Canon Bill & Edith Noel

Canon Bill & Edith Noel

Tour Host

Bill and Edith Noel live in St. John’s, NL. Bill studied at Memorial University and Queen’s Theological College and in 1964 was ordained a Priest in the Anglican Church of Canada whilst Edith worked at the Bank of Montreal. After marriage and for the next 28 years they lived and worked in parishes in several parts of the province. Bill completed his last 14 years of “full-time” ministry as a hospital chaplain in both Corner Brook and St. John’s.

Travel has always been important for this couple. They felt a need to expose their two children to other parts of the country and the world so many summer holidays were spent in other provinces of Canada, the US and the UK. In the mid-90’s Bill travelled with Rostad Tours to Israel on an orientation tour and he enjoyed the experience so much that he co-hosted a tour there the next year. Since then Bill and Edith have hosted tours to England & Scotland (3); Europe (2), Eastern Europe & River Cruise (1); Ireland (2) and Australia & New Zealand (1).

Bill and Edith enjoy working with Rostad, contributing their own ideas when developing a tour and they appreciate Rostad’s personal caring and attention to each passenger. They continue to be fascinated with travel and enjoy the lasting friendships created with people who share their lives with them and others on tour. They stress the community aspect of each tour and encourage people to be “community” and care, mingle, be a support and “look after” each other.