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Remembering Sisters2017-03-01T18:31:29+00:00

Sister Helen Norris (Sister Helen Elizabeth)

For twelve years, Sister Helen taught in Dorchester, Wellesley Hills and Roxbury, Massachusetts. In 1964 Sister returned to Canada and worked in the Admitting Office of St. Elizabeth Hospital, North Sydney. In 1966 she was assigned to the Motherhouse where she worked in the Business Office until her retirement in 1994. She then volunteered in various activities with the Sisters at the Motherhouse until she moved to Caritas Residence in 2008.

Sister Cecilia Margaret Young

Sister Margaret’s life was all about enhancing the lives of others through music education. An accomplished artist in piano and organ, Sister taught music at MSV College as well as teaching private piano and organ students.  She was a professor of Fine Arts, Education and Early Childhood Education at MSVU. Sister also taught at Shannon Park, Caledonia, Prince Andrew, Westmount Elementary, MSV Academy and at Mount Saint Agnes Academy in Bermuda. Sister Margaret served as choir director and organist in many Halifax parishes as well as Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse, Mount Saint Vincent University and most recently at the Veteran’s Hospital. Sister was awarded the MSVU Jubilee Distinguished Alumna Award and her name is placed on the MSVU Women's Wall of Honour. Sister also found great joy in her work with a group of Associates of the Sisters of Charity.

Sister Marcia McQuaid

A Sister of Charity for 29 years who was missioned in Dorchester, Needham, Waltham and at Mt. St. Vincent, Marillac Residence, Wellesley.

Sister Marguerite Francis Armstrong

A Sister of Charity for 69 years who was missioned in Woodside, NY; Renton Washington; Alberta, Canada; Halifax, Nova Scotia and Bermuda. Locally; Lawrence, North Andover, Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley and South Dennis.

Sister Frances Teresa Martin (Mary Teresa)

Sister taught music in Amherst, NS for several years before being assigned to the West where she taught music for over 30 years both privately and in schools in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey and Edmonton.  Upon retiring in 1992, Sister returned to the Motherhouse where she contributed not only her musical talents but also became Archivist for the Sisters of Charity. 

Sister Mary Appollonia de Jong

Sister Appollonia entered the Sisters of Charity in 1942 and made her first profession in 1945. Sister worked for 27 years in a variety of internal ministries in Vancouver and Kelowna B.C., Havre Boucher, Amherst, Micmac, New Waterford N.S. as well as the Halifax Infirmary, Mount Saint Vincent College and the Motherhouse. Beginning in 1972 she ministered at St. Vincent Guest House as Sacristan and in the Activity Department until her retirement in 1995.

Sister Nora McDonald (Maria John)

Sister Nora entered the Sisters of Charity in 1951 and made her first profession in 1954. She taught school mainly in the Primary Grades in Rego Park, NY and at St. Stephen’s and St. Mary’s School in Halifax and St. Edmund’s, Winnipeg, Manitoba. On retiring from teaching she worked as a Home Support Worker which included Ministry to the Elderly in Winnipeg until her return to Caritas Residence in 2009.

Sister Eileen Galvin (Joan Patrice)

Sister Eileen Galvin, SC, (Sister Joan Patrice) of Mt. St. Vincent, Wellesley Hills, on June 14, 2018. A Sister of Charity for 65 years who was missioned in North Sydney, NS and Manchester, NH., locally Dorchester and Needham, Academy of the Assumption and Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley.

Sister Agnes Burrows (Agnes Christine)

We announce the passing of Sr. Agnes Burrows, a Sister of Charity of Halifax, into new life. During her lengthy illness, she displayed much courage and a positive attitude. She was a great inspiration to us and showed us how we should die. Sister Agnes passed away on Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at the Glace Bay Hospital.

Sister Margaret Grace O’Connor (Margaret Anne)

Sister Margaret Grace O’Connor, SC (Margaret Anne) of Mt. St. Vincent, Wellesley Hills, on May 6, 2018. A Sister of Charity who was missioned in Brooklyn, NY and Wayne, NJ. Locally in Lawrence, Lowell, Medford, Needham, West Roxbury and Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley.

Sister Mary Rosaleen Dynan

Sister Mary Rosaleen Dynan (Mollie) of Mt. St. Vincent, Wellesley Hills, on May 6, 2018. A Sister of Charity who was missioned in Brooklyn, New York and Quebec, Canada, Locally Lowell, Lawrence, North Andover and Manchester, NH. Needham, Manchester, NH.

Sister Marianne Howell (Edgar Marie)

SISTER MARIANNE HOWELL, SC (Sister Edgar Marie) of Mt. St. Vincent, Wellesley Hills, on April 15, 2018. A Sister of Charity for 67 years who was missioned in Halifax, Nova Scotia; West Chezzecook, Nova Scotia; Dorval, Quebec; Vancouver, B.C. Sister was missioned for a significant time at St. Barnabas in Belmore, NY. Locally; Needham and Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley.

Sister Sadie Henneberry (Edmund Elizabeth)

Henneberry, Sister Sadie (Edmund Elizabeth) died March 26, 2018 at Mount Lane, Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax. She was the daughter of Edmund and Elizabeth(Williams) Henneberry. She entered the Sisters of Charity in 1948 and made her first profession in [...]

Sister Marie Bransfield (Sister Ann Dolores)

Sister Marie Bransfield, SC (Sister Ann Dolores) of Mt. St. Vincent, Wellesley Hills, on February 12, 2018. A Sister of Charity for 72 years who was missioned in North Sydney, NS; Westlock, AB; Jasper, AB; and Halifax, NS. Locally; [...]

Sister Greta Conrad (Margaret Ann)

Conrad, Sister Greta (Margaret Ann), 88, died in Caritas Retirement Centre, Halifax, NS on February 2, 2018.  Born in Riverport, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of Ralph and Margaret Conrad.  Educated in Halifax, she furthered her [...]

Sister Anna Pottie (Mary Josita)

Pottie, Sister Anna (Mary Josita), 81, of Halifax, died suddenly in Caritas Residence, Halifax, N.S. on January 20, 2018.  Born in Halifax, on June 3, 1936, she was a daughter of Maxime Leo and Denathilde (Chiasson).  Sister Anna entered [...]

Sister Gertrude Caroline Gillis (Margaret Elizabeth)

Sister Gertrude Caroline Gillis, SC (Margaret Elizabeth) of Mt. St. Vincent, Wellesley Hills, on January 19, 2018. A Sister of Charity for 82 years who was missioned in Woodside and Brooklyn, NY; North Sydney, Nova Scotia; Amherst, Nova Scotia; [...]

Sister Kathleen Crowley (Aileen Seton)

Sister Kathleen Crowley, SC of Mt. St. Vincent, Wellesley Hills, on January 15, 2018. A Sister of Charity for 52 years who was missioned Halifax, Nova Scotia; Renton, Washington; Cranbrook, Kelowna, Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia and Edmonton, Canada. [...]

Sister Teresa Campbell (Mary Teresa)

Campbell, Sister Teresa (Mary Teresa), 90, died suddenly in Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax, NS on January 14, 2018.  Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, she was a daughter of Doctor Peter Smythe and Ida (Tompkins) Campbell.  She entered the Sisters of [...]

Sister Mary Ann Chiasson

Born In: New Waterford Passed in: New Waterford Passed on: January 11th, 2018 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Sister Mary Ann Chiasson, 91, of New Waterford on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at New Waterford Hospital. [...]

Sister Laura Buckley (Anthony Patrick)

Buckley, Sister Laura (Anthony Patrick) 89, died on Monday, January 8, 2018, in Caritas Residence, Halifax, NS. Born in Dublin, Ireland, she was the daughter of John Joseph and Agnes(Holdbrook) Buckley.  She entered the Sisters of Charity in 1950 and [...]

Sister Marilyn Welch (Kevin Patrick)

SISTER MARILYN WELCH, SC (Sister Kevin Patrick) of Mt. St. Vincent, Wellesley Hills, on January 1, 2018. A Sister of Charity for 65 years who was missioned in Richmond Hill, New York, Renton, Washington, Vancouver, British Colombia and Halifax, Nova [...]

Sister Anne Casey (Joseph Anne)

Sister Anne Casey, SC (Sister Joseph Anne) of Mt. St. Vincent, Wellesley Hills, on December 28, 2017. A Sister of Charity for 74 years who was missioned in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Patchogue and Fresh Meadows, NY, Burnaby, British Columbia [...]

Sister Elaine Therese Boyen

Boyen, Sister Elaine Therese, 86, died December 16, 2017 in the QEII Infirmary Site. She was the daughter of John and Teresa (Rodman) Boyen. She entered the Sisters of Charity in 1949, with first profession in 1952 and final [...]

I see the everlasting hills so near,
and the door of my Eternity so wide open.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton