The Rev. Canon Trevor C.H. Lewis |

The Rev. Canon Trevor C.H. Lewis

The Rev. Canon Trevor C.H. Lewis of Carbondale died Monday, April 26, 2004, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. He was 82.

Internment will be held privately, and a celebration of his life will be held later in the year.

Trevor Lewis was born Feb. 11, 1922, in London, England, to Ivy Harriet McIntyre and Henry Haselden Lewis. He spent his childhood in Crydon.

He served in the British Territorial Army, Westminster Dragoons, from 1937-39, when he was injured. He then joined the Royal Engineers, serving as a demolitions instructor until 1945.

After the war, he earned a degree in theology from Queen’s Theological College. He was ordained a deacon in the Church of England in 1951 and a priest in 1952, and served at parishes in the Diocese of Gloucester for 20 years.

In 1971, he went to work for the British Consul in California as vice-consul for shipping and visits. In 1974, he returned to the Episcopal Church as a worker-priest. He served in California and Arizona until his retirement to Colorado in 1994. In 1990, he was named Canon-to-the-Ordinary, a Bishop’s assistant position.

He married the Rev. Joan Goodwin in 1994 in Gunnison.

In 1996, he became adjunct minister for the Aspen Chapel, serving until 2003 for a total of 51 years in the ministry.

The Rev. Lewis lived well in all that he accomplished, taught, and gave his fellow man. His strong beliefs, humor, goodness, speaking from the heart, positive attitude, work and devotion to his wife, family and friends leave a strong legacy. He was a man of intelligence, courage, determination and extraordinary love.

The Rev. Lewis is survived by his wife, Joan, of Carbondale; by two adopted daughters from a previous marriage, two grandsons, and four grandchildren in England.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy or the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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