REVD. PETER A. H. MEGGS

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The Revd. Peter A.H. Meggs com­pleted the earthly part of his jour­ney through eter­nal life in Mon­tréal on De­cem­ber 2, 2018, at the age of 93. He was the lov­ing hus­band of the late Kath­leen Her­ron Meggs. To­gether they were par­ents of Ge­off (Jan O’Brien), Anne Michèle (feu JeanGuy Gau­vin), and Paul ( Cathryn Clarke); grand­par­ents of Caitlin, Claire, Alexandrine, Karine, Thomas, Lukas and Levi; and great-grand­par­ents of Léa, Chloé, Matthew, Sabastien and Félix (born Novem­ber 23, 2018). Peter be­gan his mar­riage to Kath­leen and his broad­cast­ing ca­reer in Kirk­land Lake, On­tario, in 1948, and joined CBC in Toronto the fol­low­ing year. He left CBC in 1961 to study the­ol­ogy at Bishop’s Univer­sity in Len­noxville, Québec. In 1963, he was ap­pointed As­sis­tant Rec­tor of St. Matthew’s Church, Ot­tawa, where he was or­dained priest on March 17, 1964. In 1964, he moved to Toronto as Di­rec­tor of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions for the Angli­can Church of Canada. Dur­ing this time, he also served as priest at the con­vent of the Sis­ters of St. John the Di­vine, as­sisted in var­i­ous parishes and hosted a weekly CBC net­work ra­dio se­ries called Con­cern. He even­tu­ally re­turned full-time to CBC as na­tional di­rec­tor of English ra­dio. In 1976, he and Kay moved back to Ot­tawa where Peter took on the ti­tle of Vice-Pres­i­dent of Au­di­ence Re­la­tions at CBC head of­fice. Peter touched deeply the lives of ev­ery per­son he met, with his hu­mour and his al­ways at­ten­tive ear. He was a great ec­u­menist, fas­ci­nated by all forms of spir­i­tu­al­ity and their in­flu­ence in the world, par­tic­i­pat­ing, with his beloved Kath­leen, in Chris­tian-Jewish and Chris­tian-Mus­lim Di­a­logues. Their kind­ness, thought­ful­ness and gen­eros­ity were with­out limit and set the bar high for all who fol­low in their foot­steps.

A me­mo­rial eucharist will be held at St. Matthew’s Church, 217 First Av­enue, Ot­tawa on Jan­uary 26, at 11 a.m. fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion. Do­na­tions in Peter’s mem­ory may be made to the Univer­sity of Ot­tawa Heart In­sti­tute (http:// foun­da­tion. ot­tawa­heart. ca/ ways-give/do­nate-now), the Per­form­ing Arts Lodge, Van­cou­ver (http://pal­van­cou­ver.org), or the Sis­ters of St. John the Di­vine (www.ssjd.ca). Con­do­lences/Do­na­tions/Trib­utes

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