Burbidge (family)

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Wilfrid Arnold Burbidge and Pearl Anderson United Church missionaries to Korea. Wilfrid Arnold Burbidge was born in Nova Scotia in 1897. He was educated at Mount Allison and Victoria College (earning the degrees B.A. and B.D.), and ordained as a Methodist minister. He was sent to Korea by the Presbyterian Foreign Mission Board of The United Church of Canada, where he was effective in religious as well as agricultural improvement. He was evacuated in 1941, and served the Scotland Pastoral Charge and Grace United Church, Hamilton. He retired to Toronto in 1967, and continued to serve, first as hospital chaplain at Riverdale Hospital, and then as the first minister of the Korean United Church. Wilfrid Arnold Burbidge died in 1978. Pearl Anderson was born at Westmeath, Ontario on January 13, 1900. She was educated at the Normal School in North Bay and the Presbyterian Deaconess Training School in Toronto. In 1923, Pearl Anderson was appointed to Korea by the Women's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church. In 1926, she resigned to marry Rev. Wilfrid Arnold Burbidge. Mrs. Burbidge died in 1997.


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