The Southern Cross : June 2013
Page 20 June 2013 www.thesoutherncross.org.au The Southern Cross | obituary Crossword No. 141 Solution on page 22 12 3 456 7 891 0 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 You can now donate online via our Appeals page. Please visit www.adelaide.catholic.org.au and click on the Catholic Charities logo ACROSS 1 Leave; operate. 3 Tungsten. 8 Replacement material; repair. 10 Popular beverage. 11 Fruit. 12 Swedish chemist and philanthropist. 14 Abbreviated name; definite article (Romance languages). 15 Measure of unavailable energy in thermodynamics. 16 Preposition. 17 Tree fruit used for animal food and sometimes as a chocolate substitute. 19 Played a role. 21 Academic award (abbr). 22 French city or town east of Mount Lofty ranges. 25 Mimic. 26 Islamic ruler (orthographic variant). 27 City in central western Iran. 29 Time past. 30 Outback town. 31 Makes loud harsh bird calls. 32 Pronoun. DOWN 1 Lead ore. 2 Personal name, generally encountered in US Bible Belt or lifts. 3 Hand-powered vehicle. 4 Group of metallic elements, including 'rare earths'. 5 Film forming yeast used in making fortified wines. 6 Restart a computer, especially after a crash. 7 1 down (L); name now incorporated in that of metal used in steel making. 8 Constabulary patrol vehicles (6,4). 9 Summary of achievements for employment (init.). 13 Entertainment medium once popular (init.). 18 French composer. 20 Pierce through (orthographic variant). 23 Morning (abbr.). 24 Dairy, fishing and tourist town in southern NSW. 25 Curved structure. 28 Gold (chem. symb.) Barbara Elizabeth Grealy lived a life of activism in Church women's groups and ecumenical groups at a local and international level. The eldest daughter of Jim and Anne Morrissy, Barbara was educated by the Sisters of St Joseph, at Woodville, and the Sisters of Mercy, at Star of the Sea, Henley Beach. On her 80th birthday in 2004, she recalled: "Our Dad showed us the example of being involved as a lay person in the Church, of judging right from wrong and being aware of social justice issues." Throughout her life, Barbara followed that example. As a young woman she was a public servant and secretary of the National Catholic Girls Movement in SA. Working at the Catholic Social Service Bureau brought her into contact with Young Christian Workers Diocesan Sports Secretary Patrick James Grealy. Barbara and Pat married at St Francis Xavier's Cathedral in 1950 and they had a loving and enduring partnership for 58 years. Barbara threw herself into voluntary activities at her children's schools and within her home parishes at Flinders Park and, from 1965, at Lockleys. Joining the Catholic Women's League in South Australia in 1965, she served for nine years as state secretary. A term as national secretary led to a role as Australia's international secretary and delegate for six years to assemblies of the World Union of Catholic Women's Organisations. Barbara was appointed to the first three Adelaide Diocesan Pastoral Councils and chosen as the only woman from SA to the first Catholic National Laity Conference. Her interest in ecumenism was sparked in the early 70's and so began a long period of executive roles with the Australian Church Women group, the Asian Church Women's Conference, the World Day of Prayer and an inter-church movement for peace and justice, the Fellowship of the Least Coin. Barbara's decade on the executive of the National Council of Women SA was recognised by President Barbara Flint recently: "Barbara's energy, vision and commitment to the status of women and related issues were exemplary. She was an inspiration to many." Barbara was a member of the board of management of The Southern Cross. She was appointed by the Bannon Government to the SA Women's Suffrage Centenary Committee and to a review of the Equal Opportunity for Women Program. She was proud of her Irish heritage -- the Morrissy family hailed from County Clare -- and was an avid fan of Norwood and the Adelaide Crows. Barbara was recognised for her services to the Christian faith by receiving a Benemerenti Medal from Pope John Paul II in 1981. She received an Order of Australia Medal and was made a life member of the CWL and the World Day of Prayer Committee of SA. In the International Year of Older Persons in 1999, soon after she completed a palliative care course at Adelaide University, Barbara received a Commonwealth Medal for achievers aged 60 and over. Barbara is survived by her five children, Anne, Michael, Carmel, Jane and Simon, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 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