Events under 'Rites of Passage'

Events under 'Rites of Passage'
Tuesday, August 04, 2020

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Memorial Service for Heather Lever

A memorial service for Heather Lever will be held on Wednesday, January 3 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Heather died suddenly on December 21.

This will be a brief grave-side service. Guests are instructed to arrive at the east gate entrance off Mt. Pleasant Road at 11:45 a.m.

Please note that Heather's obituary in the Toronto Star had the wrong date in the paper edition.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
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Pat Skippon Memorial Service

Sunday, June 05, 2011 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Memorial For Ken Martin

Sunday, June 10, 2012 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Memorial For Don Cameron

Sunday, June 17, 2012 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Memorial Service for Mary Martin

Mary Martin was a long-time member of our congregation and a veteran for the second world war. She died on November 10 at the age of 89.

Read Mary's obituary in The Toronto Star.

Saturday, December 08, 2012 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ordination of Carly Gaylor

The Board of Trustees of the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto is proud to invite you to the Service of Ordination for Carly Helen Gaylor. Carly grew up in our congregation and served as our Summer Minister in 2011.

A potluck reception will follow the ceremony. All are invited to bring finger foods to share.

Sunday, April 07, 2013 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Memorial Service Planning: Celebrating A Life

A Unitarian Universalist Memorial Service focuses on celebrating in an individual way, the life and achievements of the person who has died. Time and again people from other denominations who attend a UU Memorial Service are impressed by its warmth and its personal nature.

Join Margo Holland and Kate Chung for this interactive workshop that helps you to create a Celebration of Life Service that reflects your own unique self.

$5.00 or pay what you can (bring a sandwich).

Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:15 pm - 2:45 pm
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Celebration of Life for June Sanderson

A memorial service to celebrate the life of June Sanderson will be held in Sunderland Hall, with a reception following in Workman Hall.

Sunday, April 13, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Memorial service for Nancy Young

A Celebration of the Life of Nancy Young will be held at First Unitarian on Saturday, May 31, at 1:00pm. Learn more about Nancy.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Memorial service for Alan Romeril

A Celebration of Life for Alan Romeril will be held on June 3rd at 10:30am in the Chapel at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Learn more about Alan.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Memorial Service for Bruce Schwartzentruber

Bruce SchwartzentruberBruce Schwartzentruber died suddenly in early November at the age of 67. He was arguably our congregation’s most outgoing member; his passing is an enormous loss to our community.

He served as our Membership Convenor for the past two years, while also helping to launch the Diversity Working Group, the Aboriginal Awareness Group, and a mentoring coalition to support the growth of Unitarian Universalism in Kenya.

Anyone who has walked through our doors with any regularity over the past few years has likely been welcomed by Bruce with his outstretched hand. He will be deeply missed by so many in our congregation, and around the world.

As always, all are welcome at this Celebration of Life. Memorial donations may be made to First Unitarian Toronto - Kenya Project, or to Hospice Toronto.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Memorial Service for Dick Martin

Richard (Dick) Martin died peacefully on December 20th.

Dick's memorial service will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 3rd, in Sunderland Hall.

Saturday, January 03, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ordination of Lori Kyle

Lori Kyle, a longtime a member of our congregation, is currently serving as the spiritual leader at the UU Congregation of Durham.

In Sunderland Hall.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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In Memorium: Margery Leila Poole 1918-2015

Margery’s nieces, Susan Young, Elizabeth Young and Barbara Young-English invite her relatives, friends, and acquaintances to attend a memorial service and ritual in the Reclaiming Tradition.

In Workman Hall. Refreshments and fellowship to follow.

Please come prepared to participate and share memories of her life. Let's dance a beautiful spiral for Margery.

Sunday, May 15, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Very Special Celebration

Join in celebrating the 10-year anniversay of First unanimously calling Shawn Newton as our Minister.

During the service there will be a Recovenanting ceremony between Shawn and the congregation, and afterwards there will be a party with great food and tributes.

Judy Clarke is preparing a special “memory book” for Shawn. Remember to send your thoughts, memories, pictures and greetings to her This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Ordination of Christopher Wulff

Toronto First ministers Shawn Newton and Lynn Harrison will be pleased to officiate at the ordination into the Unitarian-Universalist ministry of Christopher Wulff, who has attended Toronto First since he was a child.

Service in in Sunderland Hall; reception following.

View the Order of Service.

Sunday, November 04, 2018 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Memorial Service for Larry Wulff

A memorial service for Larry Wulff will take place in Sunderland Hall, followed by a reception in Workman Hall.

Larry was a long time Unitarian Universalist, and an active participant in the life of First for over 50 years.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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