Retired Bishop of QuAppelle Duncan Wallace died June 22 after a brief bout with cancer. He was 77. He was elected Bishop of Qu’Appelle in 1997 and retired in 2005.
Wallace was born in Ontario and raised in Winnipeg where he obtained a B.A from the University of Winnipeg and M.Divfrom St. John’s College, Winnipeg. He was ordained priest in 1965. His first posting was to Fairholm First Nations Mission where he served to 1969 according to Wikipedia. He then served five years at St.Anne’s Church, Winipeg followed by four years at Grace Church, Milton, Ontario before moving to Regina in 1978 as Rector of St. Paul’s Cathedral and Dean of Qu’Appelle. He was elected 10th Bishop of Qu’Appelle in 1997 and served until his retirement in 2005.
The service of Thanksgiving held June 27 in St. Paul’s Cathedral filled the church with clerics, friends, parishioners and family. Chairs were set up in the attached gathering area and Community Centre to accommodate the overflow crowd. Former Bishop of Qu’Appelle and Calgary and Newly elected Metropolitan of Rupert’s Land Archbishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson attended and gave the final blessing. Winnipeg Roman Catholic Archbishop Emeritus James Weisgerber was present in the Sanctuary and Reverend John Meehan S.J. at the request of Regina Archdiocese Vicar General Very Revered Lorne Crozonrepresented the Regina Archdiocese in place of Archbishop Daniel Bohan who’s illness prevented him from attending. At the request of Wallace’s family, pianists David McIntyre and Janice Elliott-Denike performed upbeat jazz music prior to the service.
Long-time friend of Wallace, David Crawley, delivered the homily recounting the days he, Wallace and Michael Peers were young priests in Winnipeg. Peers eventually became the Primate of Canada and Crawley retired as Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Anglican province of British Columbia-Yukon.
Qu’Appelle Bishop Robert Hardwicke was the Presider with Officiants retired Anglican Primate of Canada Michael Peers, Archbishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson, Qu’Appelle Dean Michael Sinclair and retired Qu’Appelle Dean James Merrett.
First Nations Elder Arthur Anderson performed a SweetgrassCeremony prior to the final Commendation performed by Peers.