will be celebrated in the

Saint Joseph’s Convent Chapel, 286 Portrush Rd, Kensington,

on MONDAY, May 6, 2024 commencing at 12:00 p.m.


Please note that only limited parking is available in the local area.


Following Mass, the Rite of Committal will be held at

Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, Blythewood Rd, Mitcham.


The Funeral Mass will also be broadcast by livestream.

Please use the link above.


We invite you to join the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart

in prayer and thanksgiving for the life of their much loved Sister who died at

Mary Potter Hospice in the 84th year of life and the 63rd year of religious life.


A devoted servant of God who walked in the footsteps of Mary MacKillop.

Guided by her faith, Catherine provided transformational leadership in education,

unlocking learning and opportunities for generations.


The eldest daughter of Peter and Catherine (Agnes) Clark (both deceased).

Loved and admired aunt of Kristen and Stuart, and their families

of Carol, Lachlan and Sebastian.

Adored and devoted sister of Ellen and Matthew (deceased),

sister-in-law to James (deceased).


With gratitude to the Sisters and Family,

and to the Doctors and Staff of Mary Potter Hospice for their care.

In God’s Loving Care

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Josephine (Jo) Coonan -

With deepest sympathy to the Sisters of St Joseph. Remembering Catherine, a woman of considerable substance imbued with deep faith, a champion of justice for all and particularly of the poor and marginalized. An inspirational educator, leader and mentor, now welcomed into eternal life. Peace and blessings.

Joan Haren -

Catherine was dedicated to Catholic education and social justice She was an inspiration and a person I admired greatly My condolences to the Sisters of St Joseph

Margaret Giles (nee Kerin) -

I first met Catherine and Ellen through YCW but I knew them as first cousins to my very close friend Sr Carmel Clarke who was my friend from Year 4 at Mt Carmel Girls School. Catherine and Ellen and several other friends travelled to Sydney to Baulkham Hills for Carmel's Profession. On the way back to Adelaide by train, Catherine told us that she was entering the Josephites too and though she did not announce it then another old school friend with us, Geraldine Mitchell, had plans to enter the Good Shepherd Sisters, and she is still there, based in WA. We all have great memories of the trip to Sydney and the fun we had. All these women were strong role models and I was in contact with them all over the following years. A few years ago Ellen (Nell) was over from Tasmania on holidays and she and Catherine joined a couple of us, including Sr. Carmel Clarke for lunch and we had a great catchup. It is comforting to know that Carmel and Catherine are reunited in Heaven and hopefully I will meet up with them one day. May both "Joeys" Rest in Peace. True daughters of Mary MacKillop.