The Southern Cross : April 2010
Page 22 April 2010 The Southern Cross www.adelaide.catholic.org.au obituaries Crossword no. 108 solution Crossword: page 16 DIARY DATES St Francis Xavier Cathedral diary dates: April 1 -- Mass of the Lord's Supper 8pm; April 2 -- Stations of the Cross 10am, Celebration of the Lord's Passion 3pm; April 3 -- Easter Vigil 7.30pm; April 4 -- Mass 7am, 9am, 11am and 6pm, African Mass 2.30pm; April 5 -- Mass 8am only, Cathedral closed 8.45am. April 11 -- Divine Mercy Feast Day Mass 3pm Monsignor Cappo; April 16 -- Vocations Prayer Vigil 7.30 -- 10pm; April 18 -- African Mass 2.30pm; April 24 -- ANZAC Eve Mass 6pm; April 26 -- Mass 8am only, Cathedral closed 8.45am. Church of St Patrick diary -- ever y Thursday 8--11pm Mass, Benediction, Adoration (except Holy Thursday); April 4 -- Por tuguese Mass 5pm; April 11 -- Indonesian Mass 12.30pm; April 18 -- Por tuguese Mass 5pm. April 6 -- Spirituality in the Pub, Hahndor f Old Mill, Main St., Hahndor f, buf fet 6pm followed by presentations and discussion (7.20--9pm) on: My Dreams by Dr Suzanne Miller, Director, SA Museum & Len Altman, Science Senior, Marden Senior College. April 19 -- 6 pm, Supper Club, Alber ton Hotel, 124 Por t Rd. Speaker on the night. Book: 8447 1069. Sponsored by Archdiocesan Catholic Women's League. All welcome. May 3 -- Supper Club, Crown Hotel, Old South Rd, Old Reynella. Meals: 6.15--7.30pm. Speaker: Brenton Tucker, Searching for WWI graves. Enq: Pauline 8381 9550, Margaret 8381 9681. Don: $2. Sponsored by Archdiocesan Catholic Women's League. All welcome. Note: No April supper club. EXFOLIATION MYFINNRA USAF TYRANT STEELE Q I ENOREDO CRUCIFIXION ASEALPM L S CLERIC L IKASI RENO OYKNOTIR PRED IGES TED Pat Donovan was an Adelaide boy who spent the first 32 years of his life in South Australia and the next 42 years interstate, mostly in Sydney where his work in manufacturing, business and in community ser vice earned him many accolades. He was awarded the Order of Australia (Member) in 1989 for ser vices to manufacturing, business and the community. The eldest of five children, his education began at St Monica's Walker ville, then at Christian Brothers College Wakefield St before commencing a science degree at Adelaide University. He married Gillian Haslam in Rostrevor College Chapel in 1963 and their three children Jenny, John and Andrew were born in Adelaide. Gillian's mother Meta McCaf frey and her brother Tony Haslam were well known in Adelaide theatre circles. Pat was appointed manager of the Gardinol Chemical Company in Adelaide in the late 1950s but moved interstate when it was taken over by Albright & Wilson in 1966. He held senior management positions in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales, retiring in 1996. Pat was a tall and engaging man, full of vitality, at home in any company and always with an appropriate turn of phrase which put people at their ease. It is rare to find people with irons in as many fires as he did. Apar t from his business interests, he had close involvement in many industr y and community associations. He became widely known in the NSW business community for his involvement in industr y associations and for his work as an industrial advocate on the Corrective Ser vices Industries Consultative Council of NSW. He was also a strong suppor ter of Rotar y. Pat had a long involvement with the Army Reser ve over 27 years, rising to the rank of Major. He was Honorar y Secretar y of the Black Berets, Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association (NSW Branch) and awarded Honourar y Life Membership for his work. His daughter Jenny relates that once, in Launceston, her mother took them on a holiday while Patrick was away at army camp. But she accidentally drove into a ditch. The driver of the car ahead turned back and of fered to help. Her mother gave him the telephone number of the army camp and an hour later Patrick arrived in his uniform, with a small convoy of army vehicles and a cohor t of underlings to obey orders. She thought he was a hero, coming to rescue them. He was always actively involved in his Church, especially at Our Lady Queen of Peace at Normanhurst in Sydney, where he regularly attended Mass and was an Acolyte at Sunday Masses, assisting the Celebrant as a Eucharistic Minister. Such was his commitment to his faith that upon retirement he began teaching Religious Instruction to children in local primar y schools. At Pat's funeral ser vice in the Normanhurst Catholic Church, members of the NSW Corrective Ser vices Division and Armed Ser vices Personnel formed a guard of honour as the funeral cor tege left the grounds of the church. Pat is sur vived by his wife, Gillian, their three children, Jenny, John & Andrew and their par tners. The eldest child of Kath and Jim Dundon and the older sister of Leo and Bernadette, Joan entered the Sisters of St Joseph on Februar y 2, 1948 and was professed on Januar y 6, 1951. Joan's love of the rural scene and its people is reflected in the fact that she spent 49 out of 58 years ser ving in countr y areas. In fact the last 43 years of her life were spent in rural areas of the State, 20 of which saw her involved in parish ministr y in the Mallee region, journeying with the people and sharing their lives and all that they entailed. Joan's love of music and her commitment to her students was ver y real and is evidenced by the contact she continued to maintain with many of them over the years. If someone needed Joan, she thought nothing of driving hundreds of kilometres to be with them. At times her arrival was completely unexpected but her timing was spot on! Joan's loyalty and commitment to friends was outstanding and will always be appreciated. Her sense of fun and mischief was also brought to many situations. Her deep, reflective and humble stance before her God was a source of strength to Joan and energised her for mission. It was also an inspiration and encouragement to others. Joan was not tethered by material things or by the expectations of others. Hence, she had a sense of real freedom. Even if others did not know where she was at times, it was never doubted or questioned that she was out ministering somewhere and that God at least knew where. People came from far and wide to demonstrate the tremendous love and respect they had for this wonder ful Josephite woman. She was held in great esteem by Catholics and non Catholics alike. She was, indeed, a woman "without borders". Joan went to Wallaroo in 2008 where she lived on-site at the Star of the Sea Home where she endeared herself to, and was embraced by, the residents, relatives and staf f alike. She also ministered to the people of the Wallaroo, Kadina and Moonta communities. On Februar y 4, a memorial Mass was celebrated at Wallaroo. Once again the deep respect and affection for Joan was evidenced by the large number of people from various backgrounds who gathered to pay their tribute to her and to share the memories of how she had touched their lives. TICKET WINNERS Congratulations to Sandra Librandi, Damian Pitt and Lisa Pannunzio who won tickets to Therr y production Haywire. Congratulations to Fringe ticket winners Cat Selth and Nicole Galea who went to Hypnolarious. Actively involved Patrick Rickard Donovan AM, RFD, ED November 3, 1934 -- October 20, 2009 Sr Joan Dundon rsj October 16, 1929 -- December 24, 2009 A woman without borders Pat with his grandchildren (from left) Iggy, Evie and Mabel.