On 30th November 2019, a memorial service was held at St Columba’s Church for long-time Archway volunteer Wilson Sutherland who passed away the previous month.
Wilson was a dedicated, humble, good-humoured and kind-hearted man, married to Ruth who was for many years Co-ordinated Wednesday Welcome, Archway’s weekly call in café run in partnership with St Columba’s Church. After (and during) his distinguished academic career Wednesday Welcome. Wilson devoted time to helping others. He was the welcoming face of Archway as his role was meeting and greeting everyone arriving at Wednesday Welcome. He was well known and respected by Archway Friends, volunteers and staff, by former University students and colleagues as well as members of St Columba’s Church where he worshipped and served as an elder and at one time as Church Secretary. It is not surprising that St Columba’s Church was full to capacity for the memorial service.