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					                                                                                                                                                     ALMAGUIN NEWS, Thursday, April 2, 2009 - Page 19

                                           Topham, Lillian                                                                       Don’t worry, you’re covered
                                           they purchased 500 acres in South        Committee), the Weiler siblings’ annual
    Lillian Topham passed away
                                           Himsworth Township and entered into
                                           the dairy farming business. Many of
                                           their herd were high milk producers
                                                                                    travelling “Birthday Book,” and familial
                                                                                    gatherings. Lillian lived a full and busy
                                                                                    life. She was cheerful, curious, outgoing
                                                                                                                                      On Eagle                                mankind... an attempt to cover his
                                                                                                                                                                              sin. As we read the account in the
                                                                                                                                                                              Bible, of course, we learn that God in
peacefully on March 13, 2009. Lillian
(Weiler) was predeceased by her
husband Gilbert “Pete” Topham (1927-
                                           (D.H.I.A.), classified as Very Good or
                                           Excellent, and won trophies at local
                                                                                    and interested in people. She met all
                                                                                    challenges with courage, strength,                Wings                                   His wisdowm has a much better way
                                                                                                                                                                              of covering sins.
                                           fairs. Lillian and Pete raised two       strong spirit, practicality and a positive                                                    He does it with the shed blood of
1993). She was the beloved mother of       daughters, sent them to university and   attitude; she always maintained joy              By Pastor C.J. Barry Kentner,            His son, our saviour, Jesus Christ (1
Judith Topham and Della Topham (Greg       were proud of their accomplishments.     within her. She found balance and                Whitestone Community Church              John 1:7).
Foisie) and the late Reginald Topham.          With retirement, Lillian eagerly     fulfilment in life, and touched many                                                          That blood not only cleanses us
She was the dear sister of Margaret        pursued her own educational              lives.                                           In the professional world the            from sin and covers us, but it gives
Taylor (Charles, deceased), Helen          endeavours, earning her OSSD with             The funeral service for Lillian         initials CYA have significant meaning.       us a refuge to hide behind. a refuge
Sikora (John, deceased), Donald Weiler     honours, and received an Ontario         Topham was held March 18, 2009 at            But every one of us has, at one time or      that Satan and his agents cannot
(Beatrice), Monica Kunkel (Gerard J.),     Ministry of Education Award of Merit     the Paul Funeral Home, Powassan.             another, sought to protect ourselves,        penetrate.
Isabelle Kunkel (Lawrence), Gladys         for Outstanding achievement.             Mr. Richard Paul officiated. Musical         or defend ourselves and our actions              In Ephesians 1:7 and again in
Piper (Clare), Rachel Tremblay (Larry),        After retirement, Lillian enjoyed    tributes of The Last Thing on My             by some type of “covering.” It is an         Colossians 1:14 St. Paul assures us
and Audrey Kunkel (Gerard W.).             participating in Golden Sunshine         Mind and Amazing Grace were sung             action as old as man. The first “cover       that we have “redemption through”
    Lillian, the third daughter of Sarah   Club and Powassan Legion card            by nieces Bernadette Kerr and Laurie         up” attempt was by Adam and Eve.             His blood. And Colossians 1:20 tells
(Busch) and Ferdinand Weiler, was born     games and tournaments, “Seniors for      Holtz, accompanied by Bernadette on              After doing what God told them           us we have “peace through the blood
on the family farm in South Himsworth      Seniors” dinners, Meals on Wheels, and   the piano. A written tribute by sister       not to and tasting the fruit of a specific   of His cross!”
Township, just outside Trout Creek. She    entertainment for seniors at Eastholme   Gladys Piper was delivered by Richard        tree, they realized they were naked              Man can do a partial “cover up”
attended Hummel School SS #3. Living       and Lady Isabelle nursing homes. She     Paul. Casket bearers were Clayton            before God. Not just naked in the            of his sin (mistakes, lies, etc.), but
next door to the school meant that,        was a member of the Golden Sunshine      Kunkel, Martin Kunkel, Brian Piper,          physical way, but naked spiritually as       eventually the truth is found and he,
not only did she have her studies to       Club and the 2007 Hummel School          James Sikora, Kevin Topham and               well. Nothing covered them.                  like Adam and Eve, is literally naked.
attend to, she also had custodial duties   Reunion Committee.                       Wayne Topham.                                    Because of the wonderful way in          Nothing is hidden. God, however,
including carrying water, starting the         Lillian    thoroughly      enjoyed        Funeral arrangements were under         which God made mankinnd, they                through the blood of His son, erases
woodstove, cleaning the blackboard         maintaining ties with her extended       the direction of the Paul Funeral            had the sense and ability to realize         the sin so there is nothing left to cover
and sweeping the floors. After her         family and siblings, as demonstrated     Home, Powassan. To make a donation           that they should cover parts of their        up, and then gives us the continuing
senior-high education, she entered         with her participation in community      in memory of Lillian Topham, to              body, and the broad fig leaf was the         cover or shelter of the blood of Jesus
the work force and was employed in         events (South Himsworth 100th            request a memory card, or for further        natural answer.                              Christ which continuously protects
Restoule, North Bay and Powassan.          Anniversary Weiler Float, 2003 South     information, please call the Paul                This action hid the natural, but         us from all sins.
    In 1952, Lillian married Gilbert       River Fair Parade entry, Hummel          Funeral Home at 705-724-2024 or              not the spiritual. However, this is              Why try to cover yourself when
(Pete) Topham. Shortly thereafter          School       Reunion      Organization                  the first recorded, religious act of         Jesus has done it for you?

        THE UNITED CHURCH OF                                                                                                                                                  SOUTH RIVER SEVENTH DAY
               CANADA                                                                                                                                                            ADVENTIST CHURCH
        Emsdale Pastoral Charge                                                                                                                                                 Bunker Hill Road, South River
        Minister: Rev. Nina Fulford                                                                                                                                                 Saturday Services
                 788-2360                                                                                                                                                          9:15 and 11:00 a.m.
        Sunday Worship Services                   THE UNITED CHURCH OF                    THE UNITED CHURCH OF                              CHURCH OF CHRIST                       Tuesday - 7:00 p.m.
         Sprucedale - 9:00 a.m.                          CANADA                                  CANADA                                         SUNDRIDGE                            Pastor: Fred Irish
          Harmony - 11:00 a.m.                                                                                                                                                        (705) 476-2397
               IN EMSDALE                       Burk’s Falls Pastoral Charge               South River - Trout Creek                          (beside Bray Motors)               Local Elder - Blair Flowers
        Happenings at Emmanuel                         Office: 382-3325                         Pastoral Charge                            Come and Grow with Us!                         386-2933
                                                     Katrine - 10:30 a.m.                    Invites You to Worship                       Services Sunday                             All Are Welcome
              United Church                                                                                                         9:30 a.m. - Adult Bible Class
                                               Burk’s Falls Hymn Sing- 11:15 a.m.
          United Church Women                                                                   Office: 386-2308                    10:30 a.m. - Worship Service
                                                       Service - 11:30 a.m.
                1st Monday                           Trinity Magnetawan                     Trout Creek - 9:00 a.m.                    and Children’s Classes                    CHETWYND COMMUNITY
          1:30 p.m. - 636-7172                              9:15 a.m.                       South River - 11:00 a.m.                         Wednesday                                 CHURCH
          Exploring Faith Weekly                     Maureen Ellison, LPM                      Rev. Joan M. Smith                     7:00 p.m. - Bible Classes
      Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 788-2360                    All Are Welcome                       All Visitors Welcome                    A family spirit awaits you                     Sunday 10:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                                          Office: 384-5214
         Choir Group - 636-9389                                                                                                                                                     Celebration & Worship
            Everyone Welcome                   THE POWASSAN & CHISHOLM                    EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN
                                                   UNITED CHURCHES                                                                  ANGLICAN PARISHES OF                            1193 Chetwynd Road
                                                                                                CHURCH                            ALMAGUIN/GOOD SHEPHERD                                (Burk’s Falls)
                                                                                                                                                                                    Pastor Doug Campbell
                                                All are welcome to worship at             Magnetawan, St. Paul’s                    Rector: Rev. Patrick McManus                          382-5518
                                                                                       “Led by Jesus Christ to proclaim
       PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES                                Chisholm                                                                            636-7038
                                                                                                                                     Sunday Worship Services                            Good Friday
                                                      1469 Chiswick Line                   God’s Word and Love.”
                                                                                            Sundays - 10:30 a.m.                         and Sunday School                            7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
            Knox Presbyterian                               9:30 a.m.                                                                  9:00 a.m. Grace Church
           Sundridge 9:30 a.m.                                                           Pastor: Rev. Thom Zumbrock                                                                   The ‘Jesus’ Film
                                                    Powassan - 11:15 a.m.                                                                     South River
            Knox Presbyterian                                                                     387-4939                          11:00 a.m. St. Mark’s Church                    EVERYONE WELCOME
        Magnetawan - 10:30 a.m.                        Rev. Teresa Jones                                                                        Emsdale
        St. Andrew’s Presbyterian                       Office: 724-2815                       TROUT CREEK                              7:00 p.m. Wednesday
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         Burk’s Falls - 11:15 a.m.                                                            BAPTIST CHURCH                                  Hon. Assoc’s
          Office: 1-877-387-4882                    CHURCH OF CHRIST                                                                  The Ven. Dr. Eric Paterson                       Trout Creek Mass
         Rev. Les Drayer 495-4660                                                        Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.                       Rev. Dr. Glen Taylor                 Saturday 7 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m.
                                                Now meeting in the building           Worship - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.                      All Are Welcome
                     and                                                                                                                                                            St. Augustine’s Church
           Rev. Dr. Walter Winger                 beside Paul’s Auto Service,                (Time of fellowship &
                                                                                       lunch provided between services)                                                                   South River
                  387-0303                       formerly “Girlfriend’s Gym”.
                                                                                             Thursday Prayer &                                                                       Mass - Sunday 9 a.m.
          Your Friendly Churches                 Sunday Worship - 9:15 a.m.
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