Presbytery Newsletter December 15th, 2017

From Greg Williams:

The minutes of Nov. 23 meeting have been uploaded to the website and are available for viewing under the “minutes” tab.


From Merle Blake:

Prayers and sympathy are extended to the family of Rev. Willard B. Lyons on his passing on Sunday, December 10th, 2017. A memorial service will be held at the Boiestown UC on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11:00am. Visit

The late Rev. Willard B. Lyons of Ludlow, NB passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital at the age of ninety two years.

Born in Carroll’s Crossing, NB on October 9, 1925, he was one of five brothers born to the late Tully and the late Florence Lyons. One other brother, Clarke died of polio as a child and all four of Willard’s brothers, Marple, Bernard, Gerald and Len have predeceased him.

During the Second World War, Willard served overseas with the Carleton York Regiment of New Brunswick.

In August of 1949, Willard married Evelyn Walls of Blackville. They had fifty six years of marriage before her passing in January of 2005. Willard is survived by three sons and one daughter, Keith (Beverley) Tully, Allan (Danica), and Beth (Raymond) Morrison. Willard was also predeceased by one daughter-in law, Darlene.

Mr Lyons also leaves to mourn four grandsons, Devin (Marie) of Vancouver, Mark (Laurie) of Toronto, Christopher (Katherine) and Jordan (Alissa) both of Fredericton. Mr Lyons also had three great-grandchildren, Emma and Brayden of Fredericton and Nola of Vancouver.

For many years the family lived in Blackville and Willard was employed at the RCN ammunition depot in Renous.

During twenty four years of ministry with the United Church of Canada, Willard served pastorates in Advocate Harbour, NS, Sheffield, NB Bideford, PEI, Collingwood, NS, Millstream and Stanley, NB. Since his retirement, Willard has lived in Ludlow, NB.


From Maritime Conference Office to all Pastoral Charges:

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