Obituary of William Dunlap Titus
William Dunlap Titus, born in Saint John, NB on November 20, 1930 and died on April 26, 2019. Son of William Wentworth Titus and Consuelo (Dunlap) Titus. Graduate of Saint John High, Mount Allison and Pine Hill Divinity Hall. Served as a student minister in Saskatchewan for 3 summers. Ordained into the United Church of Canada 1954. Began his ministry in the multi-point Prince William NB pastoral charge. Also served in Winnipeg, St. David’s Rothesay and Quispamsis United Church, NB, Liverpool, Dartmouth and Halifax, NS. Cartoonist, artist and story teller, Bill loved history, social justice, politics and dogs. Known for his uncommon touch, humour, imagination and kindness. He treasured the mountains, lakes, rivers and forests of Canada, retaining his comfort and ease in a canoe into his final years.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Bill is survived by wife Molly (Puxley) Titus; children Claire (Daniel Downes) and Andrew (Kim Warner); grandchildren Gavin and Avery Titus Downes, Ocean and Brooke Titus and wider family connections and friends.
Family and friends thank the staff at the Kings Way Care Centre for their amazing skill and generous love while caring for Bill and family in the last days, and during the time he lived there.
A celebration of Bill’s life will take place in the summer. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424).
For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the United Church of Canada, Kings Way Care Centre Program Fund or a charity of one's choice.