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Storey, Margaret, 1939-

  • Person
  • 1939-

Margaret Storey (1939-) has been a United Church missionary to Korea in the latter half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century. She was born in 1939 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She received a B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba in 1960, a B.Sc.N. from McMaster University in 1966, a M.Sc.N. from Yonsei University in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Nursing from Yonsei University in 1984. Margaret Storey has served in Korea as a United Church missionary from 1960 to the present.

McRae, Andrew Robson, 1883-1934

  • Person
  • 1883-1934

Andrew Robson McRae was a Presbyterian minister and then United Church minister. He was born near Ayr, Ontario on June 15, 1883. He graduated in theology in 1911 from Knox College, and he was ordained in 1912. He served at Kintyre, Blenheim, East Oxford and Glenmorris. In 1925, he was called to Balfour Street Church in Brantford to facilitate the creation of the Balfour Street United Church. He died on July 8, 1934.

Ormiston, James D., 1923-2008

  • Person
  • 1923-2008

Rev. James Douglas Ormison (1923-2008) was a United Church minister, missionary to Angola and worked for the Board of World Mission. He was born in 1922 in Tantallon, Saskatchewan, and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1944. He attended St. Andrew's Theological college in Saskatoon 1944-1945 and then received his B.D. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1948 followed by his Th.M in 1963.

After two years in pastoral work in Hudson Bay, SK Rev. Ormiston was appointed for work in Angola in 1951. Returning to Angola in 1956 following furlough he was responsible for the Dondi Press. Rev. Ormiston was then send to the Congo in the summer of 1961. Upon return to Canada in 1961 he was appointed to the Board of Overseas Missions as Secretary for Personnel. At the 1962 General Council he was named Assistant Secretary of the Board of World Mission.

In 1966 he resigned from the Board and returned to Pastoral work in Spiritwood (1966-67). He became director of Crossroad Africa 1968-1971, and served in Yellowknife 1972-1981. During 1982-85, he seved South Peace PC and through 1985-88 served at Prince Rupert First PC. Rev. Ormiston retired in Naramata BC in 1988.
Rev. Ormiston died August 14, 2008.

Carey, E. Frank, 1918-

  • Person
  • 1918-

Edward Francis Carey served as an ordained United Church missionary and administrator. He was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1918. He received his B.A. from McGill University in 1941 and served in the armed forces during World War II. After returning to Canada in 1945 he entered United Theological College (Montreal) and was ordained and appointed to Japan in 1947. He obtained the Master of Divinity from Acadia College in 1960 and Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) from United Theological College in 1972. He was Associate Secretary of the Board of World Mission which later became the Division of World Outreach, 1964-1978, and Deputy Secretary, 1979-1984.

Donlands Methodist Church (Toronto, Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1922-1925

Donlands Methodist Church began as a portable mission at Langford and Danforth Avenues in 1914. The church relocated to corner of Donlands Avenue and Strathmore Blvd. in 1923. It joined the United Church of Canada in 1925

Birch Cliff United Church (Toronto, Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1951 -2003

Birch Cliff United Church in Scarborough was established ca. 1951, formerly First United Church. First United Church was established in 1925, formerly Birchcliff Union Congregational Church. In 1951 the church was re-named Birch Cliff United Church. In 1998, Scarborough was amalgamated with Metropolitan Toronto to form the present day city of Toronto. The congregation closed on November 30, 2003.

Ray, Donald G., 1918-2010

  • Person
  • 1918-2010

Donald Gordon Ray was a United Church minister and administrator. He was born in 1918 in Toronto, Ontario. He earned his B.A. at Victoria College in 1940 and attended Emmanuel College in 1940-1942. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942-1945, completed his theological course at Emmanuel College in 1946 and was ordained in Toronto in the same year. He served the following charges: Berwyn-Grimshaw in Alberta, 1946-1949; Kettleby in Ontario, 1949-1951; Dauphin, 1951-1959, and Fort Garry in Manitoba, 1960-1970. He was President of Manitoba Conference in 1961-1962. In 1970 he was appointed Associate Secretary, in 1971 Deputy Secretary and in 1975 Secretary of the General Council until his retirement in 1983. Predeceased by his first wife, the former Mary G. Clark in 2002, he married Joan Dewar in 2003. Rev. Donald G. Ray died in 2010.

Simpson (family)

  • Family

Edward Kyle Simpson M.D. was a Missionary to West China for the Methodist Church from 1912-1926. While in China he met and married Alice Lessing Estabrook in Chengtu Feb 17, 1916. Dr. Simpson was ordained in London Conference and left for China in 1912. In 1919 he took charge of the hospital at Junghsien for two years, then moved to Fowchow for medical work. Alice L. Estabrook was appointed by the W.M.M to West China in 1910. Alice became first Principal of the Union Normal School until 1916 when she resigned to be married to Dr. E.K. Simpson.

Both E.K. and Alice left China in 1926, they had two children Alice Janet (born 1917) and Wilda Pauline (born 1923).

Carlton Street United Church (Toronto, Ont.)

  • Corporate body

Carlton Street United Church was originally a Primitive Methodist Church, starting as the Bay Street Primitive Methodist Church (300 Bay Street) in 1832. In 1854 this congregation relocated to Alice Street (now Teraulay Street), remaining until 1874 when the church burned and the congregation built on Carlton Street. With amalgamation this church was closed, and the new Saint Luke's used the Sherbourne building.

St. Luke's United Church, Silverthorn (Toronto, Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • ?-1945

St. Luke's United Church, Silverthorn, was originally a Presbyterian mission and known as Silverthorn Presbyterian. Shortly after church union a building was erected on Kane Ave., near Cameron Ave., and the name St. Luke's was taken up by the congregation. In 1937 a number of the members left St. Luke's to join Silverthorn United Church, and around 1945 the church was closed and the remainder of the congregation joined Silverthorn.

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