Dear friends, I write to you with sad news.

The Rev. Canon Lynn Uzans, former incumbent of All Saints parish in Huntsville and Archdeacon (Muskoka), has been dealing with a progressive lung disease for the past year. In early May the situation became complicated with additional health challenges and she was hospitalized. Over the last few weeks her condition has deteriorated and her prognosis is not good.  Rev. Lynn would like her friends in Christ to know this news and she welcomes our prayers for her and her family – husband Elmer and children Drea and Nicole.

Rev. Lynn is conscious and comfortable and very much at peace. She wants us to know that the Quaker hymn is very much on her heart, “It is well, it is well with my soul.”

Rev. Lynn first served in Christ Church Stouffville (Diocese of Toronto) as a Lay Reader and soon discerned a call to ordained ministry. She served in a variety of ministries including Trinity Aurora before moving to Algoma where she served in ministry at Vankoughnet, Uffington, Emsdale, Kearney, Novar, Sprucedale, and Sand Lake.  She became the incumbent of All Saints  (1996-2002) and Archdeacon of Muskoka in 1998.   She and her family moved to Nova Scotia where she served as an assistant priest, a Spiritual Director, and a Retreat Leader.

A faithful priest, Rev. Lynn was a fine teacher, an accomplished Christ-centred preacher of the good news, and a beloved pastor and compassionate presence to those she walked alongside in a time of need. She was a mentor and guide to a number of people discerning a call to ordination for which the church gives thanks.

I have been in touch with Rev. Lynn to offer our love and gratitude for her life and her faithful Chris-centred leadership in our church, and to assure her of our prayers for her whole family as they prepare together for the difficult days which lie before them. Rev. Lynn gives thanks for the care and support (albeit it from afar) of her friends in Algoma.

Let us pray:

“Loving and gracious God, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your beloved daughter Lynn, and give your power of healing to those who minister to her every need, that she may be strengthened in her weakness and have confidence in your loving care. Be a strong tower to her family Elmer, Drea and Nicole and enfold them in your tender care as they are with her in these difficult days. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”