Dr. Stanley L. Osborne

Director, 1970 – 1974

Founding Director, Stanley Llewellen Osborne, studied music at the University Toronto, with Charles Peaker and Healey Willan as his organ teachers, and later, theology at Emmanuel College, and was ordained a United Church Minister in 1932. After serving several churches he became principal of Ontario Ladies’ College (name changed to Trafalgar Castle School in 1979) in Whitby, Ontario, serving in that role until 1968. Dr. Osborne was co-editor of the United Church’s Canadian Youth Hymnal (1939), and full-time secretary to the joint committee of the United Church and the Anglican Church of Canada for The Hymn Book, which they published together in 1971. In 1975 he completed If Such Holy Song, the story of the hymns in the Hymn Book 1971. He died in 2000.