Wednesday, August 15, 2007
United Church - Change Islands - Est. 1896
"Three men who put in so much time at the work of the church were not privileged to worship at very many services. The first to be called away was Eli Diamond, who died in June, 1897 and was buried from the South Side School by the Rev. Wm. Harris. Jonathan Bursey was the second to go. He died in February, 1898. His was the first funeral service to be held in the new church, being conducted by Rev. A. J. Holmes. The third man, Frank Ginn, who was shot off the White Islands in search of seals on the 4th of April, 1898, only living a few hours after the accident. It was a sad day for Change Islands. In him the church lost one of her staunch supporters. The funeral was very largely attended, the church being almost filled to capacity with over six hundred persons inside the doors that eve."
- Short History, Change Islands Church, 1897-1947".