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Monday Monuments and Memorials – St Luke’s Anglican Church, Ottawa

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A church built in 1904 to house a parish that has served the community for 150 years remembers its parishioners who served the country in WW1. St Luke’s Anglican Church is at 760 Somerset St W in Ottawa.

A brass plaque is dedicated “in loving memory of the men of St Luke’s Parish who gave their lives in the Great War.” Twenty names are listed: Frederick W Beer, Percy R Cooper, John H Cummings, John J Dwyer, Herby W Fregin, Harry K Graham, William J Gallichan, Thomas B Giles, Samuel T Greenway, James T Greenway, G Harvey, William Hellier, Henry Kerr, Edmund H Milks, William H Shapter, Frederick C Sparks, Frederick G Thomas, James E Thomas, George M Tyrell and Percy N Wigmore.

Those 20 names are included along with 187 more parishioners who served in WW1 on a framed scroll in the shape of a church window. A stained glass window depicting St James is dedicated “to the glory of God and in loving memory of Percy N Wigmore, only son of James and Lillie Wigmore, killed in action on Sept 4, 1918. Erected by mother and sisters.”

A fire in October 2022 closed St Luke’s for church services. In December 2022, the congregation voted to seek discontinuation, while community support services will carry on through St Luke’s Table. What will become of the artifacts has yet to be determined.

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