Stewardship, a way of life…

Stewardship, sharing the gifts we have been given


My name is Carol Huddlestone Ingimundson Craig (AKA) Carol Ingimundson.

I started out at church as a young 5 year old attending Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. I was sent to church (not taken) by my mother. My learning started here, in these settings.

I attended a United Church, encouraged by friends, where I went to Sunday School and Canadian Girls in Training (C.G.I.T.). I was very active in this group where, because of my participation I won scholarships to attend camp. I learned so much about Jesus and the Bible there. I loved all the learning.

When I was about 14 years old (1958) my neighbours, Bob and Fran Sutton, asked me if I would like to come to St. John’s Cathedral and join the choir. They knew of my love of music and singing. I loved learning and singing Church music. This was my start! I was so excited to attend and participate. I loved the liturgy and the music.

I attended faithfully. Morning, evening, choir practices and special services. I even attended mid-week services before school. I walked from East Kildonan to the Cathedral and back. Church was my life! I had, during this time, thought about joining the Anglican Sisters of St. John the Divine.

I eventually became a baptized member of St. John’s Cathedral (1960) with Bob and Fran Sutton as my sponsors. Soon after this I attended confirmation classes and was confirmed (1962).

I have a long history with St. John’s Cathedral. I was engaged to my first husband here during the Christmas Eve Service in 1963 and was married here in 1964. My husband and I had 3 children who were baptized and confirmed at St. John’s and our 2 sons attended St. John’s Cathedral Boys’ School.

I moved away from Winnipeg for several years but would make every effort to attend when I was in the city. I missed my church! I attended a Lutheran Church in Arborg, Manitoba. I even attended Bible studies and classes thinking I may change my membership but my heart was always with St. John’s and I knew someday I would return.

In 2002 my husband died. I moved back to the city later that year and returned to St. John’s. Janice Osborne (the Dean’s wife)  invited me to attend Bible Study in their home. I was apprehensive when I saw some of the attendees who were bible scholars. I felt I knew very little by comparison but I was encouraged by my old friend, Rev. Ann Goodwin. The group there were so friendly and supported me with my recent loss. I felt “back at home”.

I attended for awhile as a member of the congregation but knew in my heart I wanted to do more to serve my church and my God. I rejoined the choir but it did not feel the right fit for me. I asked the Dean (Bob Osborne) if I might take training as a Server. Under the guidance and training of Roger Stagg I felt I found my calling. I loved doing this service in the church. I felt that I was really serving God by assisting at the Lord’s Table. I also attended Bible Studies and Lenten Studies.

During a Lenten Study in 2005 I met my beloved, Ron Craig. He was a Warden in another Anglican church but decided to join the Cathedral Lenten group that year. We were both widowed and found that we had much in common and shared much (other than was being taught at the study). We were married in a wonderful Cathedral ceremony in 2006 with family, friends and Church families from both St. John’s and St. Alban’s (Ron’s Church) present.

I joined the Ladies’ Friendship Circle. This is such a wonderful group of women who have become dear friends. We pray, laugh, share. As I am a poor knitter I was chosen as the Secretary.

I also serve on the Altar Guild along with Ron, and Ruth Boyes. We are a team of 3. The duties of the Altar Guild members consist of setting up the vessels and preparing the Lord’s Table for Holy Communion. We polish the vessels and tidy pews. We change the linens/hangings according to the church calendar. We also wrap and distribute the Altar Flowers on a weekly basis. This is not a complete list of Altar Guild duties but, perhaps,enough to give some idea of the importance of the Altar Guild. We also meet as a Group at least twice per year to do a complete church cleaning and at one of these meetings we make Palm crosses for Palm Sunday.


I think, at this time, the most rewarding part of my work for the church is my part on the Pastoral Care team for the Church. Ron and I (as a team) visit the sick and shut-in in their homes or hospital or nursing home. We visit and share with them what is happening @ St. John’s and discuss any other topic they may find important their life and we bring them the sacrament of Holy Communion. We also try to keep in contact with these people with phone calls between visits. We are generally well received.

As part of my ministry outside of St. John’s I try to be a friend to many I meet. I talk about St. John’s Cathedral and try to tell what the church and God has done for me if they will listen. I support a variety of charities in the city and abroad.

Since the summer of 2014 I have been less able to help out due to health concerns but I try and I do love the Cathedral and the Cathedral family.

My hope for my community, church and otherwise is to have people of different backgrounds have a peaceful life and show more love and friendship.

My motto for life is: Love God. Respect and Love others.

Stewardship, a way of life – Christ the King?

Stewardship:  The act of managing the property of another person; the conducting, supervising, or managing of something, especially the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.

The earth is the LORD’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.  Psalm 24:1


Stewardship, a way of life

Jesus tells us parables about those who were good and bad stewards – about how they lived and conducted themselves as stewards. He gives each of us, as his disciples, the opportunity to be stewards of our God-given gifts and talents.  Beginning today, and during the Advent season, and later during Lent, Cathedral parish members will share in their own stories some of their own understanding of what tham means for them.  These stories are not meant to point fingers at anyone, but are a gift to help all of us understand the larger picture of stewardship, which includes money, but is actually about every part of who we are as human beings and children of God.


Cathedral and Me, by Terry Moore

St. John’s Cathedral fills my life with stories.

I arrive at church among the monuments marking the graves of those who came before me.  Every monument evokes a story, and I know some of those stories.

There’s Hudson’s Bay Company chief factor James Thomson.  My paternal grandfather married his daughter, Inga Thomson, late in life, after the early death of the grandmother I never knew.  Over there lies University of Manitoba physiologist Joe Doupe, the father of my schoolmate David.  I wrote Joe’s biography a few years ago for a Toronto history of medicine foundation.  There’s hardware mogul James Henry Ashdown.  I live in his warehouse building in the Exchange District, now that they’ve turned it into condos.  By the cathedral’s north door lie E.S. Moorhead and his wife Elizabeth Maude, my maternal grandpa and grannie, with their son Peter, who died in childhood.  They lived on Alfred Avenue until they could afford something grander and moved to Carlton and Broadway.

These people have all touched my life one way or another.  Some of them provided some of my genes.  All of them helped build my city and shape my life.  At the cathedral, I am close enough to touch them, as it were.

At the cathedral, as in many Anglican churches, we list in the weekly bulletin the names of parishioners and others known to us who are in trouble and have asked us to pray for them.  In some cases, I know the story that goes with the name and I know how to pray for them. The prayer list says each of us is a named and treasured individual, known to our neighbours and to our creator, and each of us has a story to tell.

After the Sunday morning service, a lot of us linger near the coffee maker next to the baptismal font at the top of the centre aisle.  You can take your cup of coffee and sit with anyone at all and tell them the story that’s on your mind.  It may be something about the weather or it may be something about sin and redemption or it may be something suggested by the sermon we just heard.  There’s a curious dynamic about that weekly moment at St. John’s:  people don’t want to leave.  We have just shared together an important experience of our week and we’re not ready for the moment to end.

So, in quick succession on a Sunday morning at the cathedral, I meet some ancestors, some acquaintances and family connections, some neighbours in distress and some neighbours who have welcomed me to join them in worship.  Each of them brings me at least a fragment of a story.  On a good day, I might even meet Jesus while we tell each other his story, in the singing and the readings and the breaking of the bread.

Plenty of stories.  Great way to finish one week and start another.

We will remember them

emoke_szathmaryRemembrance Sunday at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral

135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg

Sung Eucharist at 10:30 a.m.

The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson, preaching and presiding

Featuring the Regimental Band of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Directed by Lt. Ryan Wehrle

With Honorary Colonel Emőke Szathmáry

Honorary Colonel Emőke Szathmáry was born in Hungary, spent six years in German refugee camps, and came to Canada in 1951with her family. In 1956 she became a Canadian citizen. She earned a Bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Her academic appointments began at McMaster University, and continued at the University of Western Ontario, where she was Dean of Social Science. She then returned to McMaster as Provost and Vice-President (Academic). In 1996 she was named President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manitoba, a post she held for 12 years. She has received honorary doctorates from seven Canadian universities, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Honorary Colonel Szathmáry has been a Director of Power Corporation of Canada, and of Power Financial Corporation since 1999. She became a Director of Great-West Lifeco in 2006. She has also served on the boards of many international, national, and provincial organizations in the educational, research and philanthropic sectors. Currently she is a Member of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, a Governor of McMaster University, and a Director of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

Honorary Colonel Szathmáry is married to Dr. George A. Reilly, whose roots, through his father, grandfather and great-grand-father are in Manitoba. Honorary Colonel Szathmáry’s paternal origins are rooted in Transylvanian Székely lineages that obligated mounted military service, thus her ancestors served in armies of successive Hungarian kings. Her father joined the Canadian Army Reserves in his 40s because he believed that, everyone has a moral obligation to serve his country. Honorary Colonel Szathmáry is proud to uphold that tradition, and to fulfill her duty to Canada by serving with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.


Requiescat In Pace: JACOB (Cobber) LOUIS HENTELEFF

Jacob in front of store

JACOB (‘Cobber’) HENTELEFF  (November 26, 1955 – October 21, 2015) died suddenly, at home on Monday, October 21, 2015. He was 59. Jacob is survived by his life partner Linda Klimack and her family; his father Paul; his siblings Marke, Sybil, Harry, Alexandra and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Nel and his sister Saskia. Jacob was born in Winnipeg, the first of six children. He attended the University of Manitoba and graduated with a degree in law. He was called to the bar and worked as a lawyer for a number of years. He and Linda met spring of 1981 and have had a committed and loving relationship. He left law to follow what turned out to be his true passion, that of shopkeeper, working with Linda at Scoop N’ Weigh. Cobber was an avid reader, a great storyteller and had an incredible memory for details. In a game of Trivial Pursuit once, he answered every single question correctly right into the winners circle, no one else had a turn. In recent years Cobber and Linda travelled together, to London for theater, camping in Boseman, Montana and closer to home to the Farm near Decker, Manitoba. In accordance with Cobber’s stated preference, his life will be celebrated in a private ceremony with only family in attendance. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the English Gardens for a bench. (Contact the Assiniboine Park Conservancy (204- 927-8080).

Jacob filling bin

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on October 24, 2015 (photographs added)

Dear Linda, Paul, and family,

We hold you in our prayers, that you may hold one another in peace and love stronger than death in this time of sorrow sudden and sharp.

May Jacob rest in peace.  God give you strength as you mourn.

The people of St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, Winnipeg

St. John’s Cathedral Choir to begin again soon…


Photo by Edward Mathis

Michele Barr, ELCIC Diaconal Minister (Music), is the Interim Music Director at St. John’s Cathedral.  She is presently looking for singers for the Cathedral Choir.  There are still some spots open if you wish to meet with Michele for one on one conversation and song.  She needs to get to know you and your voice at least a little, and it also gives you the opportunity to meet her and get acquainted a bit with her.

Please phone the Cathedral Office at 204.586.8385 x 11 and leave a message, including your name and your own phone number and/or e-mail address, indicating which of the following options you would like to choose:

Thursday, September 24:

6:30 p.m.

6:50 p.m.

7:10 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

7:50 p.m.

8:10 p.m.

Sunday, September 27:

9:00 a.m.

9:20 a.m.

Please note:  If you need a time other than the above, contact the Office and ask the volunteer (Until October 5th Roger Stagg and Rene Jamieson will be filling in for Carol.) to contact Michele and she will be in touch with you. Thank you.

Gospel Concert at St. Andrews on the Red: Infinitely More

On October 9th at 7 p.m., St  Andrew’s on the Red will host 2015 East Coast Music Award Nominee,Infinitely More Gospel Duo Infinitely More, for a night of inspirational entertainment! Husband and wife duo, Gerald Flemming and Allison Lynn, combine prodigious finger-style guitar and signature vocal harmonies to create a joyful mix of acclaimed original songs and fresh interpretations of the classics. Infinitely More offers a fusion of folk, pop, country, hymns and worship that soothes the heart and ignites the soul.

 This night of music will encourage and inspire both the seeker and the lifelong Christian. Infinitely More has a desire to share the love and light of God. Based in Burlington, ON, this couple will travel over 20,000 KM this year to spread the Gospel through song!

 To learn more about their music and ministry, please visit

Tickets are $15 each and available from Barbara at 204 338 7483 or Karen at 204 880 9124

Requiescat in pace: The Rev. Canon Arnold Georges Johnson

Well done, good and faithful servant

Arnold Georges Johnson died on September 10, 2015, at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He leaves behind his son, Arnold Johnson and his wife Lori, his daughter, Muriel Njegovan and her husband Bob, his younger son, Mark Johnson and his partner Sheila, and his youngest daughter, Anne Marie Johnson and her husband Terri. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Milica Weiler, Katarina Stevens, and Milan Njegovan, Jennifer Johnson, Andrew Johnson and Robyn Johnson, as well as his great-grandchildren Kane, Liana, Abby, Scott and Kira.

Arnold was born June 1, 1923 in Preeceville, Saskatchewan to Andrew and Gusta Johnson. He was the youngest of six children. Arnold grew up on Canadian Prairies with all the wonders and hardships that came with it. As a result of this life education, he grew up to be a man of many accomplishments. One of his first loves was reading. It was a passion that stayed with him the rest of his life. During the war, he served overseas as an aviation mechanic. When he returned from the war, he and his brother Gilbert owned and operated the Johnson Brothers Garage in Swan River, Manitoba. It was during this time that Arnold met, courted and married the love of his life, Gladwys Eva Burke. Together they had four children, Arnold, Muriel, Mark and Anne Marie. Over the course of years Arnold moved through a number of careers. He was a man of many talents. Not only was he an aviation mechanic and garage owner / operator / bookkeeper, he was also an accomplished carpenter, a minister, a counselor and teacher. As he put it, he was a “jack of all trades and master of none”. There are many who would disagree with that statement, for when he decided to do something, he always researched it and did it well. Arnold was passionate about the pursuit of knowledge, the Christian faith and caring for those in need. He and his wife, Gladwys, always put the needs of others before themselves. They were a true partnership in every sense.

Arnold was ordained in 1958 and, while in Rupert’s Land, served as Hon. Asst., or Priest-in-charge, in the following parishes:
Church of the Ascension, Stonewall, Christ Church, Stony Mountain, St. Peter, Balmoral, All Saints, Wpg; St. Luke, Balsam Bay, St. Jude, Grand Marais, St. Michael, Victoria Beach; St. Aidan, Wpg., St. James, Beausejour; St. Barnabas, Wpg., St. John’s Cathedral, St. George, Woodlands, and held license as “Special Assistant” to Bishops Jones and Lee.

Arnold loved the outdoors. He enjoyed cycling, canoeing, sailing, and camping. Arnold was a devoted husband, and loving father and grandfather. He will truly be missed.

A service to celebrate Arnold’s life will be held at All Saint’s Anglican Church, 175 Colony Street (Broadway & Osborne), Winnipeg, Manitoba, at 1:00 p.m. on September 19, 2015. There will be a reception in the church hall following the service.

A private family interment will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery . Parking for the service will be available at the rear of the Great West Life building across from the church; remember the row closest to the office building is reserved 24/7.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to ‘Agape Table’ in care of All Saint’s Church.

Bardal Funeral Home 204-774-7474 Condolences
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on September 16, 2015.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Nancy Graham: Requiescat in pace

Nancy GrahamOn Thursday evening, 3 September 2015, our beloved sister in the Lord, Nancy Graham, died peacefully in her residence in Winnipeg.

Her funeral will be held at this Cathedral on Monday, 14 September 2015 at 11 a.m.  A light lunch will follow.  Please keep her sons and all her family in your prayers.  We remember with thanksgiving as a long-time member of this Cathedral parish, and a delightful human being, as well as a sister in Christ and friend to many.  We will miss you, Nancy.

May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

RAYMOND R. BAILEY June 2, 1922 – July 23, 2015

Ray Bailey, formal-2Peacefully and surrounded by his family, Raymond Ronald Bailey, aged 93, died on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Barbara and his children Ron (Sharon Goertzen and Melissa); Ann (Gary Craven, Trevor and Sara); Mary Stanger (Ted, Margaret (Jerrimy and Aurora) and Melanie (Kyle Gluchi)); and Robert (Brigitte, Graham and Emma) and also by Barbara’s children Gloria, Michel, Janet, Roger, Marlene, Deanne and Monique and their families. Many nephews, nieces and friends near and far treasure fond memories of Ray.

Ray was predeceased by his parents Ernie and Nellie Bailey and in 1988, by his first wife Joan (Pettipher).

Ray was born in Brandon, Manitoba where he attained a Bachelor of Science degree from Brandon College in 1944. Following a short stint as a chemist he entered the University of Manitoba and earned a Diploma in Education (1946) and later a Bachelors of Education (1957) and a Masters of Education (1966). In 1973 he was awarded a Canada Council grant for doctoral studies in education.

Ray began his teaching career at Killarney in 1946 and later held teaching and administrative positions in Melita, Morris and the Seven Oaks School Division in Winnipeg. In 1986 he retired as principal of Arthur E. Wright Elementary School. Ray was a highly respected educator who even in his 90’s was often greeted warmly by former students and colleagues. As an adjunct to his teaching career Ray was active in the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, the provincial Home & School Federation and the Manitoba Library Trustees Association.

Ray had many interests outside of Education, including computers, genealogy, photography and classical music. For more than 40 years he served as a Lay Reader in the Anglican Church. For 10 years, he served on the board of Habitat for Humanity with special responsibilities for the first ReStore in Winnipeg. Ray was a proud supporter of his alma mater in Brandon and in 2005 he was the recipient of the Brandon University Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Ray enjoyed travel and did not accept the limitations that his health could have imposed. He travelled extensively with Barbara and cruised to Australia and back using his portable oxygen machine. Ray felt a strong affinity with the Cuban people and made more than 20 visits to Cuba with Joan, and then with Barbara, bringing  scarce items to their Cuban friends. The Presbyterian Church of Varadero made them honorary members of their parish.

Ray was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was keenly interested in everyone’s life  and supportive of their educational pursuits and other endeavours. Ray was an avid fan of the Manitoba Moose, then the Winnipeg Jets and the Winnipeg Goldeyes. He was at a Goldeyes game only two weeks before his passing, rooting for the home team.

In retirement, Ray became an author and published “Tadpole to Little Frog”- his memoir of  growing up in Brandon during the depression and war years. At the time of his passing he was working on a second volume about his life since 1949.

Ray lived independently with Barbara and despite his failing health lived life to the fullest. The family thanks Ray’s family doctor, Dr. Grobler and the doctors, nurses and aides who  professionally and skilfully attended to Ray during his numerous hospital stays.  In particular, they thank Dr. Garcia and the palliative care staff at Riverview Health Centre.

The Funeral Requiem for Ray Bailey will be held on Thursday, July 30th at 2:00 PM at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 135 Anderson Ave, Winnipeg, MB.  The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson will preside.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ray Bailey may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 60 Archibald St, Winnipeg, MB R2J 0V8, or to Rossbrook House, 658 Ross Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0M1   or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3H 1B9.

Funeral for Ray Bailey

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23)

Ray Bailey-3The Funeral Service for Ray Bailey, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend to many, teacher, and disciple of Christ, will be held at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 135 Anderson, Winnipeg, this coming Thursday, July 30th, 2 p.m. All are welcome at this worship service to the glory of God, as we give thanks for Ray’s long and full life.

Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord.
And let light perpetual shine upon him.