This year at the Clan Sinclair Church Service at Kings United Church at Loch
Katrine near Goshen, Nova Scotia, Harold Sinclair delivered the following speech
at the dedication of a new ramp for the handicapped placed there by the Clan
Sinclair Society of Nova Scotia.
by Harold Sinclair
Autumn 1995 (Vol 3 No 1)
Today marks the fifth occasion that Kings United Church has hosted a Clan
Sinclair Service of Worship. That's every four years since 1979; this is
beginning to look like a tradition.
We are grateful for this beautiful sanctuary in which we worship and it is for
Clan Sinclair a very special occasion. We felt we would like to find a suitable
way in which to show our appreciation for this privilege and we decided that a
ramp to assist the handicapped to access the church might be an appropriate
gesture. The Board of Stewards agreed and so we present this modest facility as
a gift from members of both the Clan Sinclair of Nova Scotia and of the National
Within recent months we have lost two of our National Clan leaders who were
distinguished both in their professional lives and who also gave generously of
their time and talents to our associations.
Roselma Sinclair, wife of our first and founding National president Dr. Eddie
Sinclair, served as Secretary-Treasurer for several years and thereafter was a
generous tower of support to all succeeding Clan Executive Members. She later
received the well-earned recognition as an Honourary Member of Clan Sinclair
Canada. Roselma died peacefully in her son Rory's home in Toronto this past
Gordon M. Sinclair became our National President while attending our last
Gathering in Nova Scotia in July, 1991. He was a farmer from Strathclair,
Manitoba and was a giant of a leader in farming and business life. A former
President and Board Chairman of Co-operators of Canada, he distinguished himself
as a leader in his community, his Church and his country. His contributions were
recognized in recent years by the award of an Honourary Degree from St. Francis
Xavier University in Antigonish. Gordon brought both strength and generosity to
our Clan Association and he and his wife Donnie and sister Janey were registered
to attend our Clan functions this weekend. Fate tragically intervened when a car
accident ended his life a few short weeks ago. His absence has haunted us this
I now present our new ramp for the dedication to the Glory of God and in loving
memory of Roselma Sinclair and Gordon M. Sinclair.
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