1896 - 1970 (74 years)
||Aelwynn Brant Thomas |
||Lucan, Middlesex Co., Ontario
||life story, religion |
||A. B. Thomas |
||Brant Thomas |
|Eby ID Number
||29 Dec 1970
||Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
||Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
||6 Oct 2020 |
- CANON A.B. THOMAS 1896-1970
Married: 1. Grace Florence Wilmot 2. Myrtle Roseborough
Canon A.B. Thomas was born in Lucan, Ontario the son of Rev. Henry Thomas and Margaret Cranston. He was ordained at Trinity Anglican Church in Galt on Trinity Sunday, June 8, 1924 by the Rt. Rev. David Williams, Bishop of Huron.
Following his ordination, Canon Thomas was appointed to St. Thomas parish in Owen Sound and under his leadership, St. Thomas Church was built. He remained in Owen Sound until December 1928 before accepting an appointment as rector of the Church of the Messiah in Kincardine. He stayed there until 1933 before moving on to become rector of St. John's Church in St. Thomas, Ontario where he remained until April 11, 1937 when he returned to Trinity Anglican Church in Galt as rector. Canon Thomas served as Anglican chaplin of the Galt branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and of the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry of Canada. He also served as president of the Galt and District Ministerial Association on three occasions and was Rural Dean at least twice. During his thirty years as rector, Canon Thomas initiated many changes at Trinity Anglican Church including the $85,000 addition to the parish hall, the addition of the Trinity Chapel, the Close, the new Sacristy, and the scout hall and the redecoration of the church and parish hall. Canon Thomas also served for many years on the Council of Huron College, London and was a member of the Board of Governors of Renison College, Waterloo. He was also the Honourary Clerical Secretary of the Diocese and received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Huron College in 1962. Canon Thomas retired from Trinity Anglican Church on July 15, 1967 and died at the age of seventy-four at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital on December 29, 1970 and is buried in Trinity Anglican Cemetery.
1. "Canon Thomas to Retire After 30 Years in Galt", Galt Evening Reporter Friday April 14, 1967.
2. "Impressive Ceremony as Candidates receive Holy Orders Anglican Church", Galt Evening Reporter Monday June 9, 1924.
3. Obituary Galt Evening Reporter Wednesday December 30, 1970.
4. "Rev. A.B. Thomas Honored on the 25th Anniversary of His Ordination", Galt Evening Reporter Thursday June 9, 1949.
5. "Rev. A.B. Thomas Was Ordained Here 20 Yrs Ago", Galt Daily Reporter Friday June 2, 1944.\i0
\bCambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [used with kind permission of Jim Quantrell]
- [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 014788 (1925).
Name:Grace Florence Eliza Willmot Gender:Female Age:24 Birth Year:abt 1901 Birth Place:London, Ont Marriage Date:23 Sep 1925 Marriage Place:Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Father:Norman Fritz Willmot Mother:Ellen Richards Spouse:Aelwyun Brant Thomas
|Born - 1896 - Lucan, MIddlesex Co., Ontario
|Married - 23 Sep 1925 - London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada
|Died - 29 Dec 1970 - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Buried - - Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada