2013

Sister Carmel Bourke (1924 – 2013)

Carmel Bourke SGS Carmel Josephine Bourke, the fourth of seven children born to May (née Naylon) and Thomas Bourke, was born in Kingaroy on October 3, 1924. After surviving a serious illness as a toddler, Carmel began her primary …

Sister Mary Aspinall (1927 – 2013)

Sister Mary Aspinall SGS Mary Esme Aspinall was born in Townsville on April 25, 1927, the second child of Herbert and Eileen (née O’Doherty) Aspinall, a sister for brothers Kevin, Thomas and Desmond. While Mary was still very …

Sister Catherine Slattery (1908 – 2013)

Sister Catherine Slattery SGS Those who visited Sister Catherine in her latter years at Villa Maria Bundoora would comment on her ready, ever radiant, smile. In this, she was simply expressing her usual friendliness – a product of …

Sister Mary Hugh Smith (1922 – 2013)

Mary Hugh Smith SGS Johanna Smith was born on March 2, 1922 at Port Fairy, Western District of Victoria. She was the last of eight children born to Robert and Mary (nee Quinlan) Smith. Known as Joan, she …

Sister Eileen Monagle (1923 – 2013)

Eileen Monagle SGS It may have seemed inevitable that Eileen Margaret Monagle would discern and respond to a call to religious life. Two aunts, Sisters Eina and Patricia O’Keefe, were already Sisters of the Good Samaritan when Eileen was …

Sister Maura Joy (1927 – 2013)

Maura Joy SGS Mary Patricia Joy was born on October 30, 1927 in Innisfail, North Queensland to Irish parents Maurice and Mary Ann (nee Power) Joy. Maura, as she was called, was the fourth child in a family of …

Sister Mary Paul Kontista (1919 – 2013)

Paul Kontista SGS Jacqueline Kontista was born in Blato on the island of Korcula in the former Yugoslavia (now Croatia), on December 7, 1919. Born one of twins she alone survived, her sister Mara dying only months …

Sister Mary Barker (1923 – 2013)

Mary Barker SGS Mary Lee Barker was born on July 18, 1923 at Bairnsdale, Victoria. Mary was the eldest child of John and Mary (née Lee) Barker. In her early years, due to the exigencies of the Depression era, …

Sister Anne Rhoddy (1920 – 2013)

Anne Rhoddy SGS To the end of her life, while it was in her power, Anne Rhoddy maintained a strong bond with the place of her birth, Rozelle, and with the Church and parish life that was part of …

Sister Margaret Hannan (1938 – 2013)

Margaret Hannan SGS Margaret Hannan was born on April 9, 1938, the third child in a family of three girls and one boy. Her parents, Vincent and Phillipa (nee Wise), resided in Wollongong and Margaret was educated at St Francis Xavier’s Primary School and …