Thursday, 16 February 2012

Painting a Day 81

Today is tinged with sadness for the death of a long time family friend, Fr Tom McKillop.  His work was influential in the lives of many, starting Youth Corps in Toronto, and helping to found the Christian Family Peace Weekends.  The communities and teams he started were responsible for many meetings of minds and couples!  Geof and I met through his work as did three other close sets of family friends.  I can't imagine how many children are here today because of relationships formed in his communities.  He was full of love for youth, and was ever-encouraging people to "go for it" when they had an idea.  A gentle soft-spoken man.  He will be missed by many.

Winter Farmhouse, acrylic on canvas board, 8" x 10"


  1. Keep up the good Work

  2. Fr. Tom touched my life deeply during my time as a teenager with Youth Corps. I too met life friends because of him. And then--Mother Theresa, Jean Vanier, L'Arche, John Howard Griffin--these and more enriched my life because he led me to them. He was the embodiment of a socially-engaged church with God as centre. A gentle giant--his passing gives me pause to reflect and give Thanks.