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Rev Canon Robert S. H. Greene

Rev Canon Robert S. H. Greene

Birth
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 16 Oct 2017 (aged 94)
Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Burial Etobicoke, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 184666894 · View Source
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OBITUARY: - GREENE, SSC, Reverend Canon Robert S. H. January 14, 1923 – October 16, 2017 On October 16, 2017, the Rev. Canon Robert S. H. Greene of Calgary passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 94 years with his beloved wife Marion by his side.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, on January 14, 1923, he served in a tank crew with Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) and fought in Italy, France, Belgium, Germany and the liberation of Holland. His wartime experience and devout faith led him to pursue a calling as a priest in the Anglican Church.

He obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Licentiate in Theology from Trinity College, Toronto and subsequently his Bachelor of Sacred Theology. Father Bob was ordained a priest in 1954 and subsequently served in parishes in Lac La Biche, Fairview, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and Philadelphia, before "retiring" to Calgary in 1996; where he went on to serve as parish Priest in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Vulcan and Gleichen, Alberta.

From 1977 to 1993, he was the parish priest at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church in Toronto.

Deeply principled and courageous, he was a fierce fighter against injustice and a champion of the underdog. He had a quirky sense of humour and amused everyone with his corny jokes. He loved the family cottage at Point au Baril, where he had been going since he was in utero.

He served the City of Calgary as Alderman from 1969 to 1971. He was the Chairman of the Monarchist League of Canada, Calgary Branch for many years and was also a strong supporter of the Prayer Book Society. At the time of his death he was the priest in charge at St. Andrew's Anglican church in Gleichen, Commissary of the Diocese of Northern Malawi, Padre at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 264 and Honorary National Padre of the LSH (RC).

The funeral has been held in Calgary. Interment will take place at St. George's on the Hill Cemetery, Toronto.


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  • Created by: Ron C. Johnston
  • Added: 27 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 184666894
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Canon Robert S. H. Greene (14 Jan 1923–16 Oct 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184666894, citing Saint George's Church-on-the-Hill Cemetery, Etobicoke, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Ron C. Johnston (contributor 47961888) .