Vale Therese Healy MSS

Woman sitting in chair in bedroom

It is with both sadness and gratitude that we share the news that one of our sisters has entered the fullness of life. Therese Healy MSS died peacefully late in the evening of 24th June in the presence of family. Therese was 89 years old and will be missed by us and her family. (Funeral and burial details below).

It would have been a great gift to Therese to know that she died on the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Her treasured picture of the Sacred Heart had pride of place over her bed and alongside it, her other treasured picture, St Therese of Lisieux.

Therese had a great love of birds and the Kookaburra was her favourite, as evidenced by the number of Kookaburras in her room (see attached photo). We’re sure a chorus of kookaburras are singing all around the country for Therese.
(And we hope her beloved football team, The Tigers, go on to enjoy more wins than losses!)

Rest in peace, Therese.


Therese’s funeral was held on Wednesday 29 June at St Thomas the Apostle Church, 57 Central Road, Blackburn, Victoria, at 11am.

You can watch a replay of the live-stream, here.

Therese was buried at Yan Yean Cemetery, 2265 Plenty Road, Yan Yean.