Fonds Acc: DRL 1994 - 12 - 15 - William Bertal Heeney fonds

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William Bertal Heeney fonds

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CA DRL Acc: DRL 1994 - 12 - 15

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  • 1909 - 1934 (Creation)

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3.0 cm of textual records; 1 black and white photograph

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William Bertal Heeney was born in 1873. He ordained Deacon in 1900, and Priest the following year in Ontario. He served as Rector of Christ Church, Belleville, Ontario from 1906 to 1909 and at St. Luke's Winnipeg, from 1909 to 1942. He was also the Rural Dean of Winnipeg from 1925 to 1927. He became Honorary Canon of St. John's Cathedral in 1917 and served as Examining Chaplain to Archbishop of Rupert's Land from 1934 to 1942. Heeney wrote several books, including "John West and the Founding of Rupert's Land" (1933) and was the editor for "Leaders of the Canadian Church" (1920) and "What Our Church Stands For" (1932). He was appointed archivist for the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land in 1933. William Bertal Heeney died in 1955.

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The records of The Rev. William Bertal Heeney came to the Diocesan archives as a transfer of records from the General Synod Archives in 1994.

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The fonds consists of a presentation booklet celebrating 25 years as Rector of Winnipeg, St. Luke (dated 18 February 1934) that includes signatures and parish lists and officers; and a farewell booklet, illuminated and calligraphed, bound in soft buckskin cover, 1909. See file list.

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The material is in English.

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Related material: See Provincial Synod Journals 1932 - 1942; "What Our Church Stands For" (1932) edited by W.B. Heeney and "Centenary Addresses and Sermons, Rupert's Land Celebrations" (1920) by W.B. Heeney in the Library Collection; "John West and His Red River Mission", "The Founding of Rupert's Land and its First Bishop", and "Our Church in Rupert's Land", by W.B. Heeney in the Pamphlet Collection.

Associated material: Provincial Archives of Manitoba, EPRL collection records 1919 - 1937.

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