January 14, 2017

Death of two retired priests

It’s with regret that I pass on the news of the recent deaths of two retired priests and archdeacons of the Diocese of Quebec.

The Venerable Allen Cook died in hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, on Thursday, in his 86th year. Archdeacon Cook served as the incumbent of the Parish of New Carlisle and as Archdeacon of Gaspé in the 1990s. Ordained in 1957, he also served as a priest in the dioceses of Montreal, Niagara, Huron, and Toronto. More details about his life, ministry, and funeral arrangements can be found on the link
http://www.lifenews.ca/announcement/7066207-cook-archdeacon-allen

The Venerable Doctor Tom Settle also died this week. Born in Manchester, England, in 1931, he was a rare combination of philosopher, scientist, economist, theologian, professor and pastor. After an accomplished academic career, which included 15 years as Dean of the University of Guelph’s College of Arts, Archdeacon Settle became an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Niagara in 1991. (He was ordained a Methodist minister in 1957.) In 2001 he came to the Diocese of Quebec with his wife, the Rev. Mia Anderson, serving until his retirement in 2008 as Archdeacon of Quebec and honorary assistant at St. Michael, Sillery, and also serving congregations in St. Malachie, Lac-Beauport, Loretteville, and Valcartier. I am not yet aware of funeral arrangements for Archdeacon Settle, but will try to pass them on when I know of them.

In the meantime, please join me in giving thanks for the lives and ministries of these two faithful servants, in praying for the repose of their souls, and in offering my condolences to all those who mourn their deaths.

Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.

+Bruce

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