Rev. Robert Lumley served the Anglican community in the Diocese of Algoma for more than 50 years. He died Thursday, Aug. 26.
Lumley was also a scholar, sportsman and friend. He taught Greek and Latin at Thorneloe University from 1976 to 1980.
Lumley was a family man, husband of Margaret for 46 years, and the father of Nadine, Elaine, Moira, and Sheila.
Daughter Elaine remembers her dad as saying, ?If first place is open, go for it.?
Lumley went for it throughout his life.
He was born in Ireland 79 years ago. He obtained a masters of arts at Trinity College in Dublin and was ordained at St. Fethlimndh Cathedral.
He had ministries in Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Garson, and Capreol.
He was a superb scholar with a mighty intellect, lightened by his Irish wit,? said his friend Winston Hardaker.
?He struck me as a great scholar, a brilliant Latinist, and a friend. He was beloved by his students, said Alex McGregor,? a colleague at Thorneloe.
Lumley enjoyed sports and coached soccer and tennis. He was also an accomplished sailor.
A funeral service was held Saturday. People can remember Lumley with donations to the Prayer Book Society or the Church of the Epiphany Memorial Fund.