Wednesday, January 20, 2016

John Ford, Rest in Peace

We are very saddened to relay the news that our dear friend and long-time congregational family member John Ford passed away this week at the age of 90.  In the last few years, John had grown increasingly frail. In the hospital, he had lost the ability to eat or drink much liquid; and pneumonia prevented him from taking nourishment intravenously.  John and Edna and their daughter Beverly and their family have been in our thoughts and prayers and they will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.  The funeral will take place at 2 pm, Saturday, January 23, following a 1-2 pm viewing at the Jack and Thompson Funeral Home on 318 Main Street in Shelbourne, Ontario.

John has long been a pillar of Toronto Congregation.  Like a gardener planting acorns for a future grove of oaks that he treasured, even though he knew he wouldn't live to see, John was an avid supporter of our Renewal Plan and regularly contributed directly to the building fund in order to help see that the congregation's future potential was put in order.  We were so happy that he was able to see us through the transition and participate in worship services in the new building to see the first fruits of the future that he helped create.  His soul and memory will live on with us eternally.