CARDER, Genevieve (Taylor) —
Passed away peacefully in her sleep at Shepherd Lodge on May 25, 2017 in her 101st year. Predeceased by her beloved husband for 52 years Rev. James L. Carder with whom she shared in United Church ministry in Hearst, Barrie, Sudbury, Toronto and Stouffville. Also predeceased by her brother Bryce Taylor and survived by his wife Audrey. Loved mother of Bill (Marney), Gord (MaryLou), Ruth Margaret (Paul), Bob, daughter-in-law Terry and honorary son Garry Chong. Fondly remembered by grandchildren Chris (Sandy), Glenn (Andrea), Michael (Shari), Kate (Lee), Jason (Linda), Bryan (Mallisa) and Neil (Megan). Much loved "G.G." of Nelson, Alexander, Desmond, Olivia, Brianna and Logan.
Genevieve spent her life in service to others. She held a number of important roles with the United Church's head office including: National Girl's Work Secretary, responsibility for developing the United Church's ministry with person's of special needs, representing the United Church at the National Council of Churches and Canada on a committee of the World Council of Churches. In 1982 she served as president of Toronto Presbytery of the United Church. She also chaired moderator Dr. Sang Chul Lee's advisory committee and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Sacred Letters in 1992. In her retirement she continued to serve others at Glen Ayr United Church and as president of the residents' councils at Fellowship Towers and Shepherd Terrace right up to her 95th year.
Funeral service will be held at Knox United Church, 2569 Midland Ave. (Midland Ave. and Sheppard Ave. E.), on Saturday, June 3rd with visitation from 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at 2:30 p.m. Special thanks for the excellent care provided by the staff at Shepherd Lodge, as well as to companions Nancy, Marilou and Lalita for their loving care.
Donations in her memory may be made to the United Church of Canada Mission & Service Fund, Knox United Church Memorial Fund, Shepherd Village or a charity of your choice.
Published by Toronto Star on May 29, 2017.