The Venerable Gerald E. Peddle
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Archdeacon Gerry Peddle is a Priest of the Anglican Church of Canada. Now retired from active ministry, he has served in parishes of the Dioceses of Newfoundland, Québec, Ontario and the Arctic. He has also served as a Chaplain to the Canadian Forces. His final appointment, in the rank of Brigadier General, was as the Chaplain General at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. Subsequently, for the next six years he provided specialist ministry to both National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada. In total he has served more than 45 years in active ministry.
Throughout his ministry, he has also served as a school trustee (six times), community counsellor (twice), and a professional advisor to several levels and Departments of Government. He has served on a number of National Committees, including those of the Canadian Council of Churches and General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. In retirement he now maintains one of his passions that of international travel by serving as an International Tour Guide. He and his wife have led nineteen groups to more than fifty counties in the last eight years alone.
He was first appointed a member of The Beechwood Cemetery Foundation in 2002, and served during the early phases of creating the National Military Cemetery and also during the construction phases of the new Beechwood National Memorial Centre and Hall of Colours. After a brief work-related absence of two years he is now glad to return as a Director.