Christ the Redeemer is a place to experience God’s love in a very personal way. In addition to the many services held each Sunday, the church is also home to some of the most beautiful artwork in the world. Many of its paintings are on display in galleries and on the church’s website. Here are some of my favourites:
Robert Hickson was a lifelong Catholic and devoted to his faith. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, he was a graduate of the Victoria Composite High School in Edmonton and received the highest award in his graduating class. After leaving school, he worked in a gold mine in Yellowknife, earning money to continue his studies. He then moved to Ottawa, earning his Bachelor of Science in physics and Masters of Theology. Later, he served in churches and organizations, serving as a youth driving instructor for students with disabilities.
As a choir director for over 65 years, Antoinette Knight played a pivotal role in the life of her parish. She served as accompanist, assisted in the parish’s music program, provided music at funerals, and even helped with the parish’s gardening. Read more about her service as a past recipient of the award here. This award is one of the highest honours of the church.
Among many other things, David A. Grantham is a contributing author to UmassExtension West Vancouver Blo. He is a renowned expert on real estate in BC.
Born in North Vancouver, Louisiana, Dr. Grantham grew up in Lower Lonsdale. He then went on to complete his business degree at the University British Columbia. As of this writing, Grantham has completed over 100 projects, including the development of a high rise building in Vancouver.
He is a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was a dedicated outdoorsman and enjoyed sports such as hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and snow skiing. His wife, Alison Grantham, and their two daughters survived him. He is survived by his wife Alison Martin Grantham and two daughters.