Sister Caterina Heffernan (Born Cecily) tirelessly trained teachers, parents and caregivers in Auditory/oral method of teaching kids with hearing loss.
Through internet search, I just found out that Sister Caterina passed away on December 2, 2006. Here’s what I found:
Sister M. Caterina OP OAM.
December 2, 2006,
at Westmead Hospital.
Aged 85 years.
A loved member of Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia
and the Solomon Islands
for 67 years.
Born Cecily – daughter of
Wilfred and Mary Heffernan (both deceased), Grenfell NSW,
and beloved elder sister of Austin, Leo, Nola (all deceased),
Clare OP, Noreen Hearne and Yvonne OP.
A passionate teacher and friend
of hearing-impaired children and their families. Sister
tirelessly with them especially in Sydney, Newcastle,
and the Asia-Pacific.
The Dominican Sisters and the Heffernan family invite her
former students, colleagues and friends to attend a Vigil
and sharing of memories, Santa Sabina Chapel, 90 The
Boulevarde Strathfield, on Tuesday (December 5, 2006), at
Mass of Christan Burial will be offered at Santa Sabina
on Wednesday (December 6, 2006), commencing at 2 p.m.
The Rite of Committal will
follow at Rookwood Catholic Cemetery, Lidcombe.
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday, 5 December 2006