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.
We were very saddened to hear about Sr Laura. She was a great friend to us and we shared many happy times in Halifax and when she came to visit us in Ireland. We had to privilege of meeting her when we came to Halifax to visit my great aunt’s grave who was also a sister of Charity.
We will certainly get a special Mass said here in Newry, Northern Ireland for her and our lives are richer for having known her.
‘Ar dheis De go raibh an anam, ag suaimhneas leis na naomh’ Translated from Irish.. Her soul is now with God resting at peace with the saints’
I got to know Laura when she worked in the accounting department at the Motherhouse. She was always kind and gentle, even when I was late with my accounts. I also loved to hear her speak; she never lost her Irish accent.
I would like to inform the sisters and friends of Sr Laura that we are having a mass here in the Dominican in Newry tomorrow at 12.15 GMT as part of the Sunday ceremony, she will be mentioned
It is available online at newrydominican.com and will be recorded her. Her two little friends will serve on the altar too