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Tribute to Gympie Music Muster man

marius webb

Marius Webb, member of the Webb Brothers country music group and co-founder of the Gympie Music Muster died recently. At his Thanksgiving Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Gympie, his daughters Philomena and Maria recalled life with their beloved father.  “WISH I could see the angels’ faces when they hear your sweet voice sing!” These are the words from one of ... Read More »

Faith lights the way of much-loved physician

DR Humphry Cramond was born in Townsville, the elder child of Stuart and Mary Cramond (née Joyce). He died in Brisbane on March 15 aged 89. The Joyce family were Irish pioneers of the cattle industry at Antill Plains. The Cramonds came from Forfar, in Scotland, to Warrnambool, Victoria, when gold was discovered, in 1851, providing essentials to the miners ... Read More »

Mary Gavin, a woman with a passion for justice

Mary Gavin

This is a eulogy delivered by Wendy Cusack at the funeral Mass for her aunt Mary Gavin at St Bernard’s Church, Upper Mt Gravatt, on April 23. Ms Gavin died on April 16 in Brisbane.   MARY Catherine Bernadette Gavin was born in Stanthorpe on March 12, 1934, the first-born child of Winnie and Basil. In December 1939 the family ... Read More »

A life full of faith and achievement

Distinguished Liberal Senator Warwick Parer died suddenly on March 15 just a few weeks short of his 78th birthday. This is part of a eulogy delivered by his daughter Carolin Morahan at his Requiem Mass and State Funeral on March 21 at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, Coorparoo.  DAD was born in Wau in Papua New Guinea in 1936. ... Read More »

Farmer remembered as ‘an ordinary, decent bloke’

Martin John O’BrienJune 16, 1943 – December 24, 2013 Martin was killed in a tractor accident on his family farm on Christmas Eve. This is part of the eulogy delivered by his elder brother, Jim, at his funeral Mass concelebrated by eight priests on Wednesday, January 8, at the Sacred Heart Church, Murwillumbah. MARTIN was the second eldest of six ... Read More »

Barrister showed courage and zeal for social justice

Brisbane barrister Tony Macklin recently died of mesothelioma aged 62. His uncle Michael Macklin delivered this eulogy. TONY was born in Ayr in north Queensland in 1951. His first months were spent in what was quaintly called a “temporary dwelling” while his mum and dad, Tony and Sheila, with the help of a cousin, Roy, built their first dream home. ... Read More »

Life and death full of influence

Edward Ekari

This is the homily of Marist Father Michael Carroll at the Memorial Mass for Edward Ekari on Thursday, January 30, at St Joseph’s Church, Murgon. Edward died in a car accident on January 20. WE all take our life for granted so when someone is suddenly taken from us it challenges our sense of permanence. The news of Edward being ... Read More »

Fr Virgil at the forefront during a time of change

FATHER Virgil Pender died on November 9, 2013, at the age of 85 years, 62 of which were spent in the priesthood. Fr Virg was born into a close-knit Catholic community in Ipswich on November 27, 1927, to solicitor Michael Pender and his wife Bridget. He was named after St Virgil on whose feast day he was born and was ... Read More »

A pilgrim at peace with God


Jennifer (Jenny) Anne Moloney (nee Healy) Born:  September 27, 1939, Port Moresby, New Guinea Born to Eternal Life: November 13, 2013, Longreach AFTER  Jenny was born in Port Moresby, parents Michael James Joseph Healy and Mary (Molly) Josephine (nee McGrath), she was placed in a bathtub which sat in a canoe and floated down the Fly River to the family ... Read More »

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