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    Remembering the Empress of Ireland

    Annual service commemorates those lost in maritime tragedy. May 29, 2015
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    It was a warm, sunny afternoon as Salvationists and friends gathered for The Salvation Army's annual memorial service at Toronto's Mount Pleasant Cemetery in May. The occasion marked the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland, during which more than 150 Salvationists lost their lives while journeying to the 1914 International Congress in London, England. Led by Colonel Mark Tillsley, chief secretary, and other members of the territorial cabinet, the service was an opportunity to recognize those officers and soldiers who had been promoted to glory during the past year. In her message, Commissioner Susan McMillan, territorial commander, spoke of the need to honour the legacy of those who had gone on before. Music was provided by the North Toronto Community Church band, with vocal soloist Major Beverly Ivany.

    The North Toronto Community Church band provides musical support The North Toronto Community Church band provides musical support

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