Although their deaths occurred in two different capital cities, they both were buried in the Augustinian section of Frenchs Forest Cemetery in northern Sydney.
Fr Patrick James Fahey OSA
Patrick Fahey was born at Yeppoon in Queensland in May 1933, and died in Sydney on 11 December 2015 at the age of eighty-two years. An Augustinian since 1950 he was ordained in the United States on 8 February 1958, and ministered in the Augustinian parishes and secondary schools within eastern Australia. With a Roman doctoral degree in liturgical theology, in 1980 he became a tertiary lecturer in Rome and at 1984 at the Union Theological Institute and then at Australian Catholic University in Sydney, and was elected as Augustinian Provincial from 1998 to 2006. He is remembered as a dedicated teacher, a highly talented musician and choir director, and as a Provincial who drew the Australian Augustinian Province into closer co-operation with the seven other jurisdictions of the Order throughout the Asia-Pacific.
Fr Patrick Bourke OSA
Patrick Bourke died in Melbourne on 13 December 2015 in his eightieth year after a long struggle with dementia. He joined the Augustinians in Ireland in 1955, was ordained at Rome in February 1962 and began ministry in Australia eight months later as an associate pastor in Sydney. He taught at Villanova College at Coorparoo in Brisbane 1965-1975 and was then parish priest at Mareeba in the Diocese of Cairns 1975-1980. He then served as an associate pastor of Augustinian parishes in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, where his talents often drew him especially to hospital ministry. His final appointment was as full-time chaplain at Calvary Health Care, Bethlehem, Melbourne 2005-2010. Struck by failing health, he spent the last three and a half years as an inpatient at Corpus Christi Aged Care Facility at Clayton, Melbourne. After a Requiem Mass at South Yarra in Melbourne, he was interred in the Augustinian section of Frenchs Forest Cemetery in Sydney.
May they rest in peace.