2011

Sister Kathleen Marjorie Cotter (1919 – 2011)

Kathleen Marjorie Cotter, who has died at the age of ninety-two, was able to look back on a long life that encompassed not only periods of great personal suffering, but also …

Sister Mary Rosa Cunningham (1912 – 2011)

  Anne Magdalene Cunningham was born in Roma on 22 September 1912, the third of eight children born to John and Lucy (née Burke) Cunningham. As a child of ten, Anne …

Sister Patricia Bourke (1927 – 2011)

Those who knew Sister Patricia Bourke would speak of her gentleness and her contentment in being a Good Samaritan Sister.  She loved to recall happy times with her family …

Sister Thecla Slattery (1903 – 2011)

Born on 28 December 1903, Veronica Hanora Slattery (known as Verna) was third child of seven children born to John and Ellen (Timothee) Slattery – all the children were born in …

Sister Verna Alice Holyhead (1933 – 2011)

Verna Alice Holyhead was born at Kew, Victoria, on 30 April 1933, the only child of Charles Eric Holyhead and Alice Sarah Maria Coghlan. She began her education at Santa Maria …

Sister Claudia (Kathleen Josephine) Gearing (1916 – 2011)

Kathleen Josephine Gearing was born at Lilyfield on 3rd July 1916, the second child of Patrick and Mary (Kelly) Gearing. Sadly, Kathleen never knew her father who was killed in action …

Sister Ellen Veronica Cranitch (1925 – 2011)

An article written about Ellen Cranitch titled ‘The Right Place to Be’, was first published in the magazine Madonna in 2007. It tells of her birth on the Darling Downs at …

Sister Joan Elizabeth Taylor (1932 – 2011)

Joan was the first born of twins at Lady Bowen Hospital, Wickham Terrace, on 9 September 1932 the seventh of nine children – five sons and four daughters – born to …

Sister M Christopher Burrows (1922 – 2011)

Commitment to the ministry of education has been a long and significant enterprise for Sister Mary Christopher Burrows. Upon completion of her studies for the Leaving Certificate, she matriculated with an Exhibition to Sydney University where she graduated Bachelor of …