Obituary of Eugene Charles Perry
Eugene C. Perry passed from this life in the late evening on February 15, 2023. He was born on July 19, 1922. He and his seven siblings were raised on a dairy farm in Tintern, Ontario. He served as a mechanic in the Canadian military during WW II. He earned a B.A. from Abilene Christian College and an M.A from Pepperdine University. He married Evelyn Huffard on December 23, 1946. They taught at Radville Christian College in Saskatchewan and then moved to Ontario to help start Great Lakes Christian College. He taught and was principal there for 21 years before they moved to Zambia for nine years. There he served as Headmaster of Namwianga Christian Secondary School for several years and then worked with preaching students in Livingston. During his lifetime he was co-editor of the Gospel Herald, manager of the Gospel Herald Bookstore, a preacher, an elder, and a Bible teacher. His influence for Christ has spread throughout the world; he is respected and loved by many.
He is predeceased by his wife, Evelyn Huffard Perry; his mother and father, Grace and Ernest Perry; his siblings: Mary (Ted) Wark; Charles (Francis) Perry; Mabel (Richard) Taylor; Donald (Miriam) Perry; Amy (Don) Halls and great-granddaughter, Kenley Thomason.
He is survived by his four children: Patricia (Charles) Young of Grand Rapids, MI; Linda (Doran) Hammett of Okarche, OK; David (Eriye) Perry of Beamsville, ON and Martha (Larry) Thomason of Yukon, OK; twelve grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brother Ralph (Joyce) Perry; sister, Myrna Perry; sister-in-law, Dianne Perry (wife of Donald) and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 20, 2023 at Tintern church of Christ beginning at 9:30 a.m. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. The live-stream can be viewed at https://tinternchurchofchrist.ca/watch.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Great Lakes Christian High School ( https://www.glchs.on.ca/support ), Great Lakes Christian Bible College ( https://www.glbc.ca/give ) or Zambia Mission Fund (via Tintern church of Christ ( https://tinternchurchofchrist.ca/give )).