Monsignor Ambrose Robert PickJune 7, 1928 ~ February 24, 2017 (age 88)
Monsignor Ambrose Robert Pick
Priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke
1928 - 2017
Monsignor Ambrose Robert Pick, priest of the Diocese of Pembroke, died at Marianhill Residence, Pembroke, Ontario on Friday, February 24, 2017. Monsignor Pick was born in Barry’s Bay, Ontario on June 7, 1928 to the late August Pick and Anne Rumleske. He is survived by nieces and nephews and many friends. He is predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Billings and his brother, Leonard Pick. Monsignor Pick attended St. Joseph’s Elementary and High Schools in Barry’s Bay, St. Michael’s College in Toronto and St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto. He was ordained to the Priesthood in St. Hedwig Church, Barry’s Bay on April 27, 1955 by the Most Reverend William Joseph Smith. On May 18, 1986, he was appointed Prelate of Honour of His Holiness Saint John Paul II with the title of Monsignor. After his Ordination, he served as Parochial Vicar at St. Hedwig Parish, Barry’s Bay and St. Columbkille Cathedral, Pembroke. He was then appointed Pastor at Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Stonecliffe, St. James Parish, Portage-du-Fort, St. Edward Parish, Bristol, St. Casimir Parish, Round Lake Centre and St. Hedwig Parish, Barry’s Bay. In September 2002, he retired from full-time parochial ministry. On February 16, 2005, he was appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Wilno for a short while. He then took up residence at Marianhill Residence, Pembroke. All are invited to the Rite Reception at St. Hedwig Church on Monday, February 27 at 3:00 p.m. where he will lie in state until 9:00 p.m. The celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial presided by His Excellency Michael Mulhall will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery at a later date.