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LETTERS: Send letters to the editor to olivia.barnes@fairfaxmedia.com.au.

Remembering a pastor 

The picture published in Tuesday's Port Lincoln Times of Father Laurie Quinn and Sr Josephine Dubiel would have sparked memories of earlier times in the St Joseph's School and St Mary of the Angels' Parish communities.

Remarkably it coincided with the end of Fr. Laurie Quinn’s earthly life.

He died in the Port Pirie Hospital at 2.30am on Wednesday, January 30.

In his last days he was surrounded by the love and prayers of his nephew, Tom, Tom’s wife Debbie, Bishop Greg O'Kelly and numbers of the priests of the Diocese.

Fr Laurie Quinn was a native of Burra, hailing from a farming family in the community of Mount Bryan.

During his priestly life he served in the parishes of St Teresa’s (Whyalla), St Albert’s (Loxton) and St Joseph’s (Burra). 

He is remembered with affection by the people of Port Lincoln for his 19 years as Parish Priest of St Mary of the Angels (1981-1999). 

He loved this community and it was his foresight and tenacity that led to the building of Port Lincoln’s third Church dedicated to St Mary of the Angels… a sacred space that has served us so well for more than 30 years.

In retirement Fr. Laurie seamlessly made the transition to St. Joseph’s Home in Port Pirie.

Here, free from the responsibilities and sometimes burdens of parish life, he was able to live out his final years in a spirit of deep prayer.

May his faithful and jovial soul rest in the peace of his God whom he served so well.

Fr Laurie’s Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Joseph’s Church, Burra.

STEPHEN ARDILL

Port Lincoln

Helping people in need

Every day we read of tragedy, despair and hopelessness.

The Salvation Army works at the front line day in and day out in our community trying to make a difference in the lives of ordinary Australians. 

The support and generosity financially that The Salvation Army received during the 2018 Drakes and Foodland Supermarkets 'Christmas Tree Appeal' promotion has been absolutely amazing. 

Thank you to all of the customers of Drakes and Foodland Supermarkets who have generously donated and purchased a 'Christmas Tree' during the weeks leading up to Christmas.

We are excited to announce that the Drakes promotion held in South Australia and Queensland raised $42,914 and the Foodland SA promotion raised $24,826.

The valuable donations will be used to support the many programs The Salvation Army runs to assist the marginalised in our community, bringing hope to those in need.

MARK FOYLE

The Salvation Army public relations secretary

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