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 The necrologies are historical documents and may contain errors, including variations in spellings and incorrect dates.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 Hilda Quinn

Sister Mary Hilda Quinn

Sister Mary Hilda (Clara A. Quinn) died here at the Marian Infirmary on May 3rd, about 6 o’clock in the evening, after an illness of three months, during which she suffered a series of cerebral hemorrhages. After the first attack in February, Sister spent two months...

Sister Mary Denis Duffy

Sister Mary Denis Duffy

Sister Mary Denis died at the Marian Infirmary on November 25th, at the early hour of four a.m. It was the feast of St. Catherine - her name sake, and the beginning of her fiftieth in religious life. Catherine Duffy was born in Glan, Killkelly, Co. Mayo, December 8,...

Sister Mary Christina Roberts

Sister Mary Christina Roberts

Sister Mary Christina died at noon on Monday, November 7th, in the Marian Infirmary, “Heathfield” where she had been a patient since the opening in September 1954. Mary Philomena Roberts was born in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Mass., the daughter of Mr. Thomas Roberts...

Sister Mary Dominic Murray

Sister Mary Dominic Murray

Sister Mary Dominic, an invalid for the past eight years, died at the House of Providence early Saturday morning, October 15th, which was the fifty-ninth anniversary of her Reception of the Holy Habit. Anna Murray was born in Marmora, Ontario, the daughter of Mr. John...

Sister Mary Cyril Bolger

Sister Mary Cyril Bolger

Sister Mary Cyril having spent almost her entire religious life of more than fifty years at St. Francis General Hospital, Smiths Falls, died there on Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock, October 5th after a long illness. Mary Gertrude Bolger was born in Springfield,...

Sister Mary Fidelis Black

Sister Mary Fidelis Black

Sister Mary Fidelis died at 2 a.m., Wednesday, February 16, 1955, in St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville. She had been ill about seven months, suffering from a cancerous condition.  Sister was in her eighty-fourth year and fifty-ninth of religious life. Margaret...

Sister Mary Patricia Bradden

Sister Mary Patricia Bradden

Sister Mary Patricia died on Sunday, January 16, 1955, at Providence Mother House, “Heathfield” Kingston. Her death was sudden, unexpected, and sad. Sister was found dead in the room she had occupied on the third floor of the Marian Infirmary wing since her return...

Sister Mary Thomas Aquinas O’Reilly

Sister Mary Thomas Aquinas O’Reilly

Sister Mary Thomas Aquinas, whose secular name was Anne O’Reilly, died Dec. 22/54. She was born at Madoc, Ontario, into a fine Irish Catholic family of nine. In 1908 following the example of her sister Mary, who was at this time Sister Mary Jerome, she entered the...

Sister Mary of Carmel Hallinan

Sister Mary of Carmel Hallinan

Sister Mary Carmel died at the Hotel Dieu, Wednesday, November 24th, after a short illness. She had not been feeling well for some time and an operation was advised to which she submitted as her best chance of recovery. On November 12, she underwent the operation and...

Sister Mary Isidore Merron

Sister Mary Isidore Merron

Sister Mary Isidore died at the Marian Infirmary on November 9th, after a prolonged illness. She was the former Eliza Jane Merron, daughter of the late Hugh Merron and Mary Lachapelle of Brockville, Ontario, her birthplace. She entered the Novitiate at the House of...

Sister Mary Carmelita Kearney

Sister Mary Carmelita Kearney

Sister Mary Carmelita died Friday, October 15, 1954. Her death was the first in our new Marian Infirmary. Sister had been at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville, and came here when the infirmary was ready for the sick. She seemed fairly well for awhile but soon...

Sister Mary Paul Daughan

Sister Mary Paul Daughan

On Thursday, September 23rd, death claimed a veteran much-loved Sister of Providence. Sister Mary Paul, who was in the world Catherine Daughan, was born in Oswego, N.Y. on December 31, 1870. When she was nine years old her family moved to Canada, and her youth and...

Sister Mary Alice Carey

Sister Mary Alice Carey

Sister Mary Alice died Sunday night August 1st, 1954 at the House of Providence, after an illness of about eight years. Rose Helen Carey, as she was formerly known, was born in Railton, Ontario. She entered the Providence Novitiate on May 29, 1902 and was professed...

Sister Mary Adelaide Doyle

Sister Mary Adelaide Doyle

Sister Mary Adelaide died suddenly in Sacred Heart Convent, Arnprior, shortly after midnight on New Year’s Eve. She was in her usual health when retiring that evening but suffered a fatal seizure which the doctor diagnosed as “acute edema of the lungs.” About twelve...

Sister Mary of the Blessed Sacrament Baker

Sister Mary of the Blessed Sacrament Baker

Sister Mary of the Blessed Sacrament died at the House of Providence early Wednesday morning, September 9th, 1953, after an illness of several weeks. Mary Ellen Baker was born in Brockville, Ontario. At an early age she entered the Sisters of Providence Novitiate,...

Sister Mary Marcella Ferrigan

Sister Mary Marcella Ferrigan

Sister Mary Marcella died at the House of Providence, Tuesday morning, May 12, 1953, after a lingering illness. Born in Vinton, Quebec, she was of Irish descent. She entered the House of Providence Novitiate, Kingston, August 13, 1907, made profession two years later,...

Sister Mary Eulalia Somers

Sister Mary Eulalia Somers

Sister Mary Eulalia died at Providence Hospital, Moose Jaw, early Tuesday morning, February 17, 1953, after an illness of several years. Margaret Somers was born in Gananoque, daughter of Thomas Somers and Bridget Walsh. She entered the Novitiate of the Sisters of...

Sister Mary Louis Quinn

Sister Mary Louis Quinn

Sister Mary Louis died at the House of Providence, Wednesday evening, February 4th, 1953, after a prolonged illness. Born at Stanleyville, Ontario, Harriet Quinn was the daughter of John Quinn and Elizabeth Byrne, natives of that locality. At an early age she entered...

Sister Mary Gregory Kennedy

Sister Mary Gregory Kennedy

Sister Mary Gregory died at the House of Providence, Kingston, on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 1952, after a prolonged illness. Margaret Cecilia Kennedy, as she was known, was born in Huntley, Ontario. She entered the Novitiate at the House of Providence, February 9,...

Sister Mary Ursula Byrne

Sister Mary Ursula Byrne

Mother Mary Ursula, the former Miss Rose Mary Byrne of Stanleyville, Ont., died on Sunday morning, May 25th, at the Hotel Dieu. Her death was most unexpected. She was taken to the hospital a week before suffering from a fractured leg, and it was hoped she would be...