|Birth: ||Mar. 7, 1898|
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 1981|
Msgr. Benjamin I. Webster was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England, on March 7, 1898. He and his parents immigrated to Canada when he was approximately seven years old and settled in St. Catharines. He attended Separate School and St. Catharines Collegiate Institute before attending St. Michael's College from 1915 to 1919. He entered St. Augustine's Seminary in 1919, and was ordained to the Priesthood in St. Michael's Cathedral by Archbishop Neil McNeil on May 26, 1923.
Father Webster served as Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Toronto, Guardian Angels Parish, Orillia, St. Michael's Cathedral and St. Helen's Parish, Toronto before becoming Pastor of St. Joseph's Parish, Grimsby in July of 1936. He was later transferred to St. Mary's Parish, Welland in 1942, where he served until September 1946.
Father Webster was elected as Titular Bishop of the See of Paphus and named Auxiliary to Cardinal James C. McGuigan, for the Metropolitan See of Toronto, on September 24, 1946. He received his Episcopal Consecration in St. Michael's Cathedral on November 21, 1946, from Cardinal McGuigan assisted by Bishop John T. Kidd of London and Bishop Joseph F. Ryan of Hamilton. As well as assisting Cardinal McGuigan with various Episcopal duties, Bishop Webster also served as Diocesan Consultor. From 1951 to 1954, he was also Pastor of St. Joseph's Parish, Toronto.
On April 21, 1954, Bishop Webster was appointed Bishop of Peterborough Diocese. He served in that capacity until his retirement on March 12, 1968, at which time he became Titular Bishop of the See of Tigamibena and Chaplain of St. Joseph's Hospital, Parry Sound. Bishop Webster died in Parry Sound on January 18, 1981, and was interred in St. Peter's Cemetery, Peterborough.
Saint Peters Roman Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Jun 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27903603
Rest in Peace|
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It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Bishop Webster, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.|
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