It is with great sadness that we are sending out this message
to let you know that Rev. Jeff Barlow died early this morning
at the Jewish General Hospital.
He was pre-deceased by his long-time partner Bernard Tremblay on October 9th.
just 12 short days ago.
Jeff was a member of St. James United Church when he decided to resume his studies for the ministry and was ordained by the Montreal and Ottawa Conference in 2007.
Jeff's first settlement charge was St. Andrew's United Church (Lachine)
and he remained there until it closed in 2012.
From 2007 - 2008 he was appointed on a part time basis to Westmount Park U.C.
Jeff has also worked with Summerlea United (student internship),
Mount Royal United and Beaconsfield United filling in for ministry personnel on sabbatical leave.
A memorial service will be held for Jeff and Bernard at 2 p.m. on Sunday October 25, 2015
at St. James United Church, 463 Rue Ste-Catherine West, Montreal.
An announcement will be in the Saturday Gazette.
Summerlea United Church
Published in The Gazette on Oct. 24, 2015:
BARLOW, The Rev. Jeffrey
Died October 21, 2015, survived by his brother Peter, family and friends.
TREMBLAY, Bernard Joseph
Décédé le 9 Octobre, 2015, il laisse dans deuil ses soeurs Lucille, Hortense, Pauline,
et son frère Laurent, sa famille et ses amis.
"In life, in death, in life beyond death…"
After 48 years together in life and a twelve day separation by death,
they are together again!
"Dans la vie, dans la mort, et dans la vie au-dela de la mort…"
A celebration of thanksgiving for their lives will take place
on Sunday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. St. James United Church...
In lieu of flowers a donation to The United Theological College
would be appreciated.
See more here.
I would like to add that I was a member of Jeff's 'In-year Ministry' committee here at Summerlea and through that experience and subsequent contacts with Jeff that I have seldom, if ever, met a more loving, caring and kinder man.
With Jeff and Bernard's death I am saddenned beyond words.
This sadness though is balanced by the enrichment with which this wonderful couple brought to us all.
Thank you, Jeff. Thank you Bernard.
May God Bless.