Sister Anna Clare (Catherine Lola Berrigan), a Grey Sister of the Immaculate Conception, Pembroke, ON died in Pembroke, Ontario on the 15th day of February, 2020 in the 71st year of her Religious Life. Left to mourn are the members of her Religious Community, nephew, Father Brian Swords, S.F.M, other nephews, nieces and many friends. Predeceased by her parents, William Joseph and Catherine Ida (Rooney), her brother, Earl, and sisters, Veronica Swords, Anna Wight and Gertrude Coghlan. She was born in Ottawa, on December 27, 1930. At the age of eighteen she entered the Community on September 26, 1949, pronouncing final vows on August 24, 1954. A teacher by profession, Sister ministered in Timmins, Whitby and Ottawa, serving as Principal in various schools, including Sacred Heart School, Timmins, Denis O’Connor High School, Whitby, and in Ottawa at St. George, St. Mark, Holy Cross, St. Patrick High School and Immaculata High School. She also served in the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association, with The Mount Currie First Nations Band, B.C. and in other countries including Thailand, Uganda and China. In retirement, she moved to St. Patrick’s Home, Ottawa serving in leadership and in other Community Ministries. Her final years were lived peacefully at Shalom Residence, Pembroke. Visitation at Caritas Residence, 215 Deacon Street, Pembroke, Wednesday, February 19th from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Sharing of memories from 10:00 - 10:20 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel. Interment in St. Columba’s Cemetery.
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Arrangements in the care of Murphy Funeral Home.