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 The necrologies are historical documents and may contain errors, including variations in spellings and incorrect dates.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

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Sister Mary Jane Francis Collins

Sister Mary Jane Francis Collins

On February 10, 1942, Sister Mary Jane Frances (Anna Barbara Collins) passed to her eternal home at St. Francis General Hospital, Smiths Falls. Sister had been in religion ten years only, but in that short time, according to God’s plan, had fulfilled her destiny, and...

Sister Mary Beatrice Traynor

Sister Mary Beatrice Traynor

On November 21, 1941, Sister Mary Beatrice (Julia Christina Traynor) was called to her eternal home at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville. Sister was a member of the nursing profession and a graduate of St. Vincent de Paul Hospital. With the exception of some...

Sister Mary Bernard Foley

Sister Mary Bernard Foley

On October 24, 1941, Sister Mary Bernard (Margaret Foley) was called in death at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville. For many years Sister was attached to the nursing staff of St. Vincent de Paul Hospital. She gave generously of her time and talents to her work,...

Sister Mary John Crowley

Sister Mary John Crowley

On June 12, 1941, Sister Mary John (Anne Teresa Crowley) passed to her eternal home at the House of Providence, Kingston. During her many years of religious life Sister was entrusted with some of the most responsible offices of the Institute, at different times. She...

Sister Mary Lucy McNicholl

Sister Mary Lucy McNicholl

On February 5, 1941, Sister Mary Lucy (Margaret McNicholl) died at St. John’s Convent, Gananoque. Sister had apparently been in splendid health and spirits, attending to the duties of her charge as usual until the afternoon of Wednesday, when she was stricken with a...

Sister Mary Ida Horrigan

Sister Mary Ida Horrigan

On January 17, 1941, Sister Mary Ida (Honora Horrigan) was called in death to her eternal home at the House of Providence, Kingston. During the years of her religious life she was the greater part of the time engaged in duties in St. Vincent de Paul Hospital,...

Sister Mary Angel Guardian Mangan

Sister Mary Angel Guardian Mangan

On December 25, 1940, Sister Mary Angel Guardian (Bridget Mangan) died at the House of Providence, Kingston. In the course of her religious life Sister held some of the highest and most responsible offices in the Community, both in the east and the west. She was...

Sister Mary Euphrasia Moynihan

Sister Mary Euphrasia Moynihan

On April 13, 1940, Sister Mary Euphrasia (Mary Moynihan) passed away at the House of Providence. Sister had spent nearly all of her religious life at the House of Providence in the care of the poor. As a nurse she rendered invaluable service to the sick in their...

Sister Mary Gertrude Murphy

Sister Mary Gertrude Murphy

On October 24, 1939, Sister Mary Gertrude (Mary Murphy) died at the House of Providence, Kingston. The greater part of Sister’s religious life was spent at the House of Providence, in the discharge of the various duties of that institution. She also spent some time at...

Sister Mary Rose of Lima Crowley

Sister Mary Rose of Lima Crowley

On June 3, Sister Mary Rose of Lima (Catherine Crowley) died at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Brockville. Soon after profession Sister was appointed Secretary at St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, an office which she faithfully fulfilled for many years with marked ability...

Sister Mary Alphonsus Keenan

Sister Mary Alphonsus Keenan

On March 14, 1939, Sister Mary Alphonsus (Mary Keenan) after a lingering illness borne with admirable patience and resignation, died at the House of Providence, Kingston. Sister had spent almost her entire religious life in tending to the wants of the poor in the...

Sister Mary Madeleine Keeley

Sister Mary Madeleine Keeley

On August 5, 1938, Sister Mary Madeleine (Margaret Keeley) passed to her eternal reward at the Hotel Dieu, Kingston. After profession Sister went to study at Maryvale Abbey, Glen Nevis. Graduating from Ottawa Normal School, she taught for some years in the schools of...

Sister Mary Charles Poulin

Sister Mary Charles Poulin

On June 17, 1938, Sister Mary Charles (Odile Poulin) passed away at the House of Providence, Kingston. Sister spent most of her religious life at the Mother House, and was employed in offices of responsibility for which she was particularly adapted. She served for...

Sister Mary Berchmans Candon

Sister Mary Berchmans Candon

On June 3, 1938, Sister Mary Berchmans (Ellen Candon) died at the House of Providence, Kingston. Sister entered when the Community was in its infancy. She served at various times in offices of responsibility and was appreciated for her executive ability on the General...

Sister Mary Ephrem Carr

Sister Mary Ephrem Carr

On May 28, 1938, Sister Mary Ephrem (Ellen Carr) passed to her eternal reward at the House of Providence, Kingston. Sister had been ailing for some months, and realising that the end was approaching she calmly resigned herself to God’s will, awaiting the moment which...

Sister Mary Alexis Doyle

Sister Mary Alexis Doyle

On May 9, 1938, Sister Mary Alexis (Catherine Doyle) died at the House of Providence, Kingston. Sister was a faithful religious and spent most of her time tending to the wants of the poor, and in charge of household duties. She spent many years at Maryvale Abbey, Glen...

Sister Mary Alexis Doyle

Sister Mary Alexis Doyle

On May 9, 1938, Sister Mary Alexis (Catherine Doyle) died at the House of Providence, Kingston. Sister was a faithful religious and spent most of her time tending to the wants of the poor, and in charge of household duties. She spent many years at Maryvale Abbey, Glen...

Sister Mary Thecla Hamilton

Sister Mary Thecla Hamilton

On March 7, 1938, Sister Mary Thecla (Rose Hamilton) departed this life at the House of Providence, Kingston. After her profession Sister spent several years at the House of Providence. Later she went to the missions of Brockville, Belleville and St. Mary’s of the...

Sister Mary Francis Xavier McDermott

Sister Mary Francis Xavier McDermott

On February 13, 1938, Sister Mary Francis Xavier (Mary Amelia McDermott) died at the House of Providence, Kingston. Sister’s life was devoted to teaching, for which she was admirably adapted. She had taught for two years, before entering the convent, in a school near...

Sister Mary Wilfred Pennock

Sister Mary Wilfred Pennock

On January 21, 1938, Sister Mary Wilfred (Mary Pennock) died at Providence Hospital, Daysland, Alberta. Coming from Brockville, Sister entered the Novitiate then at St. Mary’s of the Lake, August 15, 1912. As a member of the Community, Sister M. Wilfred spent most of...