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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 »

Remembering Rex Scambary, the softly-spoken Kiwi raconteur who travelled the world

REX Scambary, one of the legion of New Zealand journalists who made a powerful contribution to Australian media, has died in Melbourne aged 89. From 1958 to 1984, Rex worked with the Australian Information Service  under its various titles.  The Commonwealth’s overseas information agency provided journalists as media officers to all major Australian diplomatic posts. The genial Mr Scambary served ... Read More »

Fr Don Smith remembered for compassion and care

Father Don Smith Close Up

FR Don Smith, who died in Townsville recently aged 85, was remembered as a caring and     compassionate man. Fr Smith, a priest for more than 60 years, died at Townsville’s Mater Hospital on March 10 and his funeral Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Cathedral on March 21. Ordained at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Ayr, on June ... Read More »

Bishop ‘a great man, a great leader and a great shepherd’

Raymond Benjamin Funeral

THE late Bishop Raymond Benjamin was a much-loved leader of Townsville diocese, and during his Vigil and Sharing of Memories people paid tribute to him and told many stories of the wonderful man.Bishop Benjamin, the fourth Bishop of Townsville, was buried on March 17 in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Townsville. He died on March 7.Fr Terry Lyons, a priest of the ... Read More »

Dr Ken Levy – Humble servant farewelled

Dr Ken Levy

This is an extract of a eulogy given by Clare Schwantes at the funeral Mass of her father Dr Ken Levy at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, Coorparoo on January 25. He died in Brisbane on January 20. UNTIL a couple of days ago, we had decided there wasn’t going to be a eulogy (or words of remembrance) for ... Read More »

Lucille Teresa Mangano – Funeral Mass

Lucille Teresa Mangano

Lucille Teresa Mangano passed away on Friday, 10th April 2015 at the age of 38. Lucy was the cherished daughter of Mario and Liliana Mangano and loved sister and sister-in-law of Bernadette and Tim. Dearly missed by all of her relations, special school teachers, carers and friends. Funeral Mass held at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, 18 Halle St. Everton Park on 18Th April ... Read More »

Goodbye, Father Green

By Clare Burns FATHER Emmanuel Green had many names. Big Ray (Raymond) to his family, Big One to Louise his long-time carer, Father Green or Father Emmanuel to the parish of St Clare’s, Box Hill North, where I first met him nearly 30 years ago, Cha Green to his Vietnamese friends but to many he was simply known as Father. ... Read More »

Remembering Eva

Eva Pangestuís life was remembered at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Sunnybank, on December 4. Her sister Stefanilia Pangestu and husband Ben Baker read the eulogy. EVA Pangestu was born in Madiun, Indonesia, 30 years ago. In our family, we four sisters shared a close bond with Eva, the eldest sibling. Since she was young, Eva was always very ... Read More »

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