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Dear Kate, you will always be remembered as a person of great depth, character, spirituality and a wonderful sense of humour. You loved life and created an ambience of vitality and laughter wherever you went! Our families were blessed to have shared a number of occasions with you and Claire, both in Bacchus Marsh and with my Mum, Dad and family in Ireland, and your genuine love and care for people was always palpable and authentic. I remember how excited you were when you got time to spend with the Sisters of Mercy in Baggot Street, Dublin, a memory that you said would be forever etched in your heart and mind. God bless you Kate! As is said in the Irish blessing, ” May the road rise to meet you, the wind be always at your back, the sun shine warmly upon your face and, until we meet again, may God hold you safely in the palm of His hand. Love Fionnuala, Siva and family.xxx
God Bless You Beautiful Kath..Have known you since we were Kids.
School holidays in Cobram, Merlynston, Stanhope.Fun times.
Maurie and Margaret Nee.Lorenz Keady And my Grandparents
Frank and Margaret McGonigal Were good friends.
Happy and fond memories..
With Love Maryann….
Thank you Sr Kate for your love and support. I will miss your beautiful soul and smile, you will always be with me.
May your love and blessings continue in our world today.
Rest In Peace my dearest friend.
Thank you for letting me know about the streaming of Kate’s Requiem Mass. It was beautiful and moving. I watched from Wales, where I met Kate in 1992 and was delighted when we could meet up in Ireland and in Wales in later years.
Rest in peace Kate, a faithful friend.
Nola Dudley says:
My association with Kate goes back when she was in Euroa. Our love of music was shared in that time.
I was priveledged to attend her Final Vow Celebration in the 1970s. We met up at the Messiah orotorio
over many years and since each Christmas exchanged greetings. I joined the streaming service today with two other people from Euroa . What a great memorial that was to her.. May she rest in the love of God. Goodbye
What a beautiful funeral for a beautiful soul. You would light up our clinic every time you came for your massage. It was such a pleasure to help you feel better over the years and you were always so proud of how your shoulders would sit back and your posture was better. I would tell you that you were my number one client for following my instructions!
I’ll miss you greatly and I’m so sorry that I could not attend your funeral today but I watched it from work later in the day and it was so lovely.
Farewell Kate and thank you for bringing some of your sunshine to my small business at Mercy Place Parkville.
Love from Charlotte and the team at City Haven Massage Therapy
Loving sympathy to Catherine and Thomas. Kate was much loved and always a great person with whom to meet and have a chat. We often spoke of you both and talked about the old days of St Mark’s. May Kate now reap the reward she deserves. Rest in Peace Kate.
A beautiful and fitting celebration of Kate’s life. Thinking especially of Claire and Kate’s cousins, including my mum. It was lovely to hear of Thomas’ recollections of growing up with Kate, as well as Kate’s various achievements and contributions throughout her life from all speakers. Kate was also my godmother, and I am thankful for her guidance and support as I was growing up. I remember visiting Glyndon Ave many times when I was young with my mum and gran, Ella. I particularly remember Peter the cockatoo! Thank you Kate in particular for the friendship, love and support you have shared with my mum. You will always be with us.
Warmest thanks to all , for this beautiful liturgy to farewell Kate. In 1966 I entered the Mercies too, and happily caught up with Kath, from earlier times. Then as novices we taught together. Great memories and laughs.
I was especially moved by Sr Eileen Ann’s words, those of Kate’s much loved cousin, and the Celebrant’s great tribute.
So long Kate, until we meet again. Gratefully and with love,
Our love and thoughts are with you today. What a wonderful and fitting tribute to a Beautiful soul
I have just finished watching and participating remotely in Kate’s funeral liturgy . How wonderful to have been present though far away in Ireland. Thank you for a wonderful liturgy. Farewell, Kate, my friend. Be at peace with God. Remember us.
Claire, I send prayers and sympathy. I know how close you were. Angela, memories of times in Ireland and a visit to you in Melbourne.
My sympathy to Kate’s family.
Helen Lane, DMJ
I knew Kate as a woman of Mercy and great humour. May the memories of Kate that we treasure remain with us and assist us as we grieve her passing. Thank you Kate for your love and care.
Farewell young Kate, Sorry we could not cross the borders to see you off. Love, Mick & Zai. Woodvale WA.
From all who were involved with Sr Kate in her time at the Catechetical Centre, Moonee Ponds – we pray in thanks for all she did especially for the children whom she prepared for the reception of the Sacraments and we praythat Sr Kate may be received into her heavenly home, by the Lord she loved and served.
Rest in peace, Kate. (Monsignor) Peter Kenny
My main memory of Kate is her love of animals, her cockatoo and cats. This I share with her. May her dear soul rest in peace.
Greatly missed by staff and fellow residents at Mercy Place Parkville , independent living.
Kate was a bright person who lit up my days in the novitiate many years ago. I have warm and loving memories of her today as she enriched my life so many years ago. May her love and blessings continue in our world today.
Rest in Peace, Kate. A privilege to have known you, albeit briefly. My prayers are especially with Claire.
apt 106, mercy Place Parkville ILUs
Remembering Kate with much love and affection.
May you rest in eternal peace.
May Kate rest in peace after a life of generosity and life-giving energy to all she encountered through Mercy.
Kate was a valued and loved co-worker who I had the pleasure and privilege to work with over a number of years. Her bright and cheery demeanour always lit the room and gave us all a focus for what we were there for. Rest in Peace Kate you have fought the good fight and achieved so much in your life we will miss you.
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