Canon Metivier Death, Obituary – We are writing to inform you of the passing of our cherished Canon John Metivier, which took place on November 28th, 2022. His passing was announced to us with a heavy heart. Canon On October 16, 1931, John Metivier entered this world in the town of Mayaro, Trinidad & Tobago. His educational background includes time spent at St. Joseph Convent State School in South Oropouche and Naparima College in San Fernando. He served as an assistant teacher at Fyzabad Intermediate School, in addition to other jobs in the petroleum industry and the civil service.
In the year 1956 Canon John Metivier joined the Community of the Resurrection at Codrington College in Barbados. He was ordained as a deacon at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Barbados in 1960 and worked as an assistant to the rector of St. James Barbados. In 1961, he went to the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Trinidad to get ordained as a priest. After that, he was appointed as the Assistant Curate at St. Crispin’s. After that, he attended the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in California for a while, then he worked for the United States Protective Service, and finally, in 1967, he enrolled in the Cambridgeshire College of Arts.
In 1968, Canon Metivier was appointed as the Rector of St. Mary’s Parish in Tacarigua, which is located in Trinidad. In 1977, he was appointed as the Rector of St. Andrew’s, which is located in Tobago. In 1978, Canon Metivier was given the responsibility of serving as the Priest in Charge of All Saints, Great Berkhamstead, which is located within the Diocese of St. Alban in the United Kingdom. In 1982, he was appointed to the position of Vicar of St. James, Goff’s Oak, which is located within the St. Albans Diocese. In 1990, he was given the position of Vicar of St. Michael the Archangel, which is located in Wembley and is part of the Diocese of London.
In 1995, Canon John Metivier was given the role of Bishop’s Commissary in the United Kingdom in addition to his role as a Canon in Trinidad. Canon After John Metivier retired in 2001, the church of St. Mary the Virgin in Kenton appointed him to the position of Honorary Assistant Priest. Canon For a good number of years, John Metivier has been one of the primary celebrants at the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission’s Interfaith Service, which is held on the anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago’s independence. He has provided leadership and direction and has always had a significant impact on the accomplishment of the goals set for this event.
His passing will leave a hole not only in the hearts and minds of those working at the High Commission but also of the numerous nationals who knew and loved him. The High Commissioner, Vishnu Dhanpaul, has expressed his profound sadness at the loss of such a devoted and patriotic native son of the land, and he has stated that his shoes would be tough to fill. We all miss him very, very much. Canon St. Michael’s Church in Tokyngton, Wembley HA9 6SJ will be the location of John Metivier’s funeral on Friday, the 30th of December at noon. The service will be held there.
The High Commissioner and all of his staff would like to extend their most sincere condolences to the family of the late Canon John Metivier. May God bless him and give him eternal rest.