Saying Good-Bye

Left to Right…. The Rev’d Anne Jaikaran, Rose Perry, Wendy Kilgour, Doug Wilson Hodge and Jim Smythe


Today is Rose Perry’s last day at the office as Parish Administrator for St. Aidan’s. For just a little more than two years now, Rose Perry has been our Parish Administrator. Rose joined us in 2012 in a time of great change and transition for St Aidan’s parish. In the short time that she has been with us Rose has helped us make great strides in how we manage data, present materials, advertise events, modernize our office, schedule volunteers, handle rentals .. And the list goes on. Rose is leaving us to upgrade her education and further her career goals. We wish Rose every success in her future endeavours. She has been a valuable member of our St. Aidan’s team. She and her gifts will be missed.

It was a joy for me to officiate at Rose and Ryan’s wedding this past May. I have been pleased to get to know Rose over these past two years and indeed will miss her in the office. She has been a hard working member of our team who always managed to get more done than we could have asked for.

I invite you all to pray for the wardens at St Aidan’s as they are in the midst of a search for a new Parish Administrator. CS Lewis wrote – “When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.” Our prayer now is for that unexpected blessing that God will make known to us.

In the meantime, I offer thanks for our time with Rose. “Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.” Mother Teresa was a wise teacher. Rose you have been a blessing and a lesson – I hope we have been the same for you.

Please join me in wishing Rose every blessing. (Comments section is in the upper right of this post)

God Bless you Rose in your new adventures!

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  1. Rose you have done a tremendous job while at St.Aidan’s and we will really miss you. Good luck with your studies and future journey.

  2. Rose
    Many thanks for leading me through the world of technology. I have a long way to go but I am certainly ahead of where I was when you joined St. Aidan’s. Blessings for the future.

  3. Rose, you have been a real joy; so efficient; so willing. Whether it was ACW or the CBS stamps, all I ever had to do was ask for your help and it was immediate. You have a wonderful goal and we know you will do well. Katherine

  4. I wish you every success in your new endeavor, Rose. We may not have met face-to-face more than a few times but you were a comfort zone and could always be depended upon to give your best effort to answer any questions that were asked and to assist in any way possible. Good Luck and a Very Merry Christmas to you and yours Anne Kershaw

  5. Thank you so much for all of your assistance particularly with my dealings on behalf of the altar guild and especially for tolerating my hand written financial reports. We wish continued success with your future endeavours and a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.

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