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Obit: Father Cresswell served at Christ the King for more than a decade

Father David Cresswell

Father David Thomas Cresswell, who was the pastor at Christ the King Church in Sudbury for over a decade died Tuesday, June 12  in his 81st year. H. suffered from heart conditions for several years, but was able to continue his priestly duties in reasonably good health up until recently at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Coniston

Cresswell celebrated 55 years of Ordination in the priesthood and was ordained June 1, 1963 at Christ the King Church by Bishop A. Carter.

A funeral mass at St. Paul the Apostle Church was held June 20.



June 22, 1963 Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption, North Bay

September 1, 1964 Parish priest, St. Basil’s, White River,
June 5, 1965 Guatemala Mission
March 1971 Returned to diocese – Assistant at Our Lady of Fatima, Elliot Lake, and Administrator at St. James Parish, Blind River
September 1, 1971 Pastor, St. Gregory Church
September 15, 1975 Named Dean of Algoma for a period of three years
September 1, 1978 Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima, Elliot Lake

January 3, 1981 Administrator, Immaculate Conception, Massey

June 20, 1981 Rector – Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption, North Bay
July 6, 1982 Vice-Chancellor appointment
March 1, 1984 Named Diocesan Consultor for five-year term
June 25, 1985 Bishop Gervais confirms appointment as Diocesan Consultor – five-year term extended from March 1, 1984
August 21, 1989 Conferred the honour of Prelate of Honour by Pope John Paul II at the request of Bishop Marcel Gervais
August 1, 1990 Pastor, Christ the King, Sudbury

October 31, 2002 Residence at St. Paul’s Parish, Coniston

July 1, 2003 Presbyteral ministry at St. Paul’s Parish, Coniston, Ontario


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