We remember all Sacred Heart RSCJs, Alumnae/i and friends who died in 2014/2015/2016/2017.
If a family member or friend has not been included in the list below, please
" If we love well and much, we shall need no other preparation for death; squandering ourselves and what we have on God and on our neighbors, that is the best way to prepare for it." Janet Erskine Stuart, rscJ.
Deirdre Mary Athey (née Lewis)
Died at James Milson Village, North Sydney on 5th May 2017 at the age 91.Devoted wife of the late Bill Athey. Loving sister to Patrick Lewis. Nurturing aunt to Sutomo Lewis and Susanti and Matthew Wilmott. Great-aunt to Paddy and John Kelly and deeply loved by numerous cousins and step children.
May your gentle spirit remain with those you have touched and be forever a reminder of true selflessness and love.
Deirdre was an alumna of Kincoppal.
CYNTHIA DANIEL (née Burke)
died in Newcastle on Friday morning (17 March) surrounded by her family. She was 82 years of age.
Cynthia was the daughter of Muriel Burke, née Cormac (RB 1927), sister of Carolyn James, née Burke (RB 1955) and sister of Belinda Farrell, née Burke (KRB 1976), cousin of Bettina Henty, née Madden (RB 1957), the mother of Kathleen Daniel (KRB 1975) and Bridget Walsh, née Daniel (KRB 1980), grandmother of Maddison Daniel (KRB 2005), Rebecca Daniel (KRB 2007), Kate Walsh (KRB 2012), Isabella Daniel (KRB 2012), Francesca Daniel (KRB 2015) and Angelina Daniel (current student).
She was the aunt of Bridget Farrell (KRB 2012) and Lou James (KRB 1987). Cynthia was the mother-in-law of Suzanne Daniel, née Leary (KRB 1979).
She is remembered with love by her husband Paul and sons Brien, Mike and Jack and daughter-in-law Peta and son-in-law Bernie Walsh.
Cynthia started at Kerever Park the year it opened in 1944 and went on to Rose Bay completing the leaving certificate in 1952. (I understand she was dux of her year but Cyndy's modestly meant she shied away from the slightest boast).
Cyndy was very much a child of the Sacred Heart with a gentle spirit and deep commitment to social justice. Nothing mattered more to her than strong relationships and she remained an active alumna throughout her life. Attending the AMASC conference in Malta in 2010 with her daughter Kathleen and granddaughter Rebecca brought her great joy.
Cyndy will be buried by Father Steve Sinn SJ near the former family property in Upper Rouchel.
Friends and classmates are warmly welcome to attend a gathering of remembrance afterwards at The Newcastle Club at 40 Newcomen Street, Newcastle on Wednesday 22 March at 6 pm.
NANO DWYER (neé NAGLE)
Born March 5, 1923. Received into eternal life February 14, 2017.
Loving parents (both deceased)
Married to Allan Frederick Dwyer on December 18, 1944. (deceased February 13, 1975.)
Proud sister of Mary (Atkin), Jack, Val, Margaret (Johnson), Fred, Mac, Frank, and Pat (Evans).
Loved by Jean and Peter and Maureen, Mick and Carlin, Phillip and Merilyn.
Loving mother and mother-in-law of Garrett and Margot, Terry and Debbie, Denis and Sue, Damien and Robyn, Mary and Dennis, Patrick and Mary, Martin and Catherine, Genevieve, Paul and Carmen.
Wonderful grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, great-great aunt, and friend to many. Loved by her nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mano bequeaths a legacy of love and faith. Who shall find a valiant woman? far, and from the uttermost coasts is the price of her. Proverbs 31:10
Quotes from friends:
Mano was “joint” Head Girl at Rose Bay, School of the Sacred Heart, with Nell Hogan in 1940, when I came to school there as a boarder and I was put at her “Table” in the Refectory. I will never forget her kindness to me, this little 12 year old girl from the bush who had never been away from home before.
As school girls, we were not meant to cross the border to Victoria going back to school during the war, so I would go by train to Albury,and stay the night with the Nagles, and catch the spirit of progress to Melbourne the next morning. Mr.Alan Dwyer organised it all, as I think Mrs Dwyer had passed away. I don't remember her. Pat came to my 21st at Yerong Creek.
Sonja Svetlana Lyneham
26.05.1947 - 29.12.2016
Loved mother of Natasha (KRB & Sancta) and Peter and adored grandmother of Georgia, Sophie, Sebastian and Vivien. Dearly loved wife of Michael Bray and step-mother of James, Edward, Sam and Stephen.
Judith Helena Dwyer
March 6, 1932 - August 20, 2016
Loving daughter of Cedric and Vi Henderson (both deceased). Loved wife of Dan (deceased). Loving mother of Anne-Maree and Daniel Jnr. Beloved grandmother of Joshua, Oscar, Zackary, Maxwell, Daniel and Jamie-Lee. Admired and loved mother-in-law of Shane. Much loved sister of Robert (deceased), Carole, Roger and Christine. Died peacefully surrounded by family while under the care of wonderful staff of Intensive Care at Royal North Shore Hospital.
Judy was a wonderful Sacred Heart alumna who was always willing to help.
1936 - 2016
Late of Bowral
Beloved husband of Patti (dec). Loving father MaryAnn, Gaby, Ben and Gray.
Died 29.3.1928 - 5.8.2016
Dearly loved husband of Mary. Much loved father and father-in-law of Peter, Judy and Tony (deceased),Richard and Francine, Sue and Phil, Jo and Jim. Devoted grandfather of Michael and Alicia, Alex and Fiona, Matthew and Alyssa, Thomas and Isabel, James, Jessica, Lucy, Harry, Rose, Sophie, Sarah, Emma, Austin, Isabella and Lizzie and great-grandfather of Charlie, Liam, Amelia and Harriet.
Judith Greville (Egan)
Unexpectely on 3 July 2016 Aged 88 years
A country girl from Warren, late of Belrose. Beloved wife of Brian (dec). Greatly mother of Michelle (dec), Bill and Jim, Mother-in-law of Karen and Eva, grandmother to Tim, Sam, Max, Oliver and Meg, sister of Arlow (dec), David, Patricia, John and aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.Our only blessing is that Judith died with her boots on, doing what she would have loved...walking her beloved Zuru.
4.11.1924 - 1.7.2016
Late of Narrabeen and formerly of Bondi Junction.
Beloved husband of Margaret (dec). Dearly loved father of Matthew and Gemma. Grandfather of Luke, Terry, Peter, Caitlin and Alexander. Passed away peacefully in his sleep.
Died June 2016
Died June 2016
Mother of Margaret and Elizabeth
Formerly of Kia-Ora, Gundaroo.
Late of Griffith, Canberra
Beloved husband of Judy. Much loved father and father-in-law of Michael and Michelle, Maryjane and Jeremy, Kate and Michael, Mandy and Matt, Anne and Mark. Proud grandfather of thirteen grandchildren.
Ronnie (Veronica) Henderson
died 17 June 2016 at Binalong
Loved wife of Beau (dec). Devoted daughter of Patrick & Sara Reynolds (both dec). Loving sister to Kathleen & Pauline (both dec) & loving cousin of Sr Mary (Bobbie) Hereward (dec). Much loved mother of Christine, Janet & Rosie and devoted mother-in-law of Stuart and David (dec). Admired and doting Granma to grandchildren Jason, Juliet, Toby, Rupert, Annabelle and Charlotte & to great-grandchildren James, Alice, Eliza, Ivy, Hugo, Ella, Camilla & Milo.
Rev.Father Doctor Peter Leo Flynn
28.07.1930 - 26.05.2016
Highly respected member of the Society of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Son of Leo and Dorothea (Hickey) (both dec.)
Loved brother of Barbara Crawford, Paul, Marie Maken (dec.), Thea Meagher (dec.), David (dec.). Beloved uncle, great uncle to many nephews and nieces.
GREEN, Russell John
of Wagga Wagga, died on 25 May 2016 at Crookwell. Loved husband of Patricia (dec.), father of Virginia and grandfather of Dougal and Harriet, brother of Daphne, Kevin, Reginal (all dec.) Joan, Max (dec.) and Loraine.
McIver Kathleen "Marie"
21 May 2016 aged 91 years
Loving wife of Matthew. Much loved mother of Betty Cassidy and "Mia" to her family.
Hughes, Patricia Dawn (née Jordan)
Passed away peacefully April 30, 2016 aged 92 years
Dearly loved wife of Geoffrey. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Geoffrey, Gregory and Reni, Genevieve and Les. Grandmother of Isabella, Julia, Phoebe, Penelope and Geoffrey.
GALE, Anthony (Tony) Compton
17.10.44 - 5.2.16
Son of John (dec) and Mamie (dec). Brother of Keith (dec), John (dec) and Kevin.
Proud father of Sarah, Anthony, Samantha, Georgina, Annabelle, Sophia, Christian and Imogen.
CLIFT John Arthur
5.09.1924 - 4.02.2016
Loved husband of Patricia (dec). Much Loved Father & Father-in-law of Kim & Fred Powell, Katie & Michael Walker, Jonathon & Wendy Clift, Jane & David Nash, Belinda Clift, Samantha & Bill Bartlett, Adam (dec), Emma (dec) and Simon Clift. Loved & adored grandfather of 19 & great grandfather of Allara. Dear friend of Mary Hill & her family. John was the father of Kim, Katie, Jane, Belinda, Samantha and Emma, all of whom attended KRB ( in the 1980s)
TYNAN Michael Thomas
Aged 80 years
Michael died 1st February 2016 peacefully at home with his family. Michael was the cherished and much loved husband of Annette for 57 happy years. A wonderful and caring father to Kieran, Madeline, Daniel, Francene and Claire. Very much loved by his son-in-laws Wayne, Ian and David and daughter-in-laws Natasha and Jackie. Treasured by his grandchildren Brendan, Prudence, Nicholas, Samuel, Michael (dec), Sophie, Anna, Dominic, Harry, Mia, Amelie, Matilda and Lachlan, adored by great-grand daughter Poppy. Much loved brother of Margaret, John, Anthony and Peter (dec).
Michael was the husband of Annette(Goyen, RB 1950s with her sisters, Colleen, Virginia and Sunny Christine) and father of Madeline, Francene and Claire, all Alumnae of KRB
STATIA Mary McCalman, née Perry, died in Calara House, Warren Hospital , NSW,
on Thursday, 28th January, 2016 , after a long sojourn there, the last two years with
She was the wife of Ken McCalman (dec.) and mother of Duncan (dec.) and Peter.
Statia was an Alumna of Rose Bay, Class of 1948, the same class as Judy Kenny, Betty McMahon, Jane McKay, Barbara McAlary , Marigold Maroney and Patricia Bowyer.
Her son Peter, said that if there are any Alumnae travelling in the area at the time of the funeral they would be very welcome.
WINDSOR, Imelda Mary (Mollie), nee Burfitt (RB37)
29.03.1919 - 22.01.2016
Loving wife of Harry (Dec.) and loving mother of Gerard, Penelope, John, Michael, Guy, Hugh.
Solicitous and loving grandmother of Jessica, Harriet, Claudia, Richard, Harry, Martin, Sam, Rachel, Madeline, Eleanor, Angelica, Jock and Molly, and great-grandmother of five.
TORPEY (Née Jones) Judith Ann (RB '61)
Died in Mosman on January 11, 2016
Aged 71 years.
Much loved wife of Kevin. Mother of Steven, Peter and John. Grandmother of Bea, Oscar, Fred, Henry, Matilda and Billie. Sister of Paul and Edward.
KETTLE (Macrae) Mary, (RB’46), born in Dorrigo on 17th April 1929
passed away peacefully in Wollongong on 10th January 2016.
Mary was the beloved wife of the late Dr. John Henry Kettle. A loving mother of Lynton, Ian, Stuart, Rosemary and Elizabeth. A much loved grandmother of Renee, John, Bronwyn, Nicholas, Emily, Oscar, Harrison, Nathan, Alice, George, Eva, Nina, Sylvie, Sebastian, Benjamin and Rose. A friend to all.
Mary last year enjoyed the Sandwiches & Song gathering as well as the 70th reunion of her class and seeing her old classmates which meant a lot to her.
CARROLL, Robert James
31 December 2015 - Aged 45 years
Cherished fourth son of Tony and Mary. Loving brother to John Paul, Catherine Cosgrove (KRB 1982) and Richard (deceased)
Devoted father to Natasha
Dear nephew of John and Caroline Matthews, Richard and Anne Carroll, Charles and Evan Curran, Peter and Barbara Carroll, Chris Carroll and their families.
18.01.1927 - 04.11.2015
Loved wife of Doctor Harry Thomas Goodman (deceased), much loved mother of Elizabeth, Michael, Anthony, Margaret, Christopher, Catherine (deceased), Peter and James. Cherished grandmother of eleven and great-grandmother of eight. Aged 88 years. Pam was a former President of the Alumnae Association and she and her husband Dr Harry Goodman were Past Parents and always very involved in school activities.
21.05.1926 - 03.11.2015
Most loved, devoted and caring wife of Douglas (deceased). Dearly loved and loving mother and mother-in-law of David and Deborah, Andrew and Jenny, James and Margaret, Tim and Kate, Phillipa and Bill. Loved, treasured and cherished Bea Bea of fourteen grandchildren. Much loved sister of Bernard, Paul, Jim and Dominica and sister-in-law of Richard O'Reilly, Patricia Cahalan and Patricia McDonald. Beatrice will be very deeply missed by all her family and friends. Her love, dignity, kindness, humour and grace will be remembered always.
DOWNING, George Boyd
October 26, 2015, Aged 91 years
Late of "MERTON" Dubbo
Helen (Roberts) George’s wife was in the Rose Bay Class of 1942, Anna and her sisters are Alumnae of KRB. Both Anna and her mother were at Sandwiches and Song last week. George was in Hospital and seemed to be making good progress and they were expecting him home, so apparently his death was quite sudden and unexpected.
Helen, George's wife, has been an incredibly loyal Alumna and till her accident a couple of years ago, she seldom missed any function put on by the school or Alumnae. We extend to Helen and family, most heartfelt sorrow and condolences from the Sacré-Coeur Alumnae.
STROBL, Franz Wolfgang.
Born in Salzburg 27.03.1944
Died in Mosman 27.09.2015
Dearly loved husband of Margaret. Wonderful father of Tristan, Victoria, Brendan and Edwina and their families.
Margaret is the daughter of Mary Browne (dec) – both alumnae of Kincoppal.
Constance Margaret Patricia CRISP
Died suddenly on 10 July 2015, aged 89 years. (1926 - 2015)
Daughter of Geoffrey Forrest Hughes MC AFC and Margaret Eyre Forrest Hughes (both dec), mother of Francis and John Crisp, mother-in-law of Tanya Chaly, sister of Tom and Geoffrey Forrest Hughes and of Robert Forrest Hughes (dec).
Admired and cherished as a person of strong character and firm Faith.
Constance Crisp was a Kincoppal student graduating in 1942.
Died on 27 June 2015
at the age of 85 in Dubbo from a massive stroke and never regained consciousness.
Brian and Barbara (dec) had three daughters who attended KRB
Died on 4th June 2015
Husband of Beth Stanley from Narromine.
Two daughters Ellen and Priscilla are alumnae of KRB
Died on 30 May 2015 at 87 yrs age
Alumna of Kincoppal 1945
Late of Edgecliff, Sydney
Much loved wife of John (deceased) and devoted mother to Chris and Austin. A wonderful grandmother to Elly, Maddy, Jack, Tobi, Lucy and Chloe. Loved mother-in-law to Annabelle and Leanne.
Pamela Gloria Fahey
06.06.1924 - 16.05.2015
Late of Dubbo Formerly of Walgett
Loving wife of Ted (dec). Mother to James, Helen (dec), Joe and Anne. Mother-in-law to Penny and Sharon, David, Monty and Lisa. Grandmother and great grandmother to their children.
Jacqueline Marie Ballhausen (McAlary)
02-12-1928 - 11.11.2014
Late of Narromine
Eldest daughter of Luke (dec) and Kathleen (dec). Much loved sister of Barbara (dec) and Doone (dec). Cherished wife of Bill for 61 years. Adored mother of Barbara (dec), Kate, John, Marea, David, Julie and Sarah. Loving mother-in-law of Tim, Lisa, Michael, Di and Dewey. Proud grandma of Ben, Elizabeth, Georgia, Jack, Ella, Tom, Daniel, Andrew, Alice, Tom, Harry, Charlie, Sam, William and Matthew.
Lifelong friend of Sister Margaret McKay rscj
Jo Gillespie (O’Reilly RB ’43)
Late of Turramurra. Passed away peacefully on March 18, 2015. Aged 90 years. Beloved wife of Pat (dec.). Loving mother of Jann, Ian, Maria, Gabrielle (dec.), Margaret Mary and Peter. Mother-in-law to Will (dec.), Michael and Stephen. Very loving grandmother to Nicholas and Tanya; Gregory, Kate and Matthew; Ally, Edwina and Arthur. Great-grandmother to Harry and Alexander. Only daughter of Les and Thelma O'Reilly of Wagga Wagga and sister of Jim (all dec.). Sister-in-law to Joan, Mary May, Patricia (dec.) and Margaret.
Mary Grattan-Smith (Glynn RB '41)
Mary Glynn entered at Rose Bay on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, 1942, but only remained 3 months. Her daughters, Mary-Jane and Aileen Grattan-Smith were at school at KRB in the 1970s.
Mary Frances Rayward (Conrick) KR '45)
Mary died peacefully and willed her body to the University for Research. She had no children.
Dianne McGrath (Bookallil)
25/4/1931 - 7/12/2014
Dianne attended Kincoppal, Elizabeth Bay, completing her Leaving Certificate in 1948.
Her husband, Kevin McGrath, died in 2000.
She was the mother and mother-in-law of John, Suzanne and Michael, Paul, Robert,
Anthony and Michelle, Catherine and Nicholas, Richard and Amy.
Dianne had been in poor health for some time.
Her Requiem Mass was celebrated by her cousin, Bishop Patrick Power, together
with Fr Paul Ghanem OFM and Fr Geoffrey Plant, at St Michael's Church, Lane Cove. Dianne greatly appreciated her Sacré Coeur education and her family carried on the tradition.
Suzanne attended Kincoppal, Elizabeth Bay, and Catherine Kincoppal-Rose Bay.
Paul and Robert went to Barat Burn before the family moved from Dover Heights to Longueville
MURPHY, Helen Mary (nee McDonald KRB ) Formerly of Pymble 7/4/1947 - 27/9/2014 Helen Mary passed away bravely and peacefully after a long illness surrounded by her family. Loving mother to David, Fiona and Jenni, wife to Jeffrey, mother-in-law to Shahrzad and Scott, Mimi to Eamonn, Charlotte, Kamyar and Samuel, daughter to Geoffrey and Marcella and big sister to Charles, Timothy, Anne & Geoffrey.
Sister Mary Kneipp, OSU (Ursuline)
Died on 26 August 2014 at St Mary's Villa, Concord, NSW.
Mary Kneipp came to board at Rose Bay from Armidale in 1940. In what would have been the equivalent of Year 10. Her Class Mistress could not get the pronunciation of her name right, calling her Neep. Finally Mary said to her, “Mother, K-neipp’s the name and you’d better get used to it because there are nine of us!” As it happened, the nine didn’t eventuate and Mary herself was taken back to Armidale before the end of the year because of more serious developments in WW2 which had started in September,1939. She finished her education with the Ursulines, later entered with them and ultimately became their Provincial. Afterwards she became their Archivist which was when Sr Margaret McKay rscj reconnected with her and was able to tell her she had visited their Head House in Germany in 2000 while staying with German friends ,and the Superior and her Assistant came out of Retreat to greet Sr Marg McKay. They were delighted to hear that she knew Mary.
RAYWARD, Mary Frances (CONRICK)
Died on 27th August 2014 at the age of 86.
Alumna of Kincoppal, class of '45
No funeral - Mary has willed her body to the University of research
PIDCOCK, Colleen Margaret
Formerly Leary, née Goyen
10-11-1930 - 21.8.2014
As Alumnae of SH we remember her and her daughter Suzie Daniel ( Leary) and her granddaughters Rebecca and Francesca.
A great example of the Sacred Heart in action. Life-long friend of Madeleine Pedersen and Camille Farrell.
CLOUSTON, Dorothy Mary(née Downing)
Died on 19.08.2014 at the age of 89 Years
Simon was an Old Boy of Barat-Burn, brother of Virginia (KRB) and son of Marianne Bleasel (Connolly), Kincoppal Alumna and former President of NSW Sacre Coeur Society, in the days of Sister Antill.
GIBSON, Judith Mary.
August 2014 - Aged 93 years -
A loyal Alumna of many years who loved coming to “Sandwiches and Song” until it was beyond her. Ann Henderson and Judy Dwyer were often her trusty chauffeurs.
Sister Philomene Tiernan rscj from Kincoppal Rose-Bay School of the Sacred Heart, Sydney.
18 July 2014. It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Sr Phil Tiernan rscj was on the Malaysian MH17 plane that crashed over Ukraine.
Sr Phil was returning from the Jane Erskine Stuart celebrations......
We will let you know when we know, what arrangements we will made to celebrate and give thanks for her deep commitment to her life as an RSCJ.
Blessings of peace and hope....
Joan Pender rscj
Provincial Australia-New Zealand
Eulogies and Tributes to Sr Phil can be found here
Fiona Lochtenberg (née Borda)
Loving wife of Mark, adored mother of Faye, Jan and Jessica. Very much loved Tita of Jasper. Much loved daughter of Frank and Gladys. Sister of Sabrina, Mark, Bettina, Michela and Paul.
Dearly loved by all her many friends.
Died around Christmas time 2013 at 85 yrs of age. Judith was an Alumna of Rose Bay (46)
Judith Ritchie (formerly Mrs Schwartz) RB ’46, mother of Patrick (current parent and grandmother of Tara Ritchie, current KRB student.