That the warm appreciation and thanks of General Synod be extended to the Rt. Rev. E.S. Reed, Bishop of Ottawa, who served the Department of Information and Stewardship as Chairman, since its inception in 1955, with faithfulness, great wisdom and zeal, and that the gratitude of Synod be also accorded those associated with him throughout the years as Divisional Chairmen, in the persons of the Rt. Rev. G.B. Snell, Coadjutor Bishop of Toronto, the Very Rev. F.R. Gartrell, the Very Rev. N.R. Burke and Judge J. Elliott Hudson.
And further move that the thanks of Synod be expressed to the Director of the Department, the Rev. Canon W.E. Hobbs, the Divisional Supervisors and all staff members for their greatly valued services to the Department. CARRIED in both Houses.