Archbishop D.T. Owen of Toronto dedicates Omemee Honour Roll
Omemee, June 21 (PNS) – The congregation of Christ Anglican church, Omemee was honoured recently by a visit from most Rev. Derwyn T. Owen, Archbishop of Toronto and primate of the Church of England in Canada.
As it was the 50th anniversary of the W.A. of the church the special message of the Archbishop was directed to the ladies of this organization. During the service, Mr. W.G. Stephenson unveiled the honour roll and Archbishop Owen dedicated it. Also a bread box for use in the communion service was dedicated by the Archbishop. The box had been donated to the church in memory of Mrs. Wm. McQuade (Sr.)
Names appearing on the honour roll were: Ernest Allen Adams; William Acreman; John Bannon; Vernon Hunt; Arthur Jamieson; James Johnson; Ross McConnel; John Magee; Thomas Rowan; Richard Skuce; James Stone; Lowery McQuade; William Stephenson (killed in action Aug. 1941); George Stephenson; Norman Thorne; Charles Weir; James Eggleton; Ernest Eggleton; Donald Eggleton; John Deyell; George Magee; John Smelt; and Daniel Hugh Leith.
Following the service in the church a reception was held in the basement. Mrs. Fred Bent read a very interesting historical sketch of the organization of the Auxiliary.
A lovely birthday cake with 50 golden candles centered the table. Miss Louise Curry, the oldest member of the Auxillary and who had been Dorcas Secretary for 49 years, was seated at the table. She put the knife into the cake. Mrs. Adams and Miss Edith Curry poured tea.