We extend our condolences to the family of Dirk Vander Vorst, who lived across the street from Altadore Baptist Church and passed away on May 4th. He was a good and faithful neighbor for our church; keeping an eye out on the building and bringing over misdirected mail. And his ski fence (pictured here) is infamous in the neighbourhood (and is Pokeman Gym!) You can read his obituary here.
We are also sad to report the death of Rev. Dr. Roy Bell, who had a long and distinguished pastoral and educational ministry in the Canadian Baptist community in Western Canada. He served as Pastor at First Baptist Church Calgary and First Baptist Church Vancouver plus many others. He also served on the Carey Theological College Board and the BUWC Board. We extend our sympathies to Jeremy Bell (CBWC Executive Director) and the rest of the family.