THAT this General Synod place on record our enduring gratitude to the Reverend Dr. T.R. Millman, our Archivist, for his competent and dedicated services during many years in a largely voluntary capacity;
we recognize his labours in a variety of areas including personal research and writing, reorganization and augmentation of our Archives materials at Church House, and continuing preparation of reports which have helped make our Canadian Church more aware of her history, and its value and significance in relation to present programming and future planning;
and that this expression of our deep appreciation be conveyed to Dr. Millman.
THAT this General Synod, having learned of the impending retirement on June 30th, 1973, of the Right Reverend Walter Bagnall, Bishop of Niagara, expresses its happy recognition of the unique contribution made by him to this Synod and to the whole Canadian Church, especially during his episcopate through almost a quarter of a century beginning on St. Matthew's Day, September 21st, 1949.
We recall with particular appreciation his dynamic leadership as Chairman, first of the General Synod Finance Committee, and later, of the Committee on organization, where he proved himself a man of action, balanced by wit, insight and sound judgement.
Our deepest sense of indebtedness is for his spontaneous sense of humour, which injected into many discussions in General Synod a note of joyful celebration, and an antidote to tension and polarization.
We extend to him and Mrs. Bagnall our expression of enduring gratitude together with the assurance of our good wishes in their retirement.