WHITELEY, Frank J. b. Sheffield, England, 22 December 1914; d. Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, 20 October 1998. Whiteley’s parents emigrated to Dryden, Ontario, in 1919, when he was four years old. He graduated from Peterborough Normal School in 1941 and taught elementary school for one year. He studied at Queen’s University in Kingston (BA 1944), Queen’s Theological College (BD 1946) and the Victoria University of Toronto (MDiv 1970). He was ordained in the United Church of Canada in 1946 and served various pastorates in Ontario, serving as retired supply minister to Westdale United Church in Peterborough (1982-84).
Encouraged by Stanley L. Osborne*, Whiteley drafted a hymn text about...
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