News & Events
Apr 24, 2015
Archbishop Emeritus Raymond Roussin SM
It is with great sadness and sorrow that I regret to inform you that Archbishop Emeritus Raymond Roussin SM, passed away this morning in Winnipeg. He was 75 years old and had been under the care of his sister, Mrs. Lucille Lang, since returning to Winnipeg.
Funeral arrangements will be finalized once his family is able to speak with the Archbishop of Winnipeg, Most Reverend Richard Gagnon.
I know you will all join with me in prayer for the eternal repose of the soul of Archbishop Raymond, whose firm but gentle leadership style along with his courage, kindness and compassion led the Diocese of Victoria from 1999 to 2004.
Parishes are asked to include a prayer for the repose of his soul in their Prayers of the Faithful this Sunday. A Mass will be offered for Archbishop Ray at noon on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. All are welcome to attend.
Most Reverend Gary Gordon
Funeral arrangements for the late Most Reverend Raymond Roussin SM, Archbishop Emeritus of Vancouver are as follows: Father John Kracher SM, a fellow Marian priest, will preside at a Prayer Vigil on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 7:30 pm, at the St. Boniface Cathedral, 190, avenue de la Cathédrale, in St. Boniface (Winnipeg), Manitoba.
The Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 10 am, at the St. Boniface Cathedral, with Archbishop LeGatt presiding.
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