Sr. Mary Kate Corrigan

July 30, 1933 - July 2, 2018


Sister Mary Kate Corrigan sej
( Mary Assumpta)

Peacefully on Monday July 2, 2018 at Lion’s Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sister Mary Kate Corrigan, aged 84 years passed away. Sister Mary Kate was born on July 30, 1933 to Katherine Reynolds and Daniel Corrigan in Knockadoon, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. She attended the primary grades in the National School, Carpenterstown and secondary school at St. Brigid’s, Convent of Mercy, Callan, Co. Kilkenny. She entered the Sisters of the Child Jesus in Le Puy, Haute Loire, France on September 23, 1951, took the Holy Habit on August 14, 1952 and was given the name Sister Mary Assumpta. She made First Vows on August 14, 1954. She came to Canada on August 16, 1955 with her good friend Sister Margaret Hickey. Both made Final Vows on August 14, 1959 at the Provincial House in North Vancouver, BC. Sister Mary Kate served as supervisor and teacher in Williams Lake, St. Paul’s, North Vancouver, Burns Lake and Chemainus and taught a further 26 years in North Battleford at St. John’s and Holy Family School. In 1998 she retired from teaching after which she spent one year at All Hallows College Dublin completing a Renewal for Ministry Programme. During her time in North Vancouver she served as a catechist and assisted with RCIA at St. Edmund’s Parish. She also served as Extraordinary Minister of Communion for many years. Although she is gone from us, she will forever remain in our memories. We, the Sisters of the Child Jesus recognize the tremendous contribution that Sister Mary Kate has made to the field of education, to community life and to parish ministry. Thank you Mary Kate. “Well done good and faithful servant”. Predeceased by her parents and brother, Patrick. Left to mourn her passing are The Sisters of the Child Jesus and many cousins and friends in Ireland, Canada and the USA. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 7 pm and the Funeral Mass on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:30 am. Both services celebrated at St. Edmund’s Church, North Vancouver, BC, Canada. Condolences may be left at

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