Reverend Deacon William David Tompkins died on December 29, 2016, peacefully and surrounded by family. Bill worked in the automotive industry while studying for the Deaconate, serving at St. Luke-in-the-Fields (Windsor) and St. Andrew’s (LaSalle) Anglican Churches. At 52, he returned to school, earning his degree in Accounting from St. Clair College and the Governor General’s Award. A funeral service was held on January 2nd, 2017.
Mrs. Ruth Marylen Barnes, widow of Canon Walter Barnes, died on January 1st, with family by her side. Marylen was the loving wife of the late Canon Walter Barnes (2009). A service of remembrance will be held this coming spring at Christ Church Anglican in Petrolia.