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MEN OF CANADA.

REV THOMAS WEST, parish
riest, Goderich, Ont., was
born on the 13th February,
1846, in the township of Sheffield,
County of Addington. He received
his education at the public school, at
St. Marv's High School, St. Thomas
High School, St. Michael's College,
Toronto, St. Therese College, Que.,
and the Grand Seminary, Montreal.
He graduated in theology from the last
named institution in 186, and was
ordained to the holy priesthood by the
present Archbishop («'alsh) July 19th,
z876. He was first appointed assistant
priest to Rev. Dr. Kilroy, of Stratford,

and after a short period of eight months, ,N-as removed to Dublin as assistant to the Rev. Dean Murphy. In 188o Father West was sent to the Mission of Raleagh and Ridgetowu as parish priest, where he remained four years and rendered efficient and permanent work for the church and diocese. In 1884 he received the appointment to the parish of St. Augustine, and, after a four years' pastorate in this charge, was appointed in 1888 to his present field of labor in Goderich. Father West is greatly respected, not only by his own parishioners, but by all classes of the community.

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