A special by-invitation-only service was held to present St. Mark Ocean Park’s recipients with “The Order of the Diocese of New Westminster” (ODNW) on All Saints’ Day, November 1, 2020. Among the 21 present at the short service were Hilda Smith, ODNW, Lynne Hurd, ODNW, and Brian Walks, ODNW, along with the newest members. The Most Reverend Melissa Skelton’s Sermon was read by the Reverend Philippa Segrave-Pride.
To keep in the family “bubble”, Tyler presented his mother, Pauline Blachford, Bishop’s nominee, with her ODNW medal. Then Jenna presented her grandfather, Les Edmonds, St. Mark’s nominee, with his ODNW medal. Rev. Philippa Segrave-Pride read the citations during the presentations.
Below is a gallery of photographs from the presentation service of “The Order of the Diocese of New Westminster” to Pauline Blachford (Bishop’s nominee) and Les Edmonds (St Mark Ocean Park nominee).
Photos: Pauline Blachford, ODNW, with her son, Tyler.
Les Edmonds, ODNW, with his granddaughter, Jenna.
Family shot of Pauline Blachford, ODNW,with her daughter, Sabrina, son, Tyler, and her husband Jack.
Family shot of Les Edmonds, ODNW, with his daughter Heather, son-in-law David, wife Jean, and granddaughter, Jenna.
ODNW’s: Les Edmonds, Hilda Smith, Lynne Hurd, Pauline Blachford, & Brian Walks.
Barb Walks contributor.