Mary Elizabeth (Thornton) Lee

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

If we live,
we live to the Lord,
and if we die,
we die to the Lord;
so then,
whether we live
or whether we die,
we are the Lord’s.
Romans 14:8

Surrounded by her three loving daughters, and one granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth (Thornton) Lee died last Sunday evening, 8 July, at home in Perth, Ontario around 8 p.m.; she was 73.

Mary was the widow of the late Rt. Rev. Patrick Lee, Bishop of Rupert’s Land, 1994 – 1999.

She was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer two years ago, but received a course of chemotherapy which enabled her to make a trip with her son-in-law, Rama, and grandchildren Baraka and Amanda, to Tanzania in the spring of 2011.
At some time in 2011 the cancer returned. She underwent further treatment but it was not successful.  Her daughters, even living at a distance, took turns traveling to Perth to care for her over these past several months.

Dean Bob and Janice Osborne, who moved to Stittsville, Ontario, not far from Perth, kept in contact with her and visited Mary regularly to help in whatever way possible.  Dean Bob preached at the memorial service held for Mary in Perth on Friday.

As was done for Bishop Patrick, Mary’s body will travel back to Winnipeg, and the funeral and burial will take place at St. John’s Cathedral. The funeral service and burial in Winnipeg will take place at at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral on Monday, 23 July.

We pray the gift of peace for Suzanne, Sandra, and Laura Anne, and their whole family as they mourn Mary’s death, and give thanks for her life.

Mary was a very special woman, and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Now we are grateful that we can entrust her to God’s eternal love and mercy which sustained her all her life long, and in which she faced her death confidently, with faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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Monica Irene Kew

Monica Kew
was a loving and beloved part
of the St. John’s Cathedral church family, and she will be sorely missed.

Monica Kew was a loving and beloved part of the St. John’s Cathedral church family, and she will be sorely missed.  She especially loved singing in the choir, as she loved all beautiful music.  She lived an amazing life, but now we entrust her to God’s loving mercy which sustained her all her days of her life.  Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.

Below is her obituary as published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 22, 2012.

The family mourn the passing of our sister, aunt and great-aunt, Monica Irene Kew. Born the oldest of the late Irene and Harry Kew’s children on July 21, 1932. Passed away in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the age of 79. Monica was born and raised in Hong Kong, attended the private Anglican British Girls School (Diocesan Girls School) and continued on to a nursing career in radiography. A change in career to social work took Monica to Winnipeg in 1963, where she obtained a BA and Social Work degrees. Monica had a wide circle of friends and many interests from English country dancing, classical and chamber music, to gourmet cooking and water colour painting. She volunteered and fundraised with several musical organizations including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and sang in the church choir. Her faith was important to her; she attended church regularly and served in various capacities in her church. She is survived by her siblings, sister: Veronica Lau in Vancouver; Jennifer (Matthew) Choy in Hong Kong, brother: Irvin Kew and sister-in-law: Nicola Kew in Victoria; nephews in Vancouver: Vernon (Betty) Lau; Verdi (Nancy) Lau; Alexander (Christine) Kew; in Hong Kong: Vergil (Sang) Lau; Benjamin (Joey) Choy; in Edmonton: Dr. Jonathan (Isabelle) Choy; in Victoria: Jason (Joan) Kew; niece: Henrietta (Nicholas) Gregory in Vancouver; seven great-nephews and seven great-nieces. A memorial service will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Church, 300 Hugo St. N., Winnipeg on Friday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks to Father Klassen and all her close friends who cared for her in her final days.

Flora Ann Hine (nee Mowatt)

Flo was also an active member of St. John’s Anglican Cathedral for the past 43 years.

On March 17, 2012, at Seven Oaks Hospital, Flora Ann Hine began her final journey into eternity.  Flo is survived by her sisters Gladys McCallum (Winnipeg) and Beulah Mowat (Edmonton).  She was predeceased by her husband Stan Hine (1985), her sister Vera Mowat (l985), her brother-in-law Ross McCallum (l989), and her parents Jacob Mowat (l974) and Mabel Mowat (1954).

Flo was born on Lot 110, East St. Paul, July 15, l924.  She attended Donald McLeod Elementary School and East Kildonan Collegiate.  She married Stan on September 24, 1947; they settled in East St. Paul in October 1959. Flo’s early work experience was with Eaton’s Mail Order.  She retired from Manitoba Health Services in 1986 after 33 years of service.

Flo was also an active member of St. John’s Anglican Cathedral for the past 43 years.  She was an Oblate of St. Benedict’s Monastery, Winnipeg since 1994.  Flo had many interests, from sports to reading.  Travelling was of particular interest; the only continent she had not visited was Antarctica. Upon her retirement, Flo became an active member in East St. Paul 55+ Centre.

The Order for the Burial of the Dead with Holy Communion will be held on Thursday, 22 March 2012, at St. John’s Cathedral, 135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg.  Officiating will the Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Private interment to be held at a later date.