2003

Sister Marie Ellsmore (1911-2003)

Sister Marie Ellsmore was born in Sydney on the 12 November, 1911, the elder of the two children of Herbert John Ellsmore and Mary Ellsmore nee Burke. Her brother, Vincent Anthony, was born in 1916. Marie made her first Holy …

Sister Maureen Reynolds (1923-2003)

Maureen Cecilia Reynolds was born at St Margaret’s Hospital, Sydney, on 3 November 1923, the fifth child of her father, Vincent de Paul Reynolds, (whose young Irish wife died at an early age) and the second daughter of her …

Sister Valerian Butler (1911-2003)

Eva Charlotte Butler was born in Marrickville NSW, on 9 March 1911, the second youngest of eight children, to William and Catherine (McCarthy) Butler. Her early education was at Petersham Public School and Stanmore Commercial School. On 25 March …

Sister Celsus McBride (1917-2003)

Sheila McBride was born at 15 Hartley Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane, on the 23rd February, 1917 the second child of Alexander and Olive McBride. Her brother, Alex predeceased her in 1993 and her younger sister Olive lives at …

Sister Angela Tankey (1913-2003)

Monica Anne Tankey was born in Queanbeyan on 7 October 1913, the fourth child and first daughter born to William Charles Tankey and Lillian Jessie Blundell, a convert to Catholicism. They reared their own family of ten children along with …

Sister Gwenda Critchley (1923-2003)

Gwenda was born on 13 May 1923 at Dulwich Hill, the youngest of seven children – three girls and four boys – born to Frederick and Ada (McGrath) Critchley. As the youngest of the family Gwenda had memories of …

Sister Irene Hannon (1914-2003)

Irene was born at Marrickville on 5 February 1914, the first child of William and Mary (MacNamara) Hannon. She was followed by eight more children – William (deceased), Teresa, Margaret, Patricia, Peter, Leonard, Michael and Anne. The Hannon family moved …

Sister Mary Ignatia Stiglich (1916-2003)

Agnes Mary Sticlich was the first child born to William and Agnes (nee Melrose) Stiglich, at Carlton, Victoria on 23 January 1916. Two sisters Rose and Patricia and four brothers Jack, Desmond, Arch and Tom would follow her. Being …

Sister Maureen Patricia Daley (1910-2003)

Kathleen Maureen Daley began life at Ballina on 22 August 1917, the sixth of nine children born to Arthur and Laura (Ziehlke) Daley. Of her early life “in the country” Maureen – by which name she was known – claimed …