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n Saturday, February 13, 2021,   His exercise was to take the gospel into
               our esteemed brother and fellow   small towns and villages, visiting house
        Oservant, Timothy Kember, was         to house, making contacts and inviting
        called home to be with the Lord.      people to cottage meetings. In addition to
          The words from 2 Timothy 4:7-8 are   Prince Edward County, places where he
        a fitting summation of his life: “I have   laboured included Maberly, Henderson,
        fought a good fight, I have finished my   Arden, Cross Lake, Brockville, Peterbor-
        course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth   ough and Blind River. He had a real gift
        there is laid up for me a crown of righ-  in visiting with people and talking to
        teousness, which the Lord, the righteous   them about their souls, and this continued
        judge, shall give me at that day: and not   all through his life. I had the privilege
        to me only, but unto all them also that love   of working with him over a number of
        His appearing.” 1                     years in the gospel, and I value highly the
          We miss many of our brethren who have   time we spent over the Scriptures and in
        been taken from us in the past few years,   prayer, and the many practical lessons he
        “who have spoken unto [us] the word of   taught me.
        God: whose faith follow, considering the   Timothy was truly a Christian gentle-
        end of their conversation [i.e., manner of   man who lived a life of consistency, integ-
        life]” (Heb 13:7).                    rity, honesty and generosity. Throughout
          Born in 1921 in Sarnia, Ontario, into a   his long life of nearly 100 years, he was
        family of 11 children, Timothy was the   cheerful, happy, faithful and God-fearing.
        last surviving member of this family. At   All the Lord’s people can take a lesson
        the age of 14, during a series of gospel   from his God-pleasing example.
        meetings  held  by  Lorne  McBain  and   We will miss his presence and help in
        Robert Crawford, he trusted Christ, ap-  the assembly here in Picton. He was a true
        preciating the words of Romans 5:6: “For   overseer and shepherd. The last time he
        when we were yet without strength, in   and Mary were out to our assembly meet-
        due time Christ died for the ungodly.” In   ings was March 2020, before COVID-19
        1946, he and Mary Turnbull were married   caused us to close our meetings.
        and enjoyed 74 years together. They were   Timothy leaves behind his wife Mary
        commended to the work of the Lord by   and seven children: Elisabeth (Desmond)
        the Sarnia Gospel Hall in 1948 and moved   Norris,  Rachel  (Don)  Mazerolle, Alan
        to Prince Edward County. He joined in   (Rhonda) Kember, Anne Kember, Lucy
        to help G.P. Taylor, who had been doing   (Bruce) Brundage, Aaron (Suzanne) Kem-
        gospel work in the area, and saw an as-  ber, and Ken (Janet) Kember; 17 grand-
        sembly planted in Picton in 1950.     children and 31 great-grandchildren. The
        ¹ All Scripture quotations in this tribute are from   funeral was taken by his sons Alan, Aaron
        the KJV.                              and Ken Kember.

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