It is with the mixed feelings of those who grieve with hope that the Presbytery announces the passing of Mr. Lindsay Smallidge of the Columbus, Indiana, congregation, at the age of 53. Lindsay was born into a Roman Catholic family from Maine, and came into the PRC by way of the RPCNA. He was a founding member of the Columbus congregation and served in it, and Presbytery, as a ruling elder. He served the Presbytery as its clerk before his illness in 2011.
Lindsay was diagnosed with Amyloidosis and Multiple Myeloma in the spring of 2011. These conditions affected his major organs, especially his kidneys. While many gruelling treatments brought a measure of remission, Lindsay was on dialysis from that time until his death. During the years of his illness and even in recent months, Lindsay continued to serve the Columbus congregation by facilitating the services, either reading sermons or setting up broadcast messages when there was no supply. Even with his serious chronic condition, his death came suddenly, when he collapsed at home after returning from a dialysis session.
Recently, Lindsay’s wife of 28 years, Robin, was diagnosed as having inoperable brain tumours, and is herself now going through arduous treatment. We commend her, and Lindsay’s step-children and step-grandchildren, to that Friend who sticks closer than a brother, or a spouse, and ask you to join with us in our prayers for them.