2004

Sister Helena Eska (1936-2004)

Helena Velta Eksa was born on 2 May 1936, the only child of John (Janis) and Antonia Eksa née Rapkevics. She was born in a small farming community of Kombuli near Kraslava in Latvia, at a time when Latvia …

Sister Irene Hoy (1928-2004)

Irene Mary Hoy was born at Warrnambool on 29 August 1928, the eldest of five children born to Percy and Mary (Bushell) Hoy. Irene spent a happy childhood in the country near Koroit where, in her own words, …

Sister Peter Damian McKinlay (1916-2004)

Gweneth McKinlay was born on 6 July 1916, the second of four children, at Gowrie Junction in Queensland. Her first home was on a dairy farm where she loved everything outdoors from harvesting crops and building haystacks to feeding pigs. …

Sister Bernardine Gallagher (1910-2004)

Catherine Mary Gallagher was born in Coolah, near Mudgee, on 12 May 1910, the eldest of five children born to Edward and Catherine (O’Brien) Gallagher. Catherine, generally known as Kitty, received her early education in State schools at Dabee, Welshville …

Sister Imelda Mary Callaghan (1906-2004)

Gertrude Mary Callaghan was born at Narrabri, NSW, on 18 July 1906. She was the eldest of the four children – two daughters and two sons – of Stanislaus and Amy (Ryan) Callaghan. As her father became Principal of schools …

Sister Mary Ursula Slattery (1917-2004)

Ursula Mary Slattery was born at Thornbury on 16 August 1917, the youngest of seven children born to John and Ellen (Timothée) Slattery. Ursula wrote with affection of her birthplace, Thornbury, which also became the place of her …

Sister Catherine Mary Walsh(1928-2004)

Patricia Beth Walsh, the sixth child of John and Catherine (Ahern) Walsh was born on May 14th 1928, at home, “Moyuna” in East Brisbane. Her father died when she was only a few years old and her mother in …