Tuesday, May 08, 2007


St John the Evangelist, Kitchener

St John the Evangelist, Kitchener, OntarioIn memory of Herbert BowlbyThe first St John the Evangelist building was constructed in 1861 and torn down in 1894 when the the current building replaced it.

St John's ties to the community are reflected in the stained glass windows donated in memory of Walter Bean, the Rumpel-McKellars, the Seagrams and the Bowlbys. Shown is a window in memory of the son of a founding member, Herbert Bowlby, who served as the Surgeon General of the Canadian Army during World War I, and was killed during that war.

The best known outreach project of St. John's today is the Soup Kitchen, which has been in existence for many years. Last year it outgrew its location in St. John's, and moved to the second floor of the St. Vincent de Paul Society building.

The Memorial Scattering Garden was established in 1999, and provides a beautiful environment for the remembrance of loved ones.