With heavy hearts, we join with Bishop John Stephens and people across the diocese of New Westminster in grieving the death of the Reverend Vivian Seegers.
Vivian was a dear friend of the Cathedral: we knew her best for her inspiring preaching and through her work with the Maundy Cafe in providing dignified food access for many people throughout Vancouver, including the Urban Aboriginal Ministry of which she was gathering priest.
We now commend Vivian to God and pray that she may rest in peace and rise in glory. Following consultation with Vivian's family, the Bishop's office will circulate an obituary and information about the date and location of her funeral.
In remembrance of Vivian, please take a moment to listen to Vivian's sermon from October 13, 2019 for Thanksgiving Sunday. Her words then continue to speak now to God's active and living presence in the world.