeting Friday evening at the Gospel Hall at 7:30pm. Contact: Kenneth Gentz, Tel 563 927-4662.
October 3-4, at the Sussex High School, with the Prayer Meeting, Friday, October 2 at 7:30pm at the Sussex Gospel Hall. Saturday: Ministry 10am and 2:30pm, Children’s meeting 1:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 1pm, Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Corr: Jim MacIntosh at email@example.com, or Tel; 506 847-5863. Accom: Trevor McClelland at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tel; 506 433-1234.
St. Thomas, ON
October 10-11, with Prayer Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 9 in the Gospel Hall, 1 Sunset Drive. All other meetings will be held in the Parkside Collegiate, 241 Sunset Drive. Saturday: Ministry 10:30am and 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Ministry 2:30pm, Gospel 7pm. Corr: Lyle McCandless, 45 Pol Crescent, St. Thomas, ON, N5R 5P9; Tel; 519 637-1602; School; 519 633-0090.
October 10-12 in the Burnaby South Secondary School, 5455 Rumble Street, Burnaby. Prayer meeting Friday 8 pm in the Victoria Drive Gospel Hall, 4659 Victoria Dr. Meetings on Saturday: Bible Reading 10 am, Ministry 2 pm, Gospel 7 pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 9:30 am (Gospel Hall), Ministry 2:30, and Gospel 7 pm. Monday: Bible Reading 10 am, Ministry 2 pm. Bible Readings are on Galatians 3 and 4. Corr: P. Broadhead, Tel; 604 468-4979. E-mail: email@example.com.
October 24-25, with Prayer Meeting on Friday 7:30pm. All meetings will be in the Stark Road Gospel Hall, 9280 Stark Road, Livonia. Saturday: Prayer, Praise, and Ministry 10am and 2pm, Gospel 7pm, Meeting for Young People 8:30pm. Lord’s Day: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 12:45pm, Prayer, Praise, and Ministry 2pm, Gospel 7pm. Corr: David Vallance, 21600 Currie Road, Northville, MI, 48167. Tel; 248 446-9346, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Hall: 734 425-4910, www.starkrdgospelhall.com. For accommodations, contact Tim Fouts, Tel; 248 476-5013, or email@example.com.
November 7-8, in the Gospel Hall, 401 Lane Street. Saturday: Bible Reading (James 1) 2pm with ministry following. Sunday: Breaking of Bread 10am, Sunday school 11:30am, Ministry 1:30pm. For information or accommodations: Fred Stevenson, Tel; 573 201-1282, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Will Trowbridge, Tel; 479 665-4189, E-mail: Will@madisoncounty.net.
November13-15, at the Brampton Fair Ground. The conference will be on the topic of “Gospel Outreach.” Confirmed speakers are Marvin Derksen, Jim Jarvis, Murray McCandless, Murray Pratt, and Bert Snippe. For more information contact Dwight Dyke, Tel; 519 853-3090; email@example.com.
Westbank, BC – August 1-2
Fort McMurray, AB – August 28-30
Akron, OH – September 5-6
Arlington, WA – September 4-7
Clementsvale, NS – September 5-6
Beetown, WI – September 7
Hitesville, IA – September 19-20
Bryn Mawr, PA – November 14-15
Change of Address
Marcus Cain: Due to bandwidth problems, VoIP numbers 623 298-4291 and 902 482-7153 have been cancelled.
Jack and Ellen Saword: New E-mail addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com.
Change of Correspondent
Toronto, ON (Langstaff Gospel Hall): Andrew Ussher, 189 Oxford Street, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 4L6; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Cecil Woods of Kilmore, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland, on April 17, age 67. He was saved June 18, 1966 while attending gospel meetings of H.S. Paisley and Wm. Warke in Newtownstewart. He was baptized and received into fellowship at Kilmore where he remained steadfast. He loved the Lord and His people, and for many years was an elder with a loving care for the saints. He had an excellent testimony among neighbors and workmates, and had the joy of seeing his dear wife, his three sons, and daughter all saved and in assembly fellowship. One son, Gary, has been serving the Lord for a number of years in Isle of Man, and his son-in-law, S. Gilfillan, serves the Lord full time in N. Ireland. The very large funeral was a token of the respect he held in the area. A. Davidson, S. McBride, T. McNeil, and R. Wilson, took part in the home, and at the graveside, W. J. Nesbitt and B. McCaskie. Prayer is valued for Mrs. Woods and family, and the assembly.
Helen Groothuis of Cedar Falls, IA, on April 25, age 92. She was saved July 23, 1934 through the truth of John 3:16, and lived in the joy of sins forgiven and peace with God. Faithful all her life to the assembly and to her Lord, she was a godly example and leaves a goodly heritage. She was predeceased by her husband Herman in 1959, and son Ivan in 1993. She carried on a tract ministry for more than 40 years She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Peggy Groothuis, Wilmar, MN; a son Glen (Marilyn) Groothuis, Cedar Falls; a daughter Lois (Steve) Lamb, Grants Pass, OR; 13 grandchildren, and 34 great grandchildren. The funeral service was shared by Russ Nesbit and Eric McCullough.
Lois Smith of Albuquerque, NM, on April 27, age 86. Lois was saved in July 1953 while reading John 3:16 during tent meetings held by Fred Pearson and Matt Kennedy. She was a faithful and very helpful sister in the assembly and will be greatly missed by the believers here. Please pray for her unsaved son and his family.
Miss Jean McCandless of St. Thomas, ON, on May 5, in her 92nd year. She was born January 3, 1918 and born again February 7, 1932. She was gathered in assembly fellowship in 1938 in St. Thomas and for forty years in the London assembly, but latterly with the St. Thomas assembly. She appreciated her salvation and taught Sunday school. She continued in faithful attendance as her health allowed and is greatly missed by brothers Allen and Lyle McCandless, and many nieces and nephews. John McCandless, a nephew, gave the eulogy, and Jack Nesbitt preached the gospel. Murray McCandless, her nephew, spoke at the graveside.
Elaine Westlake of Steubenville, OH, on May 8, after a brief illness. She was saved December 13, 1959 during gospel meetings that were being held by Steve Mick. Her husband, Richard, was saved a short time later. They were received into the Toronto, OH assembly. Their home was known for gracious hospitality, and where the Lord’s servants were lovingly cared for. Elaine was truly a beloved mother, and her meek and quiet spirit exhibited the graces of Christ. Elaine is survived by husband Richard, two sons, Paul and Keith, their spouses and four grandsons, one of whom professed salvation the day following the funeral. The funeral was shared by Robert Surgenor and Max MacLean.
Dorothy Bain of Arnstein, ON, on May 11, age 88. Our dear sister was saved in 1932 at the age of 11. In the 40’s she went to Toronto to work and was in fellowship in the Bracondale assembly. In 1950, she returned to Arnstein and married Ed Bain. Together they were very faithful to the assembly, doing the hall cleaning, and often keeping visiting preachers in their home. Due to failing health, she spent the last three years in a nursing home in Powassen, ON. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband in 1985 and son Jeff in 2002. She leaves a sister, Betty McGrath (Langstaff) and a brother Don Brunne (Arnstein); also two daughters and their husbands, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, for whom prayer is requested. David Booth and Clarence Black spoke the gospel faithfully at the funeral.
Phyllis Meyers of Taylorside, SK, on May 14, age 88. Our dear sister was saved as a young girl and remained in assembly fellowship for many years until failing health prevented her from attending. She was predeceased by her husband Ronald in 1987. She was noted for her love to her family and others, and will be greatly missed by her three children, their spouses, and grandchildren. Morgan Taylor and John Parker shared the service at the hall and the grave.
Mrs. Dollie Rush of Tylertown, MS, on May 21, age 93. Our dear sister was saved in January 1956 when Matthew 11:28 came to her mind as a troubled soul. She was a part of the founding of the assembly and manifested a good testimony to all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her life had many sorrows in the loss of loved ones, but she bore these patiently. She will be remembered by visiting saints for her hospitality in hosting Sunday lunches for the Christians. Jesse Howze and Keith Young shared the funeral. She is survived by one son and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, some of whom are not saved.
Edmund C. Smith of Huntsville, ON, on May 23, age of 90. Saved at the age of 33 during the last meeting of a gospel series with John Adams and Bert Grainger, he was baptized and received into assembly fellowship about three months later. He remained faithful and had a passion for the gospel which he preached the last Sunday before his homecall. He was an elder for many years and loved the assembly, the Lord’s people, and entertaining the Lord’s servants in their home. The large funeral was taken by Lorne Langfeld where the gospel was faithfully spoken to many unsaved that were present. He is survived by his wife Mildred of 56 years who is in the assembly, as well as four children, all saved, two in assembly fellowship. Please pray for the 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Many of the grandchildren are saved, and some in fellowship. Please pray for salvation and restoration.
Willard Russel Mailing of Clementsvale, NS, on June 6, age 83. Willard’s parents were the first-fruits in the Clementsvale assembly. He was saved in early life and was with the assembly for many years until he was transferred to the Community Health Center. Willard was a quiet brother but was faithful in attendance to assembly meetings. He is missed by his devoted and faithful wife Shirley, daughter Lois, two sons Wayne (Kathy) and Roger (Reta), and grandchildren. Prayer for the family is appreciated. James McClelland conducted the funeral service and spoke a tender, faithful, and challenging word to the large number present. Lionel Cress assisted in prayer and at the grave. “One by one their seats are emptied, one by one they’ve gone away. Here the circle has been broken; will it be complete one day?”
Robert Alexander Watson of New Glasgow, NS, on June 6, age 64. Our dear brother was saved in 1981, and was a consistent, caring brother and a great encouragement to the assembly. He retired from his strenuous work as a helicopter pilot and trainer because of ill health, and his testimony to all during his weakness was an inspiration to doctors, nurses, and friends. His smile to the very last testified to a calmness and confidence in his Savior he loved and served. His brother Bill, Nick Fourdraine, and brother-in-law Doug Phillips shared in the large funeral service. Fred Bartlett gave a short word at the grave. Robert’s home-call resulted in salvation blessing. Remember in prayer Jeanette his devoted wife, children Jeff, Jason, and Mary, and their spouses and grandchildren; also brother Bill (Marion), and sisters Anne (Ivan) Fisher and Mary (Jim) O’Connor.
Mrs. Janet Walser of St. Thomas, ON, on June 17, in her 81st year. Our dear sister was born December 14, 1928 and born again September 30, 2002. For many years she suffered from cancer with an indomitable spirit, and in the end, had a great desire to depart to be with Christ. When able she attended the meetings faithfully. Janet supported her husband Ted in preparing text magnets which they sent to many parts of Canada and beyond. She will be missed by her husband, four children and their spouses, grandchildren, and surviving brothers and sister. The funeral was shared by David Patten and George Patterson. Glen Woodside spoke at the graveside. Many friends and relatives filled the hall.
Irene Hill of Taylorside, SK, on June 20, age 92. Our dear sister was born on a farm in the Taylorside district and lived there for most of her life. Irene accepted the Lord Jesus as her Savior as a young person and was part of the assembly, attending faithfully until unable to do so. She leaves nephews and nieces, and numerous great-nephews and nieces for whom prayer is valued. David Taylor took the funeral service.
Ruth Woodside of St. Marys, ON, on June 28, age 87. She was saved as a girl, and met and married her husband, Jack Woodside, in the Baptist church. In 1960, they learned the truth of the assembly and gathered with the saints in London. They continued in the fellowship there until 1978 when the assembly was planted in St. Marys. She was known for her faithfulness and support to the assembly. Known for her artistic talent, many of the pictures she painted were made into magnets, etc., used by many for gospel work. She will be greatly missed by her three children, three grandchildren, and all who knew her. A large funeral was conducted by Ted Walser, George Patterson, and Hugh Garnham. “The memory of the just is blessed” (Prov 10:7).