Anne Marguerite SQUIRE

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SQUIRE, Anne Marguerite
October 17, 1920 – April 24, 2017
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Anne Squire in her 97th year. She will be deeply missed by her three daughters, Fran (Ken), Lauri, and Marni (Michael) and five grandchildren Caitlin, Matthew, Graeme (Melissa), Meredith, and James. Anne was predeceased six months ago by her dearly loved husband, Bill, with whom she shared a life for 73 years. Anne was a highly respected educator, writer and social activist whose religious home was the United Church of Canada. She served as Moderator from 1986 to 1988, the first lay woman leader elected to this highest office. Until her death she championed projects that would make the church more radically inclusive, more feminist, more responsive to multi-faith opportunities, and more welcoming to members of the LGBTQ community and lay ministry. She received honorary degrees for her trailblazing work by McGill University (DD,1980), Queen's University (DD,1985), and Carleton University (LLD, 1988) and was a recipient of the Senate medal, Carleton University (1972). After completing her MA and teaching at Carleton University, Anne participated in work at the national level of the United Church. For the next forty years, she contributed her talents and vision with others, sharing in the work of community organizations such as the Ottawa Carleton Palliative Care Association, the Muslim/ Christian Dialogue group and the Multifaith Housing Initiative. At the centre of her life were her family and friends to whom she was fiercely loyal, and the congregation of Emmanuel United Church. To celebrate her inspiring life, a memorial service is planned for 2:00 p.m., May 4, 2017 at Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Rd. Donations in her memory can be made through the Multifaith Housing Initiative, the Emmanuel United Church Innovation fund, or a charity of choice.
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Apr. 29, 2017
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