VST lost a great friend and colleague last week with the passing of Alvin Dixon, one of the founders of the Native Ministries Consortium and the VST Native Ministries Program. Our deep condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends, and all those who came into contact with him through his work here at VST and in the United Church.
CBC’s ‘As it Happens’ posted an article about Alvin and his experience as a residential school survivor on their website here.
Funeral services for Alvin will take place at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church on July 25th at 11 am. Alvin’s obituary and more details regarding the service can be found here.