"The Rt. Rev. Ronald Francis Shepherd, who served as the 10th bishop of the Anglican diocese of British Columbia, died at the age of 86 on Oct. 24, 2012. Shepherd left behind a legacy of 'holy and prayerful life', said Archbishop David Crawley, former bishop of Kootenay and former Metropolitan of British Columbia, in his homily. Others remembered Shepherd's sharp wit and exceptional intellect. Born July 15, 1926 in Victoria, B.C., Shepherd and his family moved back to Victoria in 1983, when he became rector of St. Matthias Parish. In 1985, he was elected bishop of the diocese of British Columbia, a position he held until his retirement in 1992". [Text of entire article.]
"The Anglican Church of Canada's General Synod has requested bishops and deans to focus, for 22 days, from May 31 to June 21 , on renewing the church's commitment to support the work of the Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation through prayers, participation in awareness-raising campaigns and donations. Early this year , Council of General Synod (CoGS) agreed to dedicate the undesignated proceeds of Giving with Grace, General Synod's annual fundraising campaign, to replenish the fund. For the next five years, the fund -- created in 1992 as part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement -- will focus on language recovery". General Secretary, Archdeacon Michael Thompson, "stressed that while the Anglican Church of Canada has met its legal obligations under the settlement agreement, 'we're far from finished with our spiritual and moral obligation to continue to support the healing work that is underway among those survivors and in those communities'."