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Cornelius Quinane
Annie Dwyer
Edmund John O'Sullivan
Mary Josephine Durnan
Joseph Philip Quinane
Catherine Mary Sullivan

Joan Quinane


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Joan Quinane

  • Born: 20 May 1943, Narrandera,,New South Wales,Australia
  • Died: 9 Mar 2010, Temora, , New South Wales, Australia at age 66
  • Buried: 16 Mar 2010, Temora Lawn Cemetery, Temora, , New South Wales, Australia

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Joan was a bridesmaid at the marriage of Bruce Fullerton and her cousin, Catherine Faye O'Sullivan, in 1959.
From Joan's Obituary, May 2010.

Sacred Heart Parish, Temora
20th May 1943 - 9th march 2010

Joan Mary Rae (nee Quinane) died on March 9th 2010 having lived life fully for her 66 years. She was dedicated to her family, her friends, her church and faith, and, until her retirement three years ago, her students and life in education.

Born in Narrandera on May 20th 1943, she was the third child of Marie and Joe Quinane, and grew up on the family farm. "Patara", near Ardlethan. With her siblings - Anne, Terry, and Noelene - she had a wonderful childhood on the farm and did not like to be separated from her family. Family was always uppermost - a fact which never changed throughout her life.

Joan loved nice clothes and carried this style into young adulthood, a time when she enjoyed many dances and balls, and often won Belle of the Ball in gowns lovingly made by her mother.

From their earliest days their parents gave the children a great love for their Catholic faith and in 1965 Joan and Noelene answered a call to enter Religious Life, Joan as a Presentation Sister (Wagga) and Noelene as a Sister of St Joseph (Goulburn). During her 15 years as a Presentation Sister, Joan developed skills and a love of teaching at Evatt in the A.C.T. Within 12 months she had met John Rae and they married in 1982, initially settling in Qaundialla and later moving to Deutcher Street, Temora.

Joan Rae became a member of the staff of St Anne's School, Temora, where, until her retirement, she filled various roles - teacher, religious education co-ordinator, special needs teacher, and assistant Principal. She was efficient in all things and set high standards for herself and others. Her skills went far beyond the classroom. She was committed to offering the best education and always took a stance for what was in the best interests of the students. Until her death she remained interested in her past pupils and continued to offer ongoing support as they undertook life's journey.

Some 20 years ago Joan faced the challenge of life-threatening cancer, for which the treatment was severe. In the midst of such illness and against the odds, Joan continued and successfully completed University study to update her teaching qualifications.

Joan and John Rae loved caravanning and undertook many wonderful trips together, around and through Australia and across to New Zealand - enjoying nature and making many rich and lasting friendships.

As well as her very active involvement in her church, Joan had recently joined the Sacred Heart Ladies Association, and with her husband, had helped with Meals on Wheels since her retirement from school.


Joan married Living

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