Keeping faith: The changing face of religion in Canada


Many immigrants come to Canada and bring their religion with them

When the sad time came to say good-bye to her late husband, Marie Diane Dodd knew a traditional service in a church wasn’t the right fit.

So she arranged a ceremony at the family’s lakeside summer home outside Ottawa.

It featured John’s favourite memories and music, including a guitar riff by Jimi Hendrix.

There were happy photos from summer holidays and sentimental recollections from friends and his children about a life well lived, before it was tragically cut short by liver disease brought on by Hepatitis C.

What wasn’t part of the ceremony was any mention of God or religion.



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