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It attracted a large number ofChristian graduate students, many of whom

were graduates of Christian colleges in the United States.

As a teacher, heexcelled. His lectures were stimulating and the load

was heavy. His graduate seminars were a treat asthe students doing Scottish

studies met for tea and a three hoursession on Tuesday afternoon and those

studying nineteenth centurythemes meeting on Wednesday. He often

directed twelve graduate students at a time in the British tutorial model. Dr.

and Mrs.Reid entertained many students in their home and, while they had

no children of their own, theyhelped many graduate and undergraduate

students in both intellectualand spiritual development. He continued to

support and befriend his students long after their graduation.

Dr. Reid was also one of the leaders inthe Presbyterian Church in

Canada. His father had given leadershipto the Presbyterians who refused to

join the United Church of Canada and Stanford walked inhis father's

footsteps. His voice was strong for a continuedallegiance to the Westminster

Confession and an evangelical approach to theology. He served onthe Board

of both Knox Collegein Toronto and Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia.

His continuing interest is Reformed themes is illustrated bythe foundation of

The Priscilla and Stanford Reid Trust forthe promotion of Reformed and

Presbyterian Theological Education in Canada (reidtrust@canada.com).

He was one of Canada'soutstanding Christian scholars whose work

opened new doors and whose encouragement helped developa generation

of historians. Whether youshared his Christian commitment or not, you

never left his classes without understanding that his faith was importantfor

him and that that faith was the motivation for seekingexcellence in

scholarship and life.

(Bob Wilson was a graduate student with Stanford Reid)


Contrary to a premature report in the Fall 1998 Newsletter, Dr. Ethel

Rankin passed awayonly on November 7, 2000 after battling with leukemia

and Alzheimer's Disease,we are informed by William F. Hunter, Editor of


had been living at Park Vista-Morningsideretirement complex in Fullerton.

Prof. Rankin was a Biola University professor from1969 to 1979. She became

a member of CFH in 1975, during the time of her tenure at Biola University.