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Archdeacon on Horseback Paperback – November 1, 1991


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Canon Cyril E.H. Williams was ordained a deacon of the Anglican Church on May 3, 1942 at St. Johns Church, North Vancouver. His first posting was to Mayo, Yukon, where he and his wife, Lilian spent two years. While at Mayo, he was ordained a priest. From Mayo, Cyril went to Merritt, B.C., where he ministered for four and a half years before being posted to Lytton, B.C. While at Lytton, he became intrigued by the stained glass window in the Indian church of St. Paul's and St. Mary's, depicting Archdeacon Small on horseback. He decided to find out more about Small. Cyril Williams' meticulous research spanned more than three years. In 1952, while ministering in Lytton, Cyril suffered paralysis down his right side. After lengthy and difficult therapy, he was able to return to his beloved church work, but in a different role. From June, 1960 to the end of 1979, he ably filled the position of archivist in the Anglican Church Archives, Vancouver School of Theology, University of British Columbia.

Pixie Mcgeachie is an experienced journalist; weekly newspaper editor; researcher; information officer; and book author. Pixie McGeachie's articles have appeared in such publications as Westworld, Pioneer News, The Elder Statesman, the Vancouver Book, Canadian Frontier and the British Columbia Historical News.

Pixie McGeachie is author of Adventures in Canada (a children's book) and Bygones of Burnaby. She is also co-author of A History of the Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

In addition to her writing work, Pixie McGeachie is a member of Burnaby Heritage Advisory Committee and president of the Burnaby Historical Society.


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