"Mark Genge, who served as the first bishop of the diocese of Central Newfoundland from 1976-1990, died the night of January 17 , the ecclesiastical province of Canada announced January 18. Genge was 90. He will be remembered by many for his infectious laugh and deep faith in Jesus', the announcement, on the province's Facebook page, reads. Born and raised in St. John's, Genge began training to be a priest in Memorial College and Queen's College, both in St. John's, in 1949. He was ordained a priest in 1952. He served in parishes in Corner Brook and Stephenville, both in western Newfoundland, and in Marbleton, Que., and Toronto. Genge was elected bishop of the newly-formed diocese of Central Newfoundland in 1975".