On April 9th and April 16th the parish gathered in Wrixon Hall to bid farewell to John and Kirsten Oakes. The April 9th event was a formal reception with lunch and speeches.
John has taken early retirement and he and Kirsten will be returning to Vancouver. After the April 16th church service John was presented with a gift and attendees shared many good wishes and thanks to John and Kirsten and they move on to their next journey in life.