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J. W . E. NEWBERY
Père : NEWBERY
Décès le : 2004-10-12
Parution : 2005-01-12
Paru dans : Northern Life, Sudbury, ON

NEWBERY, Rev. Dr. J.W.E. (Edward) ---– on October 12, 2004 in his 96th year at Simcoe, Ontario. Beloved husband of Rena for 68 years and father to Peter (Lynn), Mary Cragg (West), Andy (Linda), Timothy (deceased), Susan McKane (David), Wendy (Doug Allgeier). Gikumih (grand- father) to Sara (Eli), Mark (Lesley), David (HyeRan), Ted (Ali), Jeanne (Rob), Tim (Arlyn), Beth, Pamela, Paul, Erin, Evie and Clare. Great grandfather to Mateo, Connor, Noah, Ari, Calvin, Meghan, Lindrena, Hannah, Olivia and Abigail. A minister within the United Church of Canada (Emmanuel, 1934), he served pastorates in Ontario and Hazelton, B.C. Principal of St. Andrew's Theological College, Trinidad, 1950-59. President/Principal of Huntington College, Laurentian University (1960-1967). Founder and Professor of Native Studies and Professor of Religious Studies, University of Sudbury,1969 to 1986. Co-developer with the late Art Solomon of the Native Studies program within Canada's Penal Institutions and long-term member of Amnesty International. An honourary Native elder, and recipient of honourary Doctoral Degrees from Victoria, Laurentian, and Huntington Universities. Sudbury Human Rights Commission Citizen of the Year, 1973. With life-long commitment to peace and reconciliation between faith communities and as a proponent of Native Spirituality, he and Rena were awarded the Order of Canada in 1989 for their work in social justice. Known and admired for his moral courage, his legacy is one of building bridges between faith communities. His faith continues to shine through countless students and fellow pilgrims. Deeply missed for his devotion to teaching, his generous friendship, his wise counsel, and sense of humour, he lived with honour in the vast and mysterious world of creation. Memorial Services to celebrate his life will be held in St. James United Church, Simcoe, at 2:00 p.m. on October 26, and at the University of Sudbury at 10:00 a.m. on November 5. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the David Suzuki Foundation or the J.W.E. Newbery Bursaries, University of Sudbury, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6. "O God around me, Your Spirit is the great wind and the quiet breath of every creature. Everything is alive in You and toward You all things are moving." E. Newbery

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