Roy began his term as Chair of Bloordale’s Church Council at Bloordale’s Annual General Meeting on March 8th, 2015. He also continues in his earlier role as Chair of our Outreach and Social Action Committee.
After moving to this area in 2007 he and his wife Mary visited Bloordale occasionally for a time and then decided to join the congregation in 2008. He joined Bloordale’s choir in 2011 and “found the experience very positive and continue to do so, thanks particularly to the leadership of Sharron and Mervin”. Roy joined our Outreach and Social Action Committee in 2012 and assumed the chairmanship the next year. He feels the committee is “most enjoyable as it is supported by a very fine group of people and wisely guided by Reverend Brian”.
Roy began his teaching career in 1962 at Humberside Collegiate. After ten years he moved to Oakwood Collegiate as Vice Principal, then to Central High School of Commerce as Principal. His final eight years were as Principal at Lawrence Park Collegiate. During his career, Roy served on several executives and was a founding member of the Principals’ Centre for Metropolitan Toronto.
After retirement Roy was active in three choirs and also in the Retired Teachers of Ontario, where he has served on the executive for the original city of Toronto district for ten years. He is currently Past President.
Roy and Mary have resided in Etobicoke for 48 years, and have three children and five grand children.
Julia is the Chair of our Communications Committee, and Past Chair of Bloordale United Church Council . As Communications Chair she oversees our communications through various media with our members and the wider community around us. She is also an active participant in our Social and Fundraising Committee, our Finance Committee, and in our Children’s Craft Night program. She is also involved in our “Property Options” team , our “Connecting with the Community” team , and our “Inter-church Liaison” team, which are looking at various aspects of the future directions for Bloordale United Church. Her most important unofficial activity here at Bloordale is to help make newcomers, as well as our long term church members, feel welcome and appreciated. In addition to her many volunteer activities at Bloordale, Julia also has a full time job as a Chartered Accountant, and is the owner-manager of a busy six-person accounting firm.