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

elizabeth livingston

Jul 7, 2018 1:22pm

RIP. Mary Kate. You will missed by all of us. You fought a good fight.

Noeleen Dobson

Jul 10, 2018 4:46pm

Deepest sympathy from The Dobson Family Clonageeragh, Castlepollard.

Geraldine and Frank O'Rourke

Jul 11, 2018 8:59am

Deepest sympathy from The O'Rourke Family, Gillardstown, Castlepollard.

Kathy (Alberding) McNinch

Jul 13, 2018 7:07pm

I was a Grade 1 student of Sister Corrigan's at St. John's School in North Battleford. She not only taught us reading and writing, she also taught us the beauty of faith. I also remember a letter she wrote to me for a weekend spiritual retreat I was at in high school - it was insightful, kind and supportive - a welcome reprieve the emotional activities of the weekend. This picture is exactly how I will remember her...young and smiling. Rest in Peace Sister.

Bryan and Betty Boechler

Jul 14, 2018 4:19pm

I think we thought Sister Mary Kate would live forever. Well, I guess in a sense she will. What a delightful child of God. We lost touch and I wish we hadn't as now we live in Victoria and would have loved to have come and seen her. Please accept our prayers and condolences on the loss to the Sisters of the Child Jesus.


Jul 15, 2018 3:43pm

Dear Sister Corrigan, you were my 3rd grade teacher (almost 30 years ago) at Holy Family in N. Battleford, SK. I can still clearly remember your smile and patience. Thank you. I was so sad to read of your passing, but happy heaven gained another beautiful angel.

Sister Catherine Burke & all the Sisters of the Child Jesus

Jul 28, 2018 4:51am

Dear Sister Mary Kate for 67 beautiful years given to the Lord alone and for all the beautiful things you have done in His name we thank you.


Jul 28, 2018 4:56pm

Rest in peace , Sr Mary Kate. We all miss you very much

Call Us Today

At Kearney’s, we take pride in the level of service and care that we provide. No matter your need, we can help you at every step.

Contact Us