SHAWVILLE April 29, 2018
Gathered in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, it was a picture-perfect send-off for one long-time, dedicated spiritual leader in her community. Her congregation, gathered in close together with hands placed on her and each other, as they shared one last blessing.
That was the scene at the end of the Venerable Mavis Brownlee’s final service on Sunday afternoon in Shawville, as she heads off into retirement after serving nine years in the community.
“I’m just very thankful for each and every parish, and our leadership here in Shawville, in Holy Trinity Radford, in St. Paul’s and now in the greater parish, up to Danford Lake and Otter Lake, Renfrew,” said Brownlee, following the service. “I mean, this has been a real gift to me. To be able to, just before I retire, see this blossoming and coming together, with the incredible team that we have now. I couldn’t leave at a better time.”
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