Hietanen, Mary Cecilia

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Person

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Hietanen, Mary Cecilia

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Dates of existence

1923-2009

History

Reverend Mary Cecilia Hietanen was born on 23 January 1923 in Birkenhead, England. She came to Canada in 1953 and joined the Vancouver Psychic Society in 1972, eventually becoming president. In the spring of 1981, along with close friend and mentor David Young and his companion Gwyn Lewis as organist, she founded the Spiritualist Church of Universal Brotherhood (UBSC) in New Westminster, British Columbia, and was ordained by the International Spiritualist Alliance in 1982. Subsequently, she was the minister at UBSC and filled a variety of administrative positions there including board member and president, until her death in 2009 in Surrey, British Columbia.

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Vancouver, BC

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Related entity

Young, David Patrick (1936-1994)

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young_p

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

David Young was Mary Hietanen's mentor. They founded the Spiritualist Church of Universal Brotherhood (UBSC) in New Westminster, British Columbia together in 1981.

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hietanen_m

Institution identifier

UMASC

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Status

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Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Samantha Booth, June 2015

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  • English

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Sources

Obituary in the Vancouver Sun, Aug. 12, 2009;
UBSC website: http://www.ubsc.ca/history.htm (accessed by Samantha Booth, 26 June 2015)
Walter Meyer zu Erpen via personal commuincation

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