A LIFE REMEMBERED: Sister Ishbel Veitch FMDM

BORN TO THIS LIFE: 10 July 1930 in New Zealand. BORN TO ETERNAL LIFE: 10 December 2016 in Ladywell, England.

Ishbel wrote: “Let my funeral be a celebration of my life, which has been a happy one.”  We hope the video clip will give you a glimpse of this amazing woman of faith. To enlarge screen, click on the icon.


On 22 December 2016, Ishbel’s relatives, friends and FMDM Sisters gathered in Ladywell Chapel for the Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr. Anthony Meredith. Sr. Mary Burke (Regional Leader for England & Scotland) welcomed  in a special way Ishbel’s sister, Derry and her brother, Volker. We remembered those who cannot be present, especially Ishbel’s brother, Fergus and other members of her family. Ishbel, a New Zealander was missioned to the East in her earlier religious life and later in England.

Derry and Volker, Ishbel’s siblings gave the eulogy at Mass and Sr. Jane Bertelsen shared memories of Sister Ishbel. To read, click here Memories of Sr. Ishbel by Sr. Jane

After Mass, everyone gathered at Ladywell cemetery where Ishbel is laid to rest. MOE MAI RA, ISHBEL. Rest in Peace, Ishbel (Maori)