2009

Sister Noela Bunn (1928-2009)

Noela Mary Bunn was born in Charters Towers on 16 December 1928, a sister for Kevin. Her parents were Abraham and Mary Edna (Page) Bunn. Noela was devoted to both her mother and Kevin, especially in their last illnesses. Noela …

Sister M Francis Kevin McConnachie (1917-2009)

Edith Theresa McConnachie was born in Ayr on 30 June 1917, a daughter to Alexander and Margaret (née Christie) McConnachie, and a sister for Robert. Following the death of her young mother, she was “from the tender age of one …

Sister Mary Methodius Upston (1910-2009)

Doris Nellie Upston was born at Nechells, Birmingham, 2 April 1910, the fourth child of Arthur Frederick and Louisa (Birch) Upston. Her sisters Dora, Nellie, Beatrice, and her brother Richard have predeceased her. Doris was only four years old when …

Sister Mary McKay (1912-2009)

Mary Levietta (Lee) McKay was born in Sydney on 26 October 1912, the fifth of six children of Joseph and Catherine (Grisdale) McKay. For many years her family was literally “on the move”. Her father was a linotype operator “and …

Sister Carmel Rita Hogan (1932-2009)

Carmel Rita Hogan was born at Burra, South Australia, on 4 February 1932, the third of five children born to Timothy and Dorothy (née Canny) Hogan. With her family, Carmel knew several homes around South Australia, including in Whyalla, where …

Sister Bernadette Nichols (1942-2009)

Sister Bernadette Nichols was born Helen Joy Nichols and lived true to her given name – Joy was a quality that many will remember as characteristic of her warm, friendly personality. If the latter years of her life made it …

Sister Keiko Goto (1942-2009)

At the time of the Gathering in Chapter 2005, Sister Goto Keiko expressed some surprise that her Good Samaritan sisters would nominate her as one with potential for a position in leadership of the congregation into the future. Qualities that …