Father Aidan Devine

From the time of his ordination from Holy Heart Seminary, Halifax, NS in May of 1969, Father Devine served in the role of either Curate, Associate Pastor, Administrator or Pastor of St. Stephen’s Parish in Stephenville, Holy Family Parish in Port au Choix, St. Joseph’s Parish in Harbour Breton, St. Columcille Parish in St. Fintan’s, Assumption Parish in Stephenville Crossing, Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Piccadilly, Sacred Heart Parish in Conche, St, Joseph’s Parish in St. George’s, Immaculate Conception Parish in Deer Lake, and Maria Regina Parish in Port au Port.  He also ministered to the people of the Codroy Valley and Port Saunders.  In 2012 he had the honour of becoming the first of our diocesan priests to serve as Pastor of a parish in Labrador when he was appointed to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

In addition to his Bachelor Degree in Theology, Father Devine, in 1992, received a Master in Canon Law, conferred jointly by the University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University.

Those who knew Father Devine will remember his kindness and thoughtfulness, his sense of humour and his incredible knowledge of history.