2002

Sister Margaret Mary McDonell (1919-2002)

Margaret Joan McDonell, usually called Joan, was born on May 23, 1919 at Wingham, NSW. Her father, Donald McDonell, was a grazier from Landsdowne NSW, and her mother Ellen (Carlton) came from Cowper NSW. Joan was the ninth …

Sister Elizabeth Borger

Elizabeth Anne Borger was born at Eagle Junction, Brisbane on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1923, the first child of John Henry and Elizabeth Agnes Borger nee Hughes. Her three siblings are Dawn (a Franciscan Sister), John and Thomas. Elizabeth received …

Sister Bernice Fitz-Walter (1926-2002)

Bernice Patricia Fitz-Walter was born in Brisbane on 7 April 1926, the fourth and last child of parents Margaret Murphy and Cecil Fitz-Walter. She joined her older siblings, Cecily, Pauline and George. Bernice was blessed with a happy disposition …

Sister Jessie McDonell (1917-2002)

Eileen Jessie McDonell was born on 18 April 1917 at Wingham, NSW. She came from a family well known as “The McDonells of the Manning.” Her parents Donald and Ellen (Carlton) – descendants of pioneering Catholic Scots and Irishmen – …

Sister Kathleen Veronica OMara (1906-2002)

Catherine Veronica O’Mara (later called Kathleen) was born in Toowoomba on 14 April 1906. Her mother, Catherine O’Brien, came from Tipperary, Ireland, and her father, James, owned a farming and grazing property at Jondaryan on the Darling Downs. Kathleen was …

Sister Bernadette McAllister (1917-2002)

Sister Bernadette McAllister was born at Charters Towers on the 31st October 1917 the youngest of 13 children to Albert Edward McAllister and Helen Louise (nee Baker) In her early years she learnt to love the Eucharist and the …

Sister Freda Evans (1922-2002)

Freda Ella Evans was born at Leichhardt, New South Wales, on 28 March 1922, apparently named for her parents Frederick and Ella (Gordon) Evans. She and her older sister, Mary, were the only children born into this family. Throughout …

Sister Olive Buckle (1915-2002)

Olive Elizabeth Buckle was born at Colac, Victoria, on 2 November 1915, the youngest of six children to John and Eileen (Kelly) Buckle. Her early education was completed at St Brendan’s School, Coragulac. It was during the years of …

Sister Barnabas Meikle (1917-2002)

Mary Jessie Meikle was born at Ararat, Victoria on 25 April 1917, the second of six children born to Leslie and Ida (McCabe) Meikle. Her primary and secondary education was undertaken at St Brigid’s School North Fitzroy. In 1941 …

Sister Regina Houlihan(1916-2002)

Eileen Cecilia Houlihan was born on 2 October 1916 at Upper Orara, near Coffs Harbour, NSW. Eileen was the fifth of ten children born to Owen Francis and Kathleen (McCann) Houlihan, Eileen’s apparently very happy childhood, together with her …