2012

Sister Sheila O’Donnell (1915 – 2012)

Sister Sheila Mary O’Donnell, who died in the 98th year of her life, was one of a group of Sisters of the Good Samaritan whose chief ministry lay in spreading the joy and beauty of music. Born in Kerang on February …

Sister June Nicholls (1923 – 2012)

June Nicholls SGS In an article in The Catholic Weekly, November 1990, its author noted: “There is something very reassuring about June Nicholls. I think it’s her smile”. He was acknowledging the end of June’s term as contact person for …

Sister Eunice Osborne (1932 – 2012)

Eunice Mary Osborne was born on November 5, 1932 in Brisbane. She was the oldest child of William and Mary (nee Devitt) Osborne. The arrival of two brothers, Stephen and Leonard, completed the young family. From her early years, Eunice …

Sister Irene McNamara (1925 – 2012)

Irene May McNamara was born on January 29, 1925 in Rupanyup in the Wimmera area of Victoria, to George and Suzanna (née Pye). Irene was the second child in a family of four girls and one boy. Irene’s early years were …

Sister Frances Bartley (1928 – 2012)

Frances Louisa Bartley was born in Lidcombe, Sydney, on May 16, 1928, the second child of John Edward and Beatrice Victoria (Upston) Bartley. Her brother, Arthur, had been born just one year before. As a young child, Frances, with her …

Sister Noreen Brown (1922 – 2012)

Sister Noreen Brown’s first contact with the Sisters of the Good Samaritan was at an early age when her family, in consequence of her father’s employment as a passenger guard on the Victorian Railways, moved from Cressy to Hamilton in …

Sister Leonie D’Arcy (1925 – 2012)

If one looks for a particular constant in Sister Leonie D’Arcy’s life it could very likely be Lourdes Hill! This was her much loved alma mater and a place of many happy returns! A boarder at the College from 1936-1942, …

Sister Fran Nolan (1954 – 2012)

Frances Ann Nolan – affectionately called Fran by all who knew her – was the first-born child of Stanley and Kathleen Madge (nee Whalan). Born in Camden on New Year’s Day in 1954, Fran grew up on her parents’ dairy farm …

Sister Gwen Bade (1933 – 2012)

Gweneth Teresa Bade was born on September 13, 1933, the youngest child in a family of three girls and one boy. Her parents, Vincent and Gwendoline (nee Spry) Bade, resided in the suburb of Colonel Light Gardens, Adelaide. …

Sister Joan Curtis (1937 – 2012)

Joan Curtis was the daughter of Augustine Curtis and Mary O’Neill, the youngest in a family of six daughters. One could not but admire an early photograph of Mary Curtis surrounded by her six daughters, aged from eight years to one …