A message from Archbishop Anne


It is with sorrow I announce that the Rev. Gail Clifton died in Thunder Bay Regional on December 27th, 2023. For a number of years Rev. Gail served as the Honourary Assistant at Gathering Table in Thunder Bay. In spite of a number of health challenges, she attended divine worship regularly, celebrating Holy Eucharist and preaching when she was able. She loved good liturgy and was a lifelong learner and frequent attendee at the online book studies which I held during the Covid years. 


In her note to the clericus informing them of her death, Archdeacon Deborah wrote:  “Gail was a beautiful priest, devoted spouse to Gail Pell, kind friend, wise teacher, and filled with a deep faith.” 


The incumbent of Gathering Table, the Rev. Ann Camber, will be presiding at Rev. Gail’s funeral service when she returns from her Christmas break. “We pray for Gail (spouse) in her loss and are thankful for the years Rev. Gail was part of our parish.”


Rest eternal grant unto Gail, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon her.


From the BAS p, 564

Loving and merciful God, we entrust our sister Gail to your mercy.  You loved her greatly in this life; now that she is freed from all its cares, give her happiness and peace for ever.  The old order has passed away;  welcome her now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus, your Son, and the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever.  Amen.


+Anne: Algoma