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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