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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas W. R. “Tom” Collings (1938-2014)

Educator, cleric.

Born at Abergavenny, Wales on 2 December 1938, he was educated at Monmouth School, St. Peter’s College Oxford, Wycliffe Hall Oxford, Union Theological Seminary at New York City, and University of Essex. He taught mathematics at Northeast London Polytechnic, Strathclyde University in Glasgow, and Open University in Scotland. He was deputy director for the (Scottish) Health Services Operations Research Unit at Strathclyde University for several years.

He became a Deacon in the Scottish Episcopal Church (1979), Priest in the Anglican Church of Canada (1980), and Bishop of the Diocese of Keewatin (1991). He served as assistant at St. John’s Cathedral, Priest for the Peguis-Hodgson-Fisherton churches and at St. Helen’s in Winnipeg, Native Theological Education Coordinator at St. John’s College (University of Manitoba), Dean of Theology at St. John’s College, and Bishop of Keewatin.

He died at Winnipeg on 8 July 2014 and was buried in the St. Mary’s-St. Alban’s Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 July 2014.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 August 2014

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