|NEWFOUNDLAND'S FIRST CANADIAN, |
SHARON ROSE HEALEY O'NEILL
Now Mrs Sharon Rose O'Neill, she is married to Owen who has a special connection with the Presentation Sisters. Owen was born and raised on the beautiful Southern Shore, in Port Kirwan, Fermeuse.
In September 1853, Mother Bernard Kirwan, the founder of the Presentation Order in Newfoundland, with four other Presentation Sisters, established at Admiral's Cove, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Convent. Mother Bernard died on 27th February 1857 and was laid to rest in Admiral's Cove. In 1960, this amazing Irish Nun was honoured when the name of Admiral's Cove was changed to Port Kirwan.
Sharon's sister, Teri Evans, has sent us a photo of Sharon who received due recognition at the Canada 150 Celebration Breakfast on Canada Day, 1st July 2017. Sharon was presented with a bouquet of flowers by St John's City Councillor, Sandy Hickman.
|SHARON IS HONOURED AT CANADA |
150 CELEBRATION BREAKFAST ON
CANADA DAY, 1ST JULY 2017