Following two long and often frustrating years, the family sponsored by The Church of the Holy Trinity, White Rock (HTWR) arrived in Vancouver from a refugee camp in Iraq on Tuesday, May 8 in the early afternoon.
They were greeted by a very happy contingent of HTWR members. The joyful event was somewhat bittersweet due to the fact that HTWR's Refugee Committee Chair, Peter Johnson, ODNW was not present to see the delighted smiles of the five people here to start new lives in Canada. Peter died January 21, 2018.
Many thanks to people’s warden Frances Fagan and deacon, the Reverend Paul Richards for sharing these photos.
The woman in the green top in the photos is a resident of Canada, a cousin of the mother and she has been working closely with the HTWR folks to help make this happen.
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