Born in 1930 on http://www.bellisland.net Newfoundland, # 7 of 5 boys and 3 girls.
Our first assignment (both 23 at the time)—I include my wife, Jean, a teacher—came from my St. John’s, NL, Presbytery: It was an assignment to be the first resident minister/teacher team of a squatters’ town. There was no warning as to what to expect.
Without any details as to what to expect, we were told, by letter, to go to Happy Valley, near Goose-Bay, Labrador. Later, we found that the so-called valley—it wasn’t—was about six miles from there, on the Hamilton River. There, July 18, we found a squatter’s town made up of 115 families—50 United Church, 25 Anglican Church, 25 Moravian families and, maybe, two Roman Catholic families. Within a relatively short time, we brought the scattered community together and organized a Union Church. This was without the 15 Pentecostal families who, because of their fundamentalist religion, decided to go it on their own.
In 1954-1955 I did postgraduate studies (History of Ideas (religion and theology) at Boston University (founded by Methodists) theological seminary.
Then I served (3 years) in Northern New Brunswick (Tide Head, near Campbellton)
She and her husband, Wayne Adams now live in a floating house located near Tofino, BC.—Google search Floating homes, Freedom Cove, Tofino, BC. Catherine helped Wayne raise his two young children—a girl and boy—successfully. I did the wedding for the daughter who lives, in Sweden—Kjell Englund, a music and arts director. They have a daughter and a son—our two step great-grand children.
Our son Turner (1958)—a musician and a teacher—also a grad of York U. His wife, Farah, is from Tehran—a liberal Muslim, graduate of York U and mother of our only three grand children. They live in Don Mills, just south of us.
See also http://www.lindsayking.ca & http://www.flfcanada.com There is also a bio in
Willpower, Wisdom and Action lead me to be truly free.
This means that G~0~D power (note the ~0~—the Tildes & the zero) in me enables me to have WILLPOWER—the power of choiceI It is the power we all have—beginning with the Zero, ~0~ we were, to be at one with what I like to call G~O~D. Here the ~O~ symbolizes to the ALL that it Good, Opportune and Desirable.
It is the mighty power to CHOOSE,
To WILL, to think, to know, and act,
I can choose to be so sad,
What e’er I choose to think and be
When life’s a win/win game,
I choose to learn the how