Sad passing of a great friend

Sancta is sad to announce the passing of a great friend of the College, Rosmarie Samuelson. Rosmarie was a wonderful supporter of the College and generously donated a number of artworks for the beautification of our walls and a capital that has pride of place in the Quad (seen in the header image).

Rosmarie died peacefully at home after a long battle with illness. She will be remembered for her intelligence, poise and immense kindness.

The message the College received about her passing encapsulates her great spirit: “Rosmarie flew to Heaven in the early hours of 10th November 2015 to be reunited with her loved ones.”

The  funeral will be held on 19 November 2015 at the All Hallows Church at Five Dock at 10am, followed by the cremation at 11.30 at Northern Suburbs Crematorium East Chapel, with a wake at their Function Centre.  

Instead of flowers, Rosmarie requested a gift to Reach Out – the Earth Quake Disaster Relief Fund for High Himalayan Community Project Nepal. Donations can be made via

Rosmarie was a founding member of the Mother Swift Bequest Society. She will be sadly missed.

Image below: Rosmarie (centre) with Chair of Council, Jo Heesh and Principal Dr Marie Leech in front of the icon that she donated to the College