Page 8, 28th August 1970

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Page 8, 28th August 1970 — OBITUARY

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Mr. John Kelly, London editor of the Irish independent, on Monday, while on holiday in Co. Cork, aged 64. A highly respected Westminster lobby correspondent and member of the Newspaper Conference, he came to London in 1943 from his native Dublin.

He played a leading part in helping the foundation of rthe Irish Club in Eaton Square. and Mr. Fred Peart. Minister of Agriculture in the last Government, this week paid tribute to his journalistic work at Westminster.

Fr. Thomas Burke Murray, S.J., of Farm Street, in St. George's Hospital on August 20. aged 65. A graudate of London University. he taught as a scolastic as Wimbledon College and was ordained in 1936. He subsequently taught at Mount St. Mary's College. Spinkhill, and St. Aloysius's College, Glasgow, and. while in Scotland (1944-50). he took a degree in law. After further periods of teaching at Manresa and Beaumont, he joinedthe Farm Street staff in 1961 and took charge of the Farm Street parish when it was established in 1966. While at Beaumont, he acted as Chaplain to the Catholic boys at Eton and maintained this association during his years at Farm Street.

Fr. Denis Callan, parish priest of St. Gregory's, Earlsfield, S.W. London. from 1954 to 1969, at Headcorn. Kent, aged 60. He was born 'in the Southwark Diocese, and attended Mark Cross junior seminary at Crowborough, Sussex. from 1925 to 1929. Later he studied at seminaries in France. and was ordained in 1937.

He serNed as assistant priest at Cheriton. Worthing. Norbiton and Beckenham before going to Earlsfield. He retired 'through illhealth last year. He was Southwark Diocese pilgrimage organiser. and was made an honorary Canon of Lourdes.

He was appointed by the Vatican's Sacred Congregation for Bishops as perittts for England and Wales of the Apostolate for the Air and later of the Apostolate for Nomads. and attended several conferences in Rome.

Miss Helen Mary McCann, for more than 21 years secretary of the Westminster Archdiocese branch of the Catholic Women's League. in a London hospital. She was educated at Loreto Convent. Simla and the Convent of Notre Dame. Ixelles. Brussela. Shortly before the 1930-45 war she wined the We+iiiiiii+ter C.W.I.On her retirement in 1963 he was presented with the Pro Feelesia et Pontifice Cross for her work with the league. A Requiem Mass will be said for her at Westminster Cathedral at 12.30 p.m. on September 9.

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