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 made her Religious Profession in 1953. Sister taught Business Education for 18 years in Vancouver, B.C. and in MSVAcademy, Amherst, and Dartmouth, N.S. She was then assigned to Community Administration as a Treasurer and Secretary which she served in North Sydney, N.S. and Sillery, P.Q. In 1983 she returned to the Motherhouse to work in the Accounting Department. In 2008, Sister Laura moved to Caritas Residence and continued to work in the finance office until her retirement in 2010.
She is survived by cousins in Ireland and the Falvey’s, her Halifax family. She was predeceased by her sister, Noreen Buckley. The body will be in Caritas Residence on Thursday, January 11, with visitation from 3 pm until the Prayer Service at 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 12 at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Chapel in Caritas Residence. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, N.S. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Charity Ministry Fund.