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Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Bev Due

by (Rev.) Hector Morrison

Highland Theological College

 

 Noel and Bev Due

Noel and Bev Due

 

 

By now many of her friends will know that Bev(erley) Due went to be with the Lord on Tuesday 10th March. Services of committal and thanksgiving were held in South Australia on Friday afternoon.

Bev and Noel together had a significant ministry in various parts of Scotland for 12 years between 1992 and 2004. Their lives touched many of our lives in a deep way and it seemed fitting to a number of us that it would be both appropriate and also pastorally helpful for many among us to gather to give thanks to the Father for his gift to us of Bev.

To that end a service of thanksgiving will be held in -

 

Kinmylies Parish Church, Inverness

on

the evening of

Thursday 19th March, 2009

at

7.30pm

 

All are warmly invited and will be most welcome.

In the Saviour's name

 

Hector Morrison, HTC

 

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Ed footnote:

Noel, Bev and their three children (Stephen, Tim and Merran) lived in the Inverness and Beauly (Belladrum) areas while they were in Scotland. Noel came to the Highlands to take up the pastorate at Kinmylies Baptist Church in Inverness.

Later he moved to became part of the teaching staff of the Highland Theological College in Dingwall as lecturer in Pastoral Theology. They were called back to Corromandale Baptist Church in 2004, the church they left, in Adelaide .

During her time in Scotland, Bev taught in local schools as a supply teacher and worked in Crown Primary before obtaining a job share in Muirtown Primary School.

 

Messages of condolence can be sent to Noel and family at:

 

Rev. Dr. Noel Due

41 Oakridge Road
Aberfolye Park
Adelaide
South Australia
5159

 

Alternatively a book will be available to sign at Kinmylies Church on the night.

 

The Dues at the wedding of their daughter Merran in January 2009

Noel Due HMwed 297


Hector Morrison, 15/03/2009

Feedback:
Peter Carr 17/03/2009 09:20
I had the great joy of being taught by Noel at HTC during my 1 year there.

Ed, is there an opportunity to have an online condolence message board which can be emailed to Noel in time?
Editor 17/03/2009 10:07
Visitors to this page are most welcome to leave messages; and I will forward the link to the family.
(This is what happened when a young Christian man Joe Pancaldi was killed while climbing.
http://www.christianstogether.net/Articles/120800/Christians_Together_in/Around_the_Region/Archive/Joe_Pancaldi.aspx)
Shona Davidson (Guest) 17/03/2009 10:12
I am so thankful to have had a beautiful friendship with Bev and have many treasured memories of a lady who lived totally in the grace of God. She was a humble woman who lived quietly and wished no attention on herself but would give all the Glory to her Heavenly Father. Bev was a devoted wife, who supported her husband in his calling. She was a loving mother and dear friend. Bev had a wonderful sense of humour, and she was always texting verses, which were sent with such encouragement, love and warmth to many people. We shared many times reading the Scriptures, listening to tapes and praying for many things, especially for their family. God has brought each one of their children back to South Australia and given them life partners. This was certainly a comfort to Bev and I know that it will be an ongoing provision and comfort to Noel.

The end days were very positive with peace and joy in The Father's Goodness and Grace. The family took one day at a time, they lived by faith. The way she gave of herself in the midst of great pain was something to behold. She never lost her beaming smile and hearty laugh, to know her was to love her. She was an inspiration to everyone. She had a great deal of pain but she always was interested in all who visited. She encouraged, asked about friends and family and no-one left without a word of encouragement and a verse.


God has given Noel great strength over the past months and many people have been blessed through the preaching of the Word. These times are heart-wrenching, but also a time of rejoicing that our beloved sister is in the presence of her Father. Bev will love Heaven.


Peter Carr 17/03/2009 11:40
Noel,

Thank you for your dedication to God's call upon your life whilst at HTC, of which I benefited greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Rev Peter Carr

Isa 41:10
C Cochrane (Guest) 07/08/2009 20:14
Noel, whilst I didn't have the privelige of meeting your dear wife, i'm sure she played an instrumental role in the work you did in the Highlands.

I remember one time, a lunch of soup at I think Holm church in Inverness about 10 years ago. We ate together, nothing significant, except the memory of that cup of soup shared, and the pot heated and stirred by you and your wife, sticks in the mind.

I will give thanks for that cup of soup. And I wish you and your family well on the roads you journey.

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