In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Robert Cooch (1959)

Robert went home to be with his Lord and Saviour at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family on October 26, 2012 in his 82nd year. Robert Cooch of Sebright was a much loved husband of Helen Cooch (nee Sanderson) of 57 years; a loving father of Miriam Rachar (Charles-predeceased) of Orillia and Matthew and his wife Haide of Hamilton; and dear grandfather of Timothy Cooch and Laura Rachar.

Thomas Hughie Sykes (Diploma 1964)

Born on September 22, 1937 in Claresholm, Alberta, Tom moved to Banff in 1956 where he was introduced to Jesus through friends and seeking out the truth from a Bible. While living in Banff he met and married Ruby. They moved to Toronto where Tom went to Toronto Bible College in preparation for missionary work in Haiti. Their missionary career began in 1965 where John wore many hats in the areas of construction, mechanics, preaching, being a father figure to children in orphanages and being a husband and father. He used to say he could fix anything but broken hearts. Tom lived in Haiti for twenty-seven years serving with Unevangelized Fields Missions (now Crossworld). They left Haiti in 1991, returning to Banff where Tom worked as a mechanic for his brother John. Tom and Ruby retired and moved to Calgary in 2003 where he was able to see his daughters and seven grandchildren whom he loved very much. He was involved in the local church, helping with the children's and seniors groups, communion preparation and doing repairs for those in need. Tom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2012 and passed away peacefully on October 05, 2012 with his wife and daughters by his side. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Ruby and daughters Val, Tammy and Cindy, his daughters' families and brothers, nieces and nephews.

Gerald Scott Jackson (BTh 1960)

Gerald passed away on July 12, 2012 and leaves behind his wife Janet (1959).

Emma Lane (Musser) (1938)

Emma entered the presence of God whom she loved on April 16, 2012 at Christie Gardens in Toronto, age 99. She was the dear wife of the late Herbert (Bert) Henry Lane (Evening Class 1930); devoted mother of Margaret Miller (BRE, 1970) (Rev. Chris) and Harold (Barbara); loving grandmother of Rev. Melissa Davis (Mac) and Philip Lane (Patricia); and daughter of the late Ada and Martin Musser of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Toronto Bible College in 1938 and was a long-time member of Bethel Baptist Church, Toronto. The funeral service was held on April 21, 2012.

Margaret Swan (Stevens) (BRE 1967)

Margaret passed away in December 2012. Her favourite scripture verse was John 15:16.

Winnifred Wallace (1952)

Winnifred passed away September 24, 2012 at age 93. She was the loving aunt of fifteen nieces and nephews and will be deeply missed by her many great-nieces, nephews and friends. Her favourite scripture verse was Isaiah 41:10