Rev. Canon Guy Marshall, an Anglican clergyman well-known to world seamen on Toronto's waterfront and to Canadian rugger enthusiasts, is returning to South America after 10 years here. Early in the fall he will assume episcopal duties in Venezuela following his election as Suffragan Bishop of Trinidad and Tobago.
A rugged, six-foot Yorkshireman, Canon Marshall for 14 years served seafarers at Buenos Aires and Rosario in Argentina before coming here in 1957 as chaplain of the Mission to Seamen and rector of downtown St. Stephen's Church. He speaks Spanish fluently.
The Church of the West Indies is responsible for Anglican work in Venezuela through its Trinidad diocese. Because of the distance from Trinidad, Anglicans in the South America republic, other than those living in Caracas, over the years have received only spasmodic ministrations. Canon Marshall, from headquarters in Caracas, will undertake what is virtually a pioneer ministry. He will be supported by world mission funds of the Anglican Church of Canada.
The bishop-elect will be consecrated at Ottawa August 24 by Most Rev. Alan J. Knight, Archbishop of West Indies, at the time of the biennial session of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Canon Marshall, 57, is a graduate of King's College, London, and was ordained in 1936. Before going to South America as a chaplain to seamen he served for a time in a London parish. From 1944 to 1952 he was canon and sub-dean of St. John's Pro-Cathedral at Buenos Aires.
A keen sportsman, Canon Marshall is a former president of the Ontario Rugger Union and has refereed many important matches in Canada. He is also chaplain to the Navy League of Canada. He and his wife, the former Dorothy G. Whiting of Chingford, England, have three sons and a daughter.