Obituaries

From the first member of the congregation to pass away in 1870 to recent deaths, all the obituaries of deceased Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul are accessible and searchable. You can search by name, or use the birth date, death date and location filters.

These are not typical obituaries, in fact in the world of consecrated life we refer to them as necrologies. These biographical sketches are written by the General Secretary of the congregation shortly after the death of each individual sister. The necrologies are historical documents and may contain errors, including variations in spellings and incorrect dates. The necrologies are presented here as they were written.

If you would like more information about a deceased sister please contact the archivist.

Sister Mary Josepha McDermott

Sister Mary Josepha McDermott

Sister Mary Josepha died Saturday morning, February 29, 1964, after a lengthy illness at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital. Honora McDermott was born in the city of Quebec, daughter of the late Joseph McDermott and Annie O’Farrell of that city. She entered the House of...

Sister Mary Eucheria Garvey

Sister Mary Eucheria Garvey

Sister Mary Eucheria of the Sisters of Providence, “Heathfield,” died on Wednesday morning January 29th, after a lengthy illness. The former Rose Garvey, a daughter of the late Joseph Garvey and Bridget Dunnigan, was born in Buckingham, Que. She entered the Novitiate...

Sister Mary Barbara Turley

Sister Mary Barbara Turley

Sister Mary Barbara, after a lengthy illness, died in the Marian Infirmary on Thursday, August 8th, 1963. Sister came as a patient to the Infirmary in April 1955, and at that time was transferred from St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville, where she had been in...

Sister Mary Bonaventure Brennan

Sister Mary Bonaventure Brennan

In 1906, Annie Brennan, daughter of Thomas Brennan and Bridget Healy Brennan, left her home in County Sligo, Eire, to offer her services to God in our young country, which was still for the most part a field for foreign missionaries. The Brennan family home was the...

Sister Mary Benita Wherry

Sister Mary Benita Wherry

Sister Mary Benita, a patient at the Marian Infirmary, Heathfield, for the past two years suffered a fractured hip in a fall on Wednesday, July 10, 1963, and was taken immediately to the Hotel Dieu. Sister was up and around as usual and went to visit her sister the...

Sister Mary Bernadette Kelly

Sister Mary Bernadette Kelly

Sister Mary Bernadette died April 11, 1963, at the Hotel Dieu, Kingston. Three weeks previous she was admitted to the hospital for tests and treatment by order of her doctor, but Sister was so weak that the tests were not completed at the time of her death which was...

Sister Mary Victor Dunnigan

Sister Mary Victor Dunnigan

Sister Mary Victor died Friday morning, December 28th, Feast of the Holy Innocents, in the Marian Infirmary where she had been a patient over the past eight years. A native of Mayo, Que., the former Margaret Dunnigan, as she was known, entered the Novitiate, then at...

Sister Mary of the Most Precious Blood Gauthier

Sister Mary of the Most Precious Blood Gauthier

Sister Mary of the Precious Blood (Lilly Janet Gauthier) died here in the Marian Infirmary, Providence Mother House, “Heathfield” early Wednesday morning, April 4, 1962. Although in delicate health for many years Sister was able to be around and regularly at daily...

Sister Mary Margaret Masterson

Sister Mary Margaret Masterson

Sister Mary Margaret died on Sunday afternoon, November 12, 1961, at the Marian Infirmary, Providence Mother House, “Heathfield” after an illness of more than two years. The former Miss Annie Masterson was born in Chesterville, Ont., daughter of the late John...

Sister Mary Bertile Coyne

Sister Mary Bertile Coyne

Sister Mary Bertille Coyne died September 22, 1961. When Dorothy Coyne applied for admission to the Providence Novitiate in 1925, she was already well known to the Community. Born in Chesterville, she was the eldest daughter of Bernard Coyne and Rose Kearns; she...

Sister Mary Genevieve Corboy

Sister Mary Genevieve Corboy

Sister Mary Genevieve (Mary Loretto Corboy) died at the House of Providence on Tuesday, August 8th after a prolonged illness. Born and educated in Gananoque, this promising young lady, in due course felt herself drawn to religious life, and on Dec. 26th, 1915 she made...

Sister Mary Romana Mulligan

Sister Mary Romana Mulligan

Sister Mary Romana, the former Catherine Mulligan, died after a lingering illness at the Marian Infirmary, Heathfield, Wednesday July 5th. Sister was in the forty-sixth year of her religious life. Born in Picton, Ontario, she was a daughter the late James Mulligan and...

Sister Mary Norbert Powell

Sister Mary Norbert Powell

Sister Mary Norbert died suddenly of a heart attack on Saturday evening, March 4th, at St. Francis General Hospital, Smiths Falls. Although ill health forced her to retire from teaching three years ago, she was still active and able to help with light duties around...

Sister Mary Brendan Walsh

Sister Mary Brendan Walsh

Sister Mary Brendan died on Thursday, December 22nd at 6.00 p.m., after a lengthy illness. Bridget Agnes Walsh was a native of County Mayo, Ireland and left her native land fifty-five years ago to join the Sisters of Providence Community in Kingston. This young girl...

Sister Mary Aurea Farrell

Sister Mary Aurea Farrell

Sister Mary Aurea died early on Tuesday morning, August 2nd in St. Francis General Hospital, Smiths Falls, where she had been a patient for three months, suffering from a serious heart condition. Sister was the former Mary Loretta Farrell of Stoco, Ontario, her...

Sister Mary John the Baptist Lynett

Sister Mary John the Baptist Lynett

Sister Mary John Baptist, the former Julia Lynett, died on Sunday, July 3rd, 1960, at the Marian Infirmary, “Heathfield”, where she has been a patient for over three months. Sister was born in Westport, a daughter of the later Thomas Lynett and Julia O’Donoghue, and...

Sister Mary Martina Whalen

Sister Mary Martina Whalen

Sister Mary Martina died at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville, June 22, 1960. She had been ill in the Infirmary at the Mother House, for over two years and returned to Brockville Hospital a few months ago suffering from a broken hip. For the last several years...

Sister Mary Pauline McKeown

Sister Mary Pauline McKeown

Sister Mary Pauline whose death occurred on April 11th at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville after a short illness, was the former Marcella McKeown of Tamworth, Ont. She had completed fifty-five years of religious life, and until three years ago was doing...

Sister Mary Harold Fowler

Sister Mary Harold Fowler

Sister Mary Harold (Anne Fowler) died suddenly on January 27, at the Marian Infirmary, Heathfield. Born at Mount Chesney, Ontario, near Kingston she was the daughter of Patrick Fowler and Mary Dillon. In 1907 she entered the Novitiate at the House of Providence, and...

Sister Mary Consillii Foley

Sister Mary Consillii Foley

Sister Mary Consilii died at the Marian Infirmary, “Heathfield” after a lengthy illness, on Friday evening, June 5th, Feast of the Sacred Heart. A native of Sterling, Ontario, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Foley of that locality. Sarah Foley, as Sister was...