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 The necrologies are historical documents and may contain errors, including variations in spellings and incorrect dates.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

Sister Mary Louise McKeown

Sister Mary Louise died at Sacred Heart Convent, Arnprior, and December 11, 1951. Her death occurred during the night in her sleep. Sister had taught all day on Monday and appeared to be in her usual health and spirits. She was the former Mary Elizabeth McKeon, a...

Sister Mary Ambrose Fitzgerald

Sister Mary Ambrose Fitzgerald

Sister Mary Ambrose died on Friday morning, November 9, 1951, after an illness of about two months, caused by a cerebral haemorrhage. She was the former Mary Fitzgerald, born in Tyndenaga, Ontario, of parents who were among the early Irish settlers of the place. She...

Sister Mary Angelus Holland

Sister Mary Angelus Holland

Sister Mary Angelus died at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital on Wednesday morning, October 31, 1951, after an illness of about two years. During this time everything had been tried in the hope of affecting a cure, but God willed otherwise and she accepted the inevitable...

Sister Mary Monica McCoy

Sister Mary Monica McCoy

Sister Mary Monica – Margaret McCoy, daughter of Michael McCoy and Sarah Lavell, was born June 26, 1877, and baptized July 1, 1877 at St. Malachy’s Church, Mayo, Quebec by Reverend Arthur Bouisin, P.P. Sponsors – Michael Lavell and Margaret McNamara. Entered the...

Sister Mary de Sales Daughan

Sister Mary de Sales Daughan

Mother Mary de Sales died at Providence Mother House, “Heathfield,” in the early morning of Thursday, Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, at about 11.25 a.m. – shortly after midnight. She had been ill scarcely three weeks. Born in Oswego, N.Y., Isabella Daughan came to...

Sister Mary Philomena Brennan

Sister Mary Philomena Brennan

Sister Mary Philomena died at the House of Providence, Kingston, on Tuesday, June 26, 1951, after a prolonged illness. She was the former Mary Jane Brennan, a native of Marysville, Ontario. Sister entered the Novitiate in 1896 and after the usual probation period as...

Sister Mary Lamberta Donovan

Sister Mary Lamberta Donovan

Sister Mary Lamberta died suddenly on Saturday evening, June 23, 1951, at the House of Providence, Kingston. She had been ill over two years, suffering from a heart condition and was confined to the infirmary several months. At the last her death was most unexpected....

Sister Mary Camillus Bradley

Sister Mary Camillus Bradley

Sister Mary Camillus died on Tuesday, February 20, 1951, at the House of Providence, after a lingering illness. Margaret Bradley, as she was known, entered the Novitiate in the beginning of the century, September 16, 1900. She was a nurse, having graduated from the...

Sister Mary Claudia Coyle

Sister Mary Claudia Coyle

Sister Mary Claudia died at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville on Sunday morning, Jan. 21st, 1951 after a short illness. She was stricken by a heart attack while in the wash room where she was found in dearth. The former Margaret Coyle, she was born on Wolfe...

Sister Mary Emerita Barry

Sister Mary Emerita Barry

Sister M. Emerita died suddenly on Friday afternoon, August 25, at Rosary Hall, Toronto. Sister was the former Miss Veronica Barry of Morrisburg, Ontario, her birthplace. She was the third of the family to enter our Community. Her sisters – Sister M. Borgia and...

Sister Mary Oswin Flanagan

Sister Mary Oswin Flanagan

Sister Mary Oswin died suddenly on Sunday morning, May 21st at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville. Sister had come for mass and before she reached the Chapel she became ill. The Sisters thinking it was one of her usual heart attacks, administered some remedies,...

Sister Mary Augustine Dowdall

Sister Mary Augustine Dowdall

Sister Mary Augustine died at the House of Providence, Kingston, early on Monday morning, March 6th, after a lingering illness. Born in Perth, Ontario, Sister entered the Providence Novitiate in Kingston on August 12, 1895. After her profession she continued her work...

Sister Mary Regina McIntosh

Sister Mary Regina McIntosh

Sister Mary Regina died after a few hours illness at St. Mark’s Convent, Prescott, on Monday morning, February 27, 1950. Sister had been in her usual health, assisted at Mass and received Holy Communion, that morning. About ten o’clock she became ill. The priest and...

Sister Mary Thaddea Foster

Sister Mary Thaddea Foster

Sister Mary Thaddea died on Sunday morning, February 19, 1950 after an illness of about six months, due to a nervous break-down. Mother M. Anselm and Mother M. de Sales were with her reciting the prayers for the dying in the hospital for about an hour before she...

Sister Mary Victoria Donegan

Sister Mary Victoria Donegan

Mother Mary Victoria, Superior General, died suddenly on Monday morning, February 6, 1950, at Providence Mother House, Heathfield, after a few days’ illness. The doctor pronounced death due to “coronary thrombosis”. Our dear Mother General was anointed but she was not...

Sister Mary James Quinn

Sister Mary James Quinn

Sister Mary James died December 14th, 1949, in the early hours of the morning at the House of Providence, Kingston. In her last moments she had the privilege of being attended by her sister, Sister M. Edward and other members of the Community. Sister M. James had...

Sister Mary of the Seven Dolors McMahon

Sister Mary of the Seven Dolors McMahon

On Tuesday evening, June 21st, 1949, Sister Mary Seven Dolors, died at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville, after an illness of several months. Sister was the former Mary Agatha McMahon of Chesterville. She entered the Novitiate, then located at the House of...

Sister Mary of Providence Brady

Sister Mary of Providence Brady

On Wednesday morning, May 25th, 1949, the Eve of the Ascension, Sister Mary of Providence (Helen Josephine Brady) died, at the House of Providence, Kingston, after a lingering illness. On December 13, 1899, in early youth, Sister entered the Novitiate which was then...

Sister Mary George Marsh

Sister Mary George Marsh

On Thursday afternoon, February 3, 1949, Sister Mary George died, after a prolonged illness of several months, at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital. Sister who was the former Matilda Marsh, was a native of England, coming to Canada as an orphan when very young. She...

Sister Mary Redempta Donovan

Sister Mary Redempta Donovan

Early Saturday morning, January 8, 1949, Sister Mary Redempta (Mary Alice Donovan) died at the House of Providence, Kingston, after a lingering illness of nearly two years. Sister was a native of Quebec City. She entered the Providence Novitiate, Kingston, in 1915 and...