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A man who had time for everyone – Jack Williams loved God, faith, family and serving others

FORMER well-known Ingham identity, solicitor, barrister and former shire chairman John Joseph “Jack” Williams (pictured) died on May 6 at 93 years of age in Townsville General Hospital. Jack’s Requiem Mass was held at St Patrick’s Church in Ingham on May 15. Jack was born the third child of William Francis Williams and Adelaide Penelope Williams (nee Kingsbury) in Townsville ... Read More »

John Herron remembered as a man of ‘unfaltering faith’ and ‘unshakeable integrity’ at state funeral

JOHN Herron was a Renaissance man – world-class surgeon, senator, philanthropist, Harley Davidson rider, rugby enthusiast, husband, father and committed Catholic. A state funeral was held for Mr Herron at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Friday, March 1 and he was buried at Nudgee Cemetery. Mr Herron, who died aged 86, was a devoted husband of 60 years to Jan Kenny, ... Read More »

Fr Ray Kearney fondly remembered by those who worked with him over the years

IT was a conversation in the priest’s carport in Sunnybank parish, on Brisbane’s southside, that changed the trajectory of my life. The then parish priest and my former employer Fr Ray Kearney, who died on October 29, spoke candidly of how he saw a difficult decision that lay ahead of me. “God doesn’t want this for your life, Selina,” I ... Read More »

Fr Virgil Pender ‘a very kind and very gentle priest’

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OBITUARY Eulogy by Fr Dan Carroll AT three o’clock in the morning on Saturday, November 9, 2013, in his room at the newly opened Gold Coast Hospital at Southport, Fr Virgil Pender died in the midst of love. He died in a twofold love: the love of his God expressed through the grace of the Holy Spirit given in the ... Read More »

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