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Bethlehem Home for the Aged honours Cairns sisterAugust 2, 2007
Sister Ines Demartini (
On the chilly morning of July 2, some of the Cairns Mercies gathered at Bethlehem Home for the Aged to celebrate with one of our sisters, Ines Demartini. The management of the Home, now owned by the Holy Spirit Care Services, had decided to dedicate the wing for the high care nursing section to our own Ines who had spent twenty years as matron and manager of the Home.
We gathered at the entrance to the wing where the ceremony took place. Those of the residents who were able joined us, gracing the moment with their presence and watching as the plaque was unveiled. A short speech was delivered by the General Manager, Pam Fielding.
Also present was Sister Noela Williamson of the Holy Spirit Congregation, now resident in
She was amused at the fact her name now joins those of several bishops and noted people already decorating the walls of the building. However, Pam Fielding noted that in recognising Ines in this way, they are also acknowledging the wonderful contribution that nursing staff have made to aged care.
From: Sister Mary-Ann Lennon (Local Communications Facilitator, Cairns)
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