In gratitude for her life of service, the Sisters of Providence announce that Sister Mary Florence Hagarty (Sr. Mary Michael) passed away at the age of 98 at Providence Centre Infirmary, Edmonton, on July 27, 2014.
Sister Mary Michael was born in New Westminster, British Columbia in 1915 and entered the Sisters of Providence in 1940, going on to serve the people of western Canada as a nurse and hospital administrator–semicolon– appreciated everywhere for her strong leadership. Sister Mary Michael ministered in Vancouver and New Westminster, British Columbia.
Sister Mary Michael’s loss is mourned by the Sisters of Providence–semicolon– her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, William James and Bridget Agnes, and her five siblings.
The Sisters of Providence appreciate the loving care given to Sister Mary Michael by the nursing staff at Providence Centre Infirmary, and the many messages of condolence received from former patients and coworkers. In lieu of flowers, donations to the works of the Sisters of Providence are welcome.
Prayers will be held at Providence Centre on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Providence Centre Chapel, 3005 – 119 Street, Edmonton at 9:00 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2014. Rev. Gracjan Burkiciak will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in the Providence Sisters Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta.