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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Edward Tong [MDiv 1998]
Edward Chun Yu Tong, 45, went peacefully to the Lord at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, on June 11, 2013. He was born September 28, 1967 to Kuck Gee Tong and Wai Ching Chui in Hong Kong, China. On May 27, 2000 he married Diane Chan in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He and Diane served with the Wycliffe Bible Translators in Cameroon from 2004 to 2012. He worked as an exegete in a team of translators who revised the existing Bible in the Fulfulde language. They came back to Canada in August 2012.

Tracy Lichty [BRE 2004]
On Saturday June 22, 2013, Tracy Lichty passed away at the age of 32. She is fondly remembered by her grandmother Beatrice McAmmond. She was a dear daughter of Heather and Garry Cox and a cherished sister of Vicki (Duane) Cavanagh and James (Sheri) Cox. She will be sadly missed by her nephews Joshua, Caleb and Joel and nieces Brianna and Alicia. Tracy is also lovingly remembered by her aunts and uncles, many cousins and friends.

Ethel Dawson Smith [Diploma 1931]
Ethel went home to be with the Lord on December 31, 2013, at age 103. She was born on May 3, 1910 in Northern Ireland. At the age of two, she moved to the United States and was raised in Brookline, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. After graduating from high school, her father sent her to Toronto to live with her grandmother so she could attend Toronto Bible College (TBC). Ethel graduated in 1931 and gave an address at the graduation entitled “God’s Response to Man’s Cry.” She returned to the Boston area after graduation and married Iver Smith in 1936. For several years, she spent Sunday afternoons in Boston playing a portable pump organ for outdoor evangelical meetings. In the following years, she used her Bible knowledge acquired at TBC to teach Sunday School and home Bible clubs for children and was faithful in corresponding with many missionaries right up until a couple of years ago.