May we rejoice in the peaceful passing and full life of John Baldwin Moorhouse, on his 86th birthday. He will be mourned by his wife Grace and her family: Frederick, Jeffrey (Kenna), Greg (Kerry), Griffin and Kaia, Karla, Kyna (Jason) and also by John’s children and grandchildren: Jane (Rene) of Vernon – John, Mark, David and Elmaz, Bob of Winnipeg, Brian of Vernon and Margaret (Ian) of Waterloo Region ON – Loren and Katlyn.
John was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB and graduated from Trinity College, Toronto, ON. He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1951 and went on to minister in parishes in Wainwright, AB, Portage La Prairie, MB, and worked in Religious Education at the National Church Office in Toronto, ON. In 1965 John returned to parish work in Penticton, BC and Winnipeg, MB (Holy Trinity and St. Aiden’s). Throughout his ministry, John touched many lives.
In 1986, John retired to Sidney, BC and moved to Vernon after his wife, Marion’s death in 1992. He met and married Grace in 1995. John and Grace have been active members of All Saints Anglican Church.
We will miss:
John’s baking and fondness for sweets, his smile, his hand-crafted gifts, his love of bacon, his faith, his inclusive sense of community, his love of discussing history and philosophy over a cold beer or on long walks, and his cheering for the Montreal Canadiens.
“Lord make me an instrument of Thy Peace.”
The Funeral Service was held at All Saints Anglican Church on Friday, September 28th, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. with The Reverend Canon Chris Harwood-Jones officiating. Cremation followed.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of John to All Saints Anglican Church, 3205-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 4W8 or the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, c/o All Saints Anglican Church.
Funeral arrangements were made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5