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As 2021 drew to a close, we learned Dorothy Marshall, the Edmonton diocesan representative for the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), social justice committee co-chair, long-time columnist for The Messenger, as well as a faithful member of St. Andrew’s parish in Camrose, had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. 

Dorothy’s daughter Leah, a youth representative for PWRDF, returned to Canada from Holy Trinity Brompton in the UK to be the primary caregiver for her mum. (As many of you know, Dorothy, an organic sheep farmer, built a house on her son Colby’s farm and lived there with Leah until she left to study abroad.) You can see a special tribute video from PWRDF's visit to their farm here

We ask for your prayers for Dorothy, Leah and their whole family. Dorothy’s daughter Robyn, a member of St. John the Evangelist, Edmonton, posted on her Facebook page details of a fundraiser the family started before Christmas for PWRDF, “the cause she holds most dear,” as a gift for their mum. 

You can contribute a gift here to PWRDF in honour of Dorothy and her selfless ministry.