Clergy - The Venerable Christopher Dunn
Incumbent of All Saints’ Westboro
Archdeacon of Ottawa West
Chris was born in England but raised in Sarnia, Ontario. He attended Huron University College in London, Ontario where he received his B.A. and M.Div.
Chris was ordained to the Diaconate in 1981, and his first assignment was as Missionary-in-Charge of the Parish of Inukjuak in the Diocese of the Arctic. Chris came to the Diocese of Ottawa and was ordained to the Priesthood in 1982. Chris has served in several Parishes of the Diocese of Ottawa including Stafford, Bearbrook-Vars-Russell, St. Mary’s Russell, Metcalfe, Vernon and Greely, St. John the Baptist Church, Kars, and Trinity Church, Ottawa
Chris also worked for the Shepherds of Good Hope in Ottawa in their shelter and support programs before becoming Director of Personnel. In addition to Parish work he provided an Anglican presence at Carleton University and was Chair of the Board and the Council of the Carleton Ecumenical Chaplaincy. He has served the Diocese of Ottawa as the Archdeacon of Ottawa Centre and more recently as the Archdeacon of Ottawa West.
He became the Incumbent of All Saints’ Westboro (Ottawa) on November 30th, 2008. He is known for using puppets at the beginning of the 9:30 service to tell a story and prepare the children for Sunday School.
Chris is married to Blanche and they have four children and seven grandchildren.
The Rev. Canon John Wilker-Blakley
The Parish of All Saints' Westboro with St. Matthias is very pleased to welcome John Wilker-Blakley as our Associate Priest effective January 1, 2016. John was the Incumbent of St. Matthias, Ottawa, until the Parish amalgamated with All Saints' Westboro. Prior to being at St. Matthias John was in the Parish of Bearbrook, Vars and Navan. He was also Regional Dean of the Ottawa East Deanery and is a member of the Cathedral Chapter as the Canon of St. David.
John was ordained in this Diocese in 1983 and has served previously as the Assistant Curate at All Saints' Westboro and in the Parishes of Wakefield with Lascelles in West Quebec, St. Barnabas in Deep River, and St. Michael and All Angels in Ottawa. John is married to Wendy, who is a high school teacher. They have three adult children: Bronwyn (studying music at Wilfred Laurier); Jenna (studying psychology at Carleton); and Alex (pursuing film studies at Carleton). John enjoys the outdoors, particularly time at his cottage and on the water.
The Rev. Linda Privitera
The Rev. Dr. Linda Privitera was born and educated in the United States. Ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Connecticut in 1988 she holds degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale University, Berkeley Divinity School and the Episcopal Divinity School. She has served parishes both large and small in New England and has three daughters and five grandchildren in Massachusetts.
She has been in Ottawa for ten years enjoying ministry at General Synod, diocesan council and committees and St. Michael and All Angels parish. Retiring from full time work in May of 2014, she recently spent winter months refurbishing a century old home in northeast Florida.
She is passionate about art, gardening, creativity and imagination. Continuing education interest areas are liturgy, spiritual direction and education. She enjoys mentoring of students in the ordination process.
She is married to Melissa Haussman, Ph.D., who teaches political science at Carleton University.
The Rev. Simone Hurkmans
The Rev. Simone Hurkmans grew up in Embrun, Ontario and moved to southern Ontario to study mechanical engineering at the University of Waterloo. After graduation, she spent 10 years working as a professional engineer and manager in the automotive and renewable energy fields. Simone and her husband John met as engineering students at Waterloo. They have been married 13 years and live in Westboro with their two daughters.
While an active parishioner at All Saints’, Simone was surprised by a calling to ordained ministry, and began to respond to it in 2012. She completed a Master of Divinity in Anglican Studies at St. Paul University in early 2017. Her formation also included chaplaincy training at the Ottawa Hospital and parish internships, including: St. Luke’s in downtown Ottawa, the parish of Metcalfe, Greely and Vernon in south Ottawa and St. Paul’s Kanata. On May 25, 2017 she was ordained a deacon and looks forward to her ordination to the priesthood (God willing).
She enjoys yoga and knitting (though not at the same time), and is grateful for Westboro’s numerous excellent coffee shops.
Honorary Assistant Priests
▪ The Reverend Nevitt Maybee
▪ The Reverend Allan McGregor
Music Co-Directors – Deidre Piper and Edith Troup
Left - Photo of Deidre Piper by Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen
Right - Photo of Edith
Children and Youth - Barbara Robertson
On retirement from a career teaching in area high schools, Barbara Robertson moved into a position with All Saints’ Church as supporter and encourager of Christian Education and Faith Development programs within the parish. In this role, she co-ordinates Church School and Summer Sunday School staffs, serves on the Youth Team, helps prepare candidates for baptism, and acts as mother hen to the Servers’ Guild. Her motto is “Service is Joy”.
Parish Administrator – Catherine Pageau
After 24 years as the “administrator” of a family of six and a 13-year stint (simultaneously) as a school administrator, Catherine joined the staff at All Saints’ Anglican Church. She enjoys the rich community life of the parish and is in awe of the energy of the congregation.
Church Caretaker – Paul Dumais