Monday, February 13, 2012

Arctic bishop John Sperry dies

Anglican Bishop John R. Sperry died on Saturday in Hay River, N.W.T. He was 87 years old.

Sperry, who was better known as Jack, worked as a bishop with the Anglican Church throughout the North.

He was a minister at Anglican missions in Kugluktuk, N.W.T. — then called Coppermine — and Fort Smith, N.W.T. He also served as the Bishop of the Arctic for the Anglican Church and worked throughout Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Nunavik.
Bishop John Sperry worked throughout the North since the 1960s. He was instrumental in translating the bible and hymns into the Inuinnaqtun dialect.Keep reading

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