Lady Loane dies

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Lady Patricia Loane, widow of the late Sir Marcus Loane KBE, former Archbishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia, has passed away in Sydney in her 100th year.

Her family has advised that Lady Loane’s funeral will be held in St. James, Turramurra on Thursday, 28th March at 12.30pm and has provided the following obituary:

Patricia was the second child of the Reverend David Knox and Doris Knox, born in Adelaide, S.A.  Her father was then the rector of St Luke’s, Whitmore Square before returning to NSW, first to St Michael’s ,Wollongong followed in 1924 by St Paul’s, Chatswood and in 1932 Christ Church, Gladesville.  There were 6 sisters and 4 brothers in total. After the sudden death of her older sister, Patricia had to assume the leadership care and comfort of her siblings.  She became their role model in conduct and outlook and they all held her in deepest respect and love throughout their lives.  She was so practical and competent that no fault could be found.

In 1937 she married Marcus Loane thus beginning a 71 year long partnership with him, serving the Lord in all their undertakings. They had four children, Mary, Robert, David and Winsome, 17 grandchildren and 31 great grand children.

She is remembered for her graciousness, her wisdom, her dignity, her humility, her gentleness, her staunch support of her husband and family and her tireless entertaining of all who entered her home.

 

Lady (Patricia) Loane 02-01-1914 – 20-03-2013

 

Photo: Ramon Williams, Worldwide Photos

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