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Date of Passing: Jan 27, 2000

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ADRIAN PHILIP WEDDING Peacefully, in the afternoon of January 27, 2000, Adrian Philip aged 86 passed on to join his dearly beloved wife Dorothy Margaret in the nearer presence of our God. Adrian was predeceased by his second daughter Iris Jean Faso and is survived by his daughter Phyllis Ann Wedding (Ottawa) his son Wilfrid Ian Wedding (Vancouver) his son-in-law Donald Franks Faso; his grandchildren, Lori-Anne (Wedding) Peltz, Dana Lee (Faso) Fedorchuk (Fairbanks), Tyler Francis Faso and Jay Donald Faso; also his great-grandchildren, Brittany and Connor Peltz. Adrian was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, the fourth child of the late Henry and Mary Jane Wedding, brother to Henry Wilfrid (1902-1940), Alma Barbara (1910-1963) and Edith Mary (1912-1970), all of New Zealand. Educated at Auckland Grammar School and then Auckland University College, Adrian graduated with his degree in Architecture in 1940. His career was interrupted by the Second World War when he enlisted in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He spent most of the war teaching Flight Navigation in Winnipeg where he ultimately settled with his family in 1951 after spending the first six post-war years in New Zealand. Working with Moody, Moore & Partners, a prominent architectural firm in Winnipeg from 1951 until his retirement in 1982, Adrian participated in many and varied activities both in his chosen field of endeavour and in the Anglican Church. Joining the Specification Writers Association of Canada (Construction Specifications Canada) in 1957, he enjoyed several prominent roles in the organization until 1990; acting as Chancellor of the College of Fellows twice and becoming a life member in 1983. Perhaps the most significant contribution of his non-professional life in his estimation was as Lay Reader in the Diocese of Rupertsland from 1962 until 1996. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Boniface General Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in St. Albans Anglican Church, Osborne & Rathgar at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 31. No flowers by request. Donations may be sent to St. Albans Memorial Fund. THOMSON FUNERAL CHAPELS 783-7211

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 30, 2000

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Although I wasn't privileged to have a close relationship with Uncle Adrian, my mother was. Every year he would phone her on her birthday which was very special to her. Despite the geographical distance between them (Canada and New Zealand) he always remembered his New Zealand relatives and did his best to shorten the distance. He is remembered fondly by both my mother and aunt. - Posted by: Donna Gush (great-niece) on: Apr 17, 2015

  • I remember meeting Mr Wedding when he taught Sunday School at St Alban's about 1952. I went to Lord Roberts with his beautiful daughter Iris. Mr Wedding was very kind & I remember him often reading the Epistle during our services while I was in the choir. I last saw him & Mrs Wedding in church about 1990 when they told me of Iris' passing, but how well her daughter was doing. The Weddings were kind & gentle people as I remember them. - Posted by: John Ellis (Friend) on: May 27, 2014

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