I was born to an Anglican Father and Presbyterian Mother in Nova Scotia, my Father was serving in the Navy during the war at the time. I was baptized in the Family Anglican Church in Lethbridge Alberta at 6 months, on our way west to Victoria. As a family we moved approx. every two years and sometimes the nearest church was not Anglican but we went to the nearest Sunday School anyway. I always felt that this had its advantages. All Sunday Schools have the same beautiful stories, sometimes just a different slant or told the stories a different way which imprinted positively on my brother and my Christian beliefs. As we got older we did settle into Anglican Church life in which ever city we lived in. I was active in the Anglican Church throughout my teen years. I belonged to St Philip's AYPA in Victoria and shared many great adventures with other Anglican Churches and Ecumenical Youth groups in Victoria. Sometimes we shared ideas reaching up and down the island. There seemed to be an Anglican Church dance somewhere in this city almost every Saturday night. These were great times for Christian youth. I was married in St John's Anglican Church here in Victoria. We moved often, serving in Canada and the USA, as my husband was in the Navy. We went to church on the Church holidays but never settling into a church home until we were older and we joined St Peter and St Paul's, just as The Venerable Lon Towstego became the Minister here. My Mother and Father had been a part of this church in earlier years and I was a long standing friend of,”The new minister's wife". I quickly became involved and enjoyed life in this church. Although my husband became ill and passed away, soon after we joined the Church, the Parishioners at St Peter and St Paul's were, and are a wonderful supporting extension of my own family. I have served on several committees and am at present in my third year as the Rector's Warden.
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